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October 6, 2017

Emergency Assistance to Vanuatu in Response to the Eruption of Monaro volcano

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide emergency relief goods as below in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu regarding the volcanic eruption.
1. Disaster situation
The increased volcanic activity of Monaro volcano on Ambae Island, the Republic of Vanuatu, has been causing impact such as mandatory evacuation of the entire population on the island.
Evacuees: approximately 11,000 persons (as of October 5)

2. Goods supplied
A. Emergency relief goods (from the JICA Singapore warehouse)
Plastic sheets

B. Shipping schedule
The goods will be transported from the JICA warehouse in Singapore to Port Vila on the next available flight.


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