The Pacific nation of Vanuatu has again ordered thousands of people to leave Ambae island as a volcano erupts and fills the sky with ash
The mass evacuation of a volcano-threatened Vanuatu island is running ahead of schedule as a ramshackle armada of civilian boats ferry people to safety.
A rumbling, belching volcano that's threatening to blow has forced more than 7 000 people to flee their homes and authorities to declare an emergency on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.
Charlot Salwai has been elected the new prime minister of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu following a snap election sparked by a corruption scandal.
Vanuatu police has reportedly arrested 12 lawmakers, the latest twist in a scandal that saw a stand-in leader pardon himself and 13 others while the president was out of the country.
The roof from what was once the home of principal Melizabeth Uhi and her staff is now folded over branches high in the trees that border her school. She's now living with two other staff members in the only classroom that's still habitable.
Since Cyclone Pam destroyed all her family's crops, Eunice Narua has had one source of food for her meals - banana. And in storm-hit Vanuatu there are fears that even homegrown fare will run out within days.
Vanuatu has hit out at aid groups swarming the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation over a lack of co-ordination and a loss of ‘precious’ time, while warning food will run out in a week.
Relief groups are struggling to get supplies to residents living in Vanuatu's cyclone-ravaged outer islands, as survivors grow desperate for food and water five days after the fierce storm flattened the region.
Doctors at Vanuatu's main hospital have so far treated 150 patients with cyclone-related injuries and illnesses, a news report says, after a powerful cyclone hit the region.
Vanuatu officials say they've all but completed the evacuation of an island where a belching volcano has been threatening to blow.
Vanuatu officials have ordered the complete evacuation of an island where a rumbling, belching volcano is threatening to blow.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu resulting in a tsunami warning being issued.
People living in small island nations set to be submerged under rising seas will face legal problems as they attempt to migrate to dry land, UN climate experts say.
Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale says he is 'deeply sorry' and vowed to clean up the government after the country's acting leader pardoned himself and 13 other parliamentarians on bribery convictions, media report.
The death toll from Vanuatu's devastating cyclone has been revised down to 11, according to the UN, which also said contributions to the South Pacific nation's recovery have topped $10m.
Australia has sent a heavy lift naval ship to assist in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific where at least 13 have died and thousands have lost their homes.
Villagers in Vanuatu have buried food and fresh water, as one of the strongest storms on record bore down on them, fleeing to churches, schools and even coconut drying kilns as 300km/h winds and massive seas tore their flimsy houses to the ground.
Relief workers have rushed to deliver desperately needed food and water to survivors living on Vanuatu's outer islands, after a monstrous cyclone wiped out entire villages and flattened vast swathes.
Residents of the main town in the southern Vanuatu island of Tanna appear to have come through the worst of the cyclone that tore through the South Pacific nation with widespread devastation but not the heavy death toll initially feared.
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