23 Jan 2020

Vanuatu govt sends emergency supplies to drought-stricken island

9:44 am on 23 January 2020

The Vanuatu government has sent emergency supplies to the drought-stricken southern island of Aniwa.

Emergency supplies are unloaded on Aniwa.

Emergency supplies are unloaded on Aniwa. Photo: Deffnie Thompson / Vanuatu Daily Post

The Daily Post reports a ship arrived at Aniwa on Tuesday carrying 900 bags of rice and 2000 cartons of water.

It also brought diesel and a battery for a desalination machine.

Officers from the Department of Water are expected to travel to Aniwa soon to ensure the machine is working.

Meanwhile, drought in the north of Efate has prompted the trucking of water from Takara to Tanoliu.