NZ provides Vanuatu’s Ambae evacuees with rain harvesting systems

New Zealand through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has installed ten rain water harvesting systems and 6000L water tanks for Ambae evacuees who have resettled on Maewo.

In addition, seven existing community water supply systems have been rehabilitated and improved to cater for the additional evacuees, including the installation of 114 tap stands to improve access to portable drinking water.

“Supporting communities who have been affected by disaster and displacement is part of New Zealand’s commitment to improving humanitarian outcomes in Vanuatu”

With funding from the New Zealand Disaster Response Partnership, ADRA Vanuatu has addressed the WASH needs of displaced Ambae people living on Maewo.

A spokesperson said New Zealand is pleased to have supported the Government of Vanuatu, the WASH Cluster and partners to meet the needs of the people who have been displaced by the Ambae volcano eruptions.


Photo supplied. Caption: installation of rain water harvesting systems



Tensly Sumbe