There is a possibility that there are over 7000 people from the island of Ambae on Santo, in Port Vila and other islands of the country.
A report issued by the National Disaster Management office, dated 8th of August this year, states that between the 3rd and 8th of August, it is expected that there are 3,180 Ambae evacuees who have registered as being on Santo.
The NDMO says that it estimates that just over a thousand Ambae evacuees on Maewo.