News - Vanuatu

25

Sep '18

25 Sep 2018

Vanuatu

8000 Ni-Vanuatuans working in Australia and New Zealand

There are now 8,000 Ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers in Australia and New Zealand making the country one of the most successful participants of Pacific labour-mobility schemes. The labour department...

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03

Sep '18

3 Sep 2018

Vanuatu

The future of evacuees Ambae in Vanuatu remains uncertain

The future of the people evacuated from Ambae in Vanuatu remains uncertain. The eruption of the Manaro Volcano displaced thousands with some people moving to Maewo, Santo and Port Vila. Earlier...

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29

Aug '18

29 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

How Safe Drinking Water in Rural Vanuatu Will Save Women Time While Aiding in Economic Development

Access to safe water for drinking and an adequate supply of water for other purposes is challenging in the rural areas of Vanuatu. A new project, that uses solar water pumping technology, will...

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27

Aug '18

27 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Santo opens community centre for Vanuatu evacuees

The first community centre for the evacuees from the Manaro volcanic eruption on Ambae, has been opened on Santo in Vanuatu. The Daily Post newspaper reported the Takaro Community Centre has...

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23

Aug '18

23 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu hit by 6.5 earthquake

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the Vanuatu island of Ambrym. The earthquake occurred just after 9.30am Vanuatu time (1030 NZT) at a depth of 13 kilometres. The US...

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15

Aug '18

15 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Ambae Island completely evacuated

Vanuatu's government says the island of Ambae has been completely evacuated. The director general of the climate change ministry, which is responsible for disaster management, says all the...

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13

Aug '18

13 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Evacuation underway in Vanuatu's volcanic Ambae Island

A state of emergency remains in place on the Vanuatu island of Ambae following an increase in volcanic activity in late July and a mass evacuation of the island is currently underway. The...

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07

Aug '18

7 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Ambae evacuees accepting their fate

Many Ambaeans have reluctantly accepted the Vanuatu government's decision to evacuate them, an aid worker says. The volcano at the centre of Ambae Island continues to erupt, smothering the...

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22

May '18

22 May 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu NDMO predicts low evacuation numbers from Ambae

Vanuatu's National Disaster office says only about 10 percent of the population are expected to take up the government's offer of help to evacuate the volcanic island of Ambae. Operations...

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17

May '18

17 May 2018

Vanuatu

Walking the talk in Vanuatu, the first country in the world to ban plastic straws

15 May 2018, Port Vila, Vanuatu - It's a Pacific island nation that has beaten the global community across the finish line with Vanuatu officially being the first nation in the world to legally...

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01

May '18

1 May 2018

Vanuatu

New Zealand delivers aid supplies for Vanuatu volcano victims

New Zealand has delivered 23 tonnes of emergency aid for Vanuatu's volcano evacuees. The supplies included hygiene kits, tarpaulins, mother-and-infant kits and shelter toolkits. The New Zealand...

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24

Apr '18

24 Apr 2018

Vanuatu

Ambae evacuation could cost millions

Another mass evacuation from Vanuatu's Ambae could cost $US1.8 million, disaster authorities say. Ambae's Manoro Voui volcano on Mt Lombenbe erupted in September last year prompting the island's...

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