News - Vanuatu

22

Jan '19

22 Jan 2019

Vanuatu

Ambae people welcome Vanuatu government support

Custom chiefs from Ambae have welcomed the Vanuatu government's decision to feed the people of Ambae island for four more months while they plant their gardens. Ambaeans who have already...

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21

Jan '19

21 Jan 2019

Vanuatu

Hundreds relocated as volcano erupts on Vanuatu's Ambrym

Six hundred and eighty-five people on the Vanuatu island of Ambrym have been ordered to relocate to safe zones as the island's volcano continues to erupt. Earthquakes triggered by the eruption...

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16

Jan '19

16 Jan 2019

Vanuatu

Quake of 6.6 magnitude strikes off Vanuatu coast

An earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck off the coast of Vanuatu, the US Geological Survey reported.   The quake was 105km west north west of Sola, Vanuatu, at depth of 46.9 km. There were...

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16

Jan '19

16 Jan 2019

Vanuatu

Vanuatu police warn about seasonal work scammers

Vanuatu's Police Fraud Unit has warned about scammers targeting seasonal workers, saying it has a number of registered cases related to this area. A spokesman for the Fraud Unit has called on...

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20

Dec '18

20 Dec 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote island

A baby on a small Pacific island has become the first person given a vaccine delivered by a commercial drone. Unicef arranged for the drone to be flown some 40km (25 miles) across rugged...

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17

Dec '18

17 Dec 2018

Vanuatu

Oxfam cash transfer a relief for displaced people in Vanuatu

The designer of a new Oxfam aid programme for Vanuatu's Ambae Islanders says overwhelmingly the recipients have been "really relieved" by the assistance.   Sandra Uwantege Hart has set-up...

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05

Nov '18

5 Nov 2018

Vanuatu

Aerial Vaccine Deliveries Are Coming to the Pacific Island Country of Vanuatu via Drones

The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu will soon get commercial drone help to bring vaccines and medical supplies to its islands. In June, UNICEF Pacific put out a global call for help in the form...

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26

Oct '18

26 Oct 2018

Vanuatu

NZDF Delivers Donated Goods for Vanuatu Women

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has delivered 16 boxes of donated bras collected by a Kiwi charity for Vanuatu women. Lieutenant Commander Lorna Gray, the Commanding Officer of offshore...

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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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