NZ provides additional support for Vanuatu

The New Zealand government has announced a further $US500,000 worth of support to Vanuatu communities impacted by the evacuation from Ambae.

It said it is continuing to work with the government of Vanuatu and other partners to support the response.

A total of US$420,000 is being given to New Zealand non-government organisations to work with partners in Vanuatu to provide on-the-ground assistance with US$80,000 going towards the Vanuatu's government's response effort.

Foreign minister Gerry Brownlee said New Zealand's total contribution so far is just under $NZ1 million ($US970,000) in addition to technical assistance and supplies already provided.


Photo: AFP / Thomas Boyer An aerial photo taken on 25 September by vulcanologist Thomas Boyer of Manaro Voui volcano