26 Sep 2017

Vanuatu volcano: Evacuations continue

From Morning Report, 6:09 am on 26 September 2017

About half of the population on the Vanuatu island of Ambae is being evacuated because of a continuing volcanic eruption. The volcano in the centre of the island at the island's centre has been rumbling away for weeks, but its activity picked up suddenly on Saturday, when it started belching ash. The operations manager at the National Disaster Management Office, Peter Korisa, told RNZ Pacific's Jamie Tahana the evacuation is a massive undertaking - and a stretch on resources.