Aussie ship to aid in Vanuatu volcano evacuation

This aerial photo taken on Monday shows the Manaro Voui volcano spewing steam and ash on Vanuatu's Ambae island. The government has acknowledged it is not well-prepared for a volcanic emergency, and has called for international assistance. – AFP pic, October 1, 2017.

AUSTRALIA has sent a naval ship to help evacuate thousands of people from Vanuatu’s Ambae island, where a volcano is threatening a major eruption.

The Vanuatu government announced last week that all 11,000 residents on Ambae, in the north of the Pacific archipelago, would be moved, after the Manaro Voui volcano rumbled to life and rained rock and ash on villages.

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