10 Aug 2018

Mass evacuation underway from Vanuatu's volcanic Ambae Island

From , 3:04 pm on 10 August 2018

A State of Emergency remains in place on the Vanuatu island of Ambae until the 26th September 2018 following an increase in volcanic activity in late July.
A full, compulsory evacuation of the Ambae population is currently underway following a decision by the Vanuatu government two weeks ago.

The island's original population is estimated at about 10,000 but since the Manaro Voui volcano began erupting in September last year many people had already left.

Jenny Meyer reports.

Penama Province, Vanuatu

Penama Province, Vanuatu Photo: Google Maps