27 Sep 2017

Vanuatu's authorities struggling with volcanic emergency

From , 4:04 pm on 27 September 2017

About 8,000 people are crammed into evacuation centres on the Vanuatu island of Ambae, short of food, water and other basic supplies.

Most of the island's population has been relocated as the volcano at its centre continues to erupt, blanketing the island in ash.

A state of emergency has been declared, but authorities say they are struggling to cope.

Jamie Tahana reports.