Vanuatu: landslide and flash flood hampers relief effort on Ambae

Vanuatu: landslide and flash flood hampers relief effort on Ambae
 

A landslide and flash flood on the Vanuatu island of Ambae is complicating evacuation efforts, with as many as 800 people now sheltering in emergency relief centres.
Ambae Island is home to 11,000 people, and for the second time in six months Manaro volcano on top of Mount Lombenben has started rumbling, spewing torrents of ash, gas and rocks from its crater. The debris is causing breathing and health problems, and threatening livelihoods by burying vegetable plots and crops.
The government has declared a three-month state of emergency while it works with non-governmental organisations to... read more

 
25 April 2018 in World News, Views: 71
Source: Guardian
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