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09 Oct 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • In late September the Vanuatu Meteorology & Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) decreased the Ambae Volcano activity to level 2. There is no evidence that the activity level will further decrease in the short term.

  • COM decision 149/2018 approved the Maewo Chiefs Plan (Plan A) to adopt Ambae evacuated families on a case by case, family and community basis into Maewo tribe.

04 Oct 2018 description

Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office is urging Ambae evacuees to be patient during the extended state of emergency due to their island's volcanic activity.

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01 Oct 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • Council of Ministers (COMs) decision 149/2018 extended the State of Emergency on the island of Ambae until the 26th November 2018.

  • The COMs decision have also approved the Maewo Chiefs Plan (Plan A) to adopt Ambae Evacuated families into the Maewo tribes, on a case by case, family, community basis through customary adoption and integration for the families to be resettled in Maewo.

01 Oct 2018 description

In Vanuatu the people of Ambae are today marking what they call the "Ambae Exodus" to remember the first evacuation from the island after the eruption of the Manaro volcano in September last year.

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28 Sep 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (27 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Vanuatu today signed a $500,000 grant agreement to support the second Vanuatu Manaro Volcano Disaster Response Project. Up to $150,000 of the amount can be used for emergency and humanitarian costs, which the government has incurred to date in response to the disaster.

The agreement was signed by Executive Director Mr. In-chang Song representing Vanuatu on the ADB Board of Directors and ADB Pacific Department Director General Ms. Carmela Locsin at a ceremony at ADB headquarters.

23 Sep 2018 description

AMBAE VOLCANO
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 2

Ambae volcano is in the major unrest state. The Volcanic Alert Level is lowered to Level 2 .

Ambae volcano activity becomes stable. The current volcanic activity is consistent with Volcanic Alert Level 2. Possible imminent eruption could occur at any time in such major unrest state. The Danger Zone for life safety is now limited at 2 km radius from the active vent and areas located in the Yellow Zone (See Map below).

20 Sep 2018 description

Handing over ceremony of power equipment tools to Vanuatu Government

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provided the Government of Vanuatu with critical equipment today, which can be deployed for rebuilding community infrastructure for people relocating to surrounding islands and following natural disasters.

18 Sep 2018 description

The State of Emergency for the Vanuatu island of Ambae has been extended for a further two months.

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17 Sep 2018 description

Approximately 200 people who fled Vanuatu's Manaro volcano have been delivered beds and mattresses after initially having to sleep on the floor at a seafront terminal in Santo's Luganville Town.

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07 Sep 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • A State of Emergency is in place on the island of Ambae until the 26th September 2018.

  • The Vanuatu Meteorology and GeoHazard Department has the Ambae Volcano at Alert Level 3.

  • A delegation led by the Minister of Agriculture, Honorable Matai Seremaiah is currently in Maewo, to visit the host communities and to observe the work of the FSAC (Food Security & Agriculture cluster).

31 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • A State of Emergency is in place on the island of Ambae until the 26th September 2018.

  • The Vanuatu Meteorology and GeoHazard Department has the Ambae Volcano at Alert Level 3.

  • The recent COM’s Decision 133/2018 dated 28th August 2018, has approved that the Government and its humanitarian partners provide support in terms of food and relief items for the displaced Ambaeans who have voluntarily moved to Santo.

28 Aug 2018 description

Vanuatu residents in Pentecost, near the island of Ambae, now have access to fresh water again after their water sources were polluted with ash.

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28 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • A State of Emergency is in place on the island of Ambae until the 26th September 2018.

  • The Vanuatu Meteorology and GeoHazard Department has the Ambae Volcano at Alert Level 3.

  • The Sanma Provincial Office with several Sanma Government Departments, faith-based organizations and Red Cross has made generous donations towards the Sanma Gender & Protection Cluster to support the Ambae vulnerable group in Luganville.

27 Aug 2018 description

The first community centre for the evacuees from the Manaro volcanic eruption on Ambae, has been opened on Santo in Vanuatu.

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23 Aug 2018 description

Ambae volcano is continuing in the minor eruption state. Its Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 3 .

The volcanic eruption at Ambae confined inside the Lake Voui is stable at Level 3. The volcanic activity is likely to remain at the minor eruptive activity or decrease to a major level of unrest at any time. The Danger Zone for life safety is limited at 3 km radius from the active vent and areas located in the Yellow Zone (See Map below).

22 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

 A State of Emergency is in place on the island of Ambae until the 26th September 2018.

 The Vanuatu Meteorology and GeoHazard Department has the Ambae Volcano at Alert Level 3.

 A full, compulsory evacuation of the island of Ambae has been completed.

 The populations who have relocated to Maewo have now settled into host communities and host families. Registration of evacuees is expected to be completed by next week.

21 Aug 2018 description

Save the Children in Vanuatu has set up large tents as temporary classrooms to help provide a sense of routine for children displaced by the Ambae eruption.

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20 Aug 2018 description

The number of early childhood and primary schools on Vanuatu's Maewo cannot accommodate about 800 children relocated there due to the Ambae volcanic eruption.

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17 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

 A State of Emergency is in place on the island of Ambae until the 26th September 2018.

 The Vanuatu Meteorology and GeoHazard Department has the Ambae Volcano at Alert Level 3.

 A full, compulsory evacuation of the island of Ambae has been completed.