NZ flies in relief supplies for Ambae residents

A second New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Aircraft flew into Vanuatu today carrying a further 11 tonnes of relief supplies to support the volcano-affected people of Ambae.

The NZDF Boeing 757 landed at Bauerfield Airport and the relief supplies including shelter kits, family hygiene kits, mother-and-infant kits, water containers and tarpaulins were cross-loaded on to a NZDF C-130 Hercules for transport to Luganville.

According to the NZ High Commission in Port Vila, these supplies will be added to those pre-positioned in warehouses in Luganville last night, for the NDMO to arrange for them to be distributed as required.

Meanwhile a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) C-130 Hercules carrying 11 tonnes of relief supplies landed at Pekoa Airport last night.

The stores were met by members of the New Zealand Assessment team, the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and Vanuatu Customs.


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