The Vanuatu Government has sent the first
consignment of relief supplies to Pentecost Island which was hit by an
earthquake and tsunami on Saturday.
The chairman of the National Disaster
Management Council, John Sese says the aid includes sheltering material,
food, water and medicine.
About one-thousand people lost everything
in the disaster.
Mr Sese says Vanuatu's Council of Ministers
has agreed to officially request assistance from Australia, France and
He says three Government Ministers have
been touring the island to assess damage and find out what is needed by