Ambrym families receive food and water

A hut on the south eastern side of Ambryn damaged by earth tremors. (Photo: Facebook/ Nak Media) Vanuatu
A hut on the south eastern side of Ambryn damaged by earth tremors. (Photo: Facebook/ Nak Media) Vanuatu

EVACUATED families from Paamal in southeast Ambrym have received food and water from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and the Malampa Provincial  Government Council (MPGC).

Around 146 residents from the village of Paamal in southeast Ambryn moved to Ulei School after earthquakes followed the significant volcano eruption which caused widespread damage.

Reports of earthquake damage to buildings were recorded in the villages of Asse,Endu, Paamal, Sameou and Ulei.

The recent Ambrym volcano eruption has caused more than 4500 earthquakes with 1380 of them detectable.

The Acting Director of NDMO, Shadrack Welegtabit said as well as water and food, the relocated families also needed immediate medical supplies, hygiene kits, temporary shelter tools kits, tarpaulins, tents, storage containers and kitchen utensils.

He said the emergency supplies were transported ship and the Save the Children group will provide shelters.

Meanwhile in Ambae there are reports of looting.

It is believed that personal effects including canned food were stolen after the thieves broke house windows to gain entry.

There are reports that some Ambae residents have returned home from Maewo and Santo.

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