Vanuatu

NEOC Situation Update: Ambae Volcanic Activity Situation Report 19

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 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.
 All evacuees on Maewo are now settled into host communities. Clusters and humanitarian partners are working closely with NDMO to provide the evacuees with their basic needs.
 According to Health Cluster, no disease outbreaks have been reported on Maewo.
 The Sanma Health and Gender & Protection cluster through the Provincial Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) continues to focus on providing mental and psychosocial support to the vulnerable group in Luganville.  MV Aganda will be departing Port Vila for Maewo this evening with NFI’s from Care International, Save the Children, UNICEF, Education Cluster and Digicel Vanuatu. A further shipment of dry rations for Santo and Maewo Evacuees is scheduled for next week.
 Water sample report from North Pentecost confirms that the water is contaminated by recent Ambae ash fall and not suitable for drinking. WASH Cluster is working to upscale its watertrucking services on North Pentecost.