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10 Sep 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is an increased in total number of consultation from 1,867 consultation in epiweek 34 to 2,801 consultation in epiweek 35, with increased in reporting rates from 55% in Epiweek 34 to 91% in epiweek 35 from the sentinel sites.

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.

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.

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.

13 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.

 All residents of Ambae have been relocated to other islands. No further movements from Ambae are expected.

11 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 is currently underway as per the Vanuatu Government Council of Ministers (COM) decision of 26th July 2018.

  • The Government is supporting people to move to the island of Maewo.

10 Aug 2018 description

A state of emergency remains in place on the Vanuatu island of Ambae following an increase in volcanic activity in late July and a mass evacuation of the island is currently underway.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

08 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 is currently underway as per the Vanuatu Council of Ministers (COM) decision on the 26th July 2018.

 The Government is supporting people to move to the Island of Maewo.

 As of midday today 1,450+ people have participated in government assisted relocation from Ambae to Maewo.

07 Aug 2018 description

For the third time since September 2017, the Manaro Voui volcano on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island has produced thick ash fall and gas emissions. The latest cycle of eruptions has blanketed the island with ash, including in areas not previously impacted. Many parts of the island are uninhabitable due to the impact on housing, crops and water sources. The Government of Vanuatu declared a state of emergency on 12 April 2018.

07 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The threat level of the Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae Island is now categorized as “minor eruption”, and has therefore increased from volcanic alert level two to level three.

  • The Government of Vanuatu’s Council of Ministers (COM) reinstated the State of Emergency on Ambae for two months – 26 July to 26 September 2018 - and ordered the immediate compulsory evacuation of all people in Ambae to nearby Maewo island.

06 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 is currently underway as per the Vanuatu Council of Ministers decision on the 26th July 2018. The Government is supporting people to move to the Island of Maewo. Voluntary movements are taking place from Ambae to other locations.

02 Aug 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a slight decreased in total consultation from 1332 consultation in epiweek 29 to 538 consultation in epiweek 30, with decreased in reporting rate from 64% in Epiweek 29 to 55% in epiweek 30 from the sentinel sites.

31 Jul 2018 description

For the past week Ambae has been rocked by the largest eruptions since volcanic activity began in September 2017. Ashfall has rendered parts of the island dark in the middle of the day, crops and water sources have suffered severe damage and the Vanuatu Council of Ministers has ordered the island’s population of over 10,000 people be evacuated.

27 Jul 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate:

There is an increased in total consultation from 660 consultation in epiweek 28 to 1332 consultation in epiweek 29, with increased reporting rate from 25% in Epiweek 28 to 64% in epiweek 29 from the sentinel sites.

Changes from previous week:

There is decreased in reported cases of Prolonged fever and increased in reported cases of Influenza like illness and Watery Diarrhoea and no changes in reported cases of acute fever and rash in epiweek 29.

19 Jul 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a decreased in total consultation from 2102 consultation in epiweek 27 to 660 consultation in epiweek 28, with decreased reporting rate from 82% in Epiweek 27 to 45% in epiweek 28 from the sentinel sites.

Changes from previous week: There is decreased in reported cases of Influenza-like-illness and Watery Diarrhoea and increased in reported cases of Prolonged fever and no changes in reported cases of acute fever and rash in epiweek 28.

12 Jul 2018 description

Vanuatu's government has been urged to address the worsening situation faced by students relocated from volcano-affected Ambae Island.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

28 Jun 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is an increased in total consultation from 1498 consultation in epiweek 24 to 2747 consultation in epiweek 25, with reporting rates same as epiweek 24 (55%) from the sentinel sites.

Changes from previous week: There is an increased in reported cases of influenza like illness in epiweek 24 and decreased in reported cases of Acute Fever and Rash, Prolonged Fever and Watery Diarrhea.