Relief efforts continue in Vanuatu’s Ambrym

Vanuatu’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in conjunction with the Malampa Provincial Emergency Operation Centre (MEOC) is coordinating humanitarian response activities in the south eastern parts of Ambrym.

The Malampa PEOC and other humanitarian partners, Red Cross, and clusters are working to ensure that affected communities are evacuated to safer parts of the island.

The PEOC has identified five affected communities and three primary schools.

The Ambrym onsite EOC has been established and is coordinated by two NDMO officers and Malampa province.

Malampa province has donated some food items for the affected communities.

The NDMO confirmed that the national patrol boat RVS Tukoro delivered 7 drums of fuel for the response operation in S/E Ambrym and LC Kalyara has delivered donated items and food supplies for the S/E Ambrym affected community.

NDMO confirmed that the distribution of relief supplies is on-going while registration in Ulei evacuation centre is continuing.

A technical assessment team comprising representatives from Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Health, Food security, Education, Gender & Protection, Police (Security), VMGD and Emergency Telecommunication has joined the response team on ground to conduct detailed assessment.

The Vanuatu Meteorology Department (VMGD) says Ambrym Volcano is at Alert Level 3 which is the minor eruption stage.

The possibility that the Ambrym Volcano activity will escalate to Level 4 is low for now.



Tensly Sumbe
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