Vanuatu again orders evacuation of island as volcano erupts

2018-07-27 22:09

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

Vanuatu's volcano evacuation gathers pace

2017-10-02 22:25

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.

Fears belching Vanuatu volcano may blow

2017-09-27 11:50

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.

Vanuatu elects new prime minister

2016-02-11 09:01

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 lawmakers who pardoned selves arrested

2015-10-16 14:02

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.

Vanuatu rebuilds after Cyclone Pam

2015-03-23 14:38

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.

Villagers hungry as cyclone destroys Vanuatu crops

2015-03-20 13:21

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 slams lack of aid co-ordination

2015-03-19 12:25

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.

Vanuatu cyclone survivors desperate for food, water

2015-03-19 07:49

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.

Vanuatu hospital struggles as more cyclone victims arrive

2015-03-18 07:52

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 says most residents evacuated from belching volcano

2017-10-04 12:40

Vanuatu officials say they've all but completed the evacuation of an island where a belching volcano has been threatening to blow.

Vanuatu orders evacuation of island with rumbling volcano

2017-09-28 09:41

Vanuatu officials have ordered the complete evacuation of an island where a rumbling, belching volcano is threatening to blow.

Earthquake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued

2016-04-28 22:29

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu resulting in a tsunami warning being issued.

Low-lying island nations to face rising seas, migration hurdles

2015-12-03 05:24

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 acting leader pardons himself from bribery charges

2015-10-14 13:11

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.

Vanuatu cyclone death toll revised to 11

2015-03-23 09:57

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 boosts Vanuatu cyclone relief effort

2015-03-20 11:03

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.

Lessons to learn from Vanuatu’s devastating cyclone

2015-03-19 10:52

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.

Food, water rushed to devastated Vanuatu islands

2015-03-18 11:11

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.

Rescue teams reach Vanuatu islands, death toll lowered

2015-03-17 12:18

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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