The Vanuatu Red Cross society's emergency response wing has given support to the people of South east Ambrym, who were recently affected by the increased volcanic and seismic activity on the island.
The Red Cross' Communications and Dissemination Officer, Olivia Finau, reported that the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Sosiety has released over 8 million vatu to help Vanuatu's Red Cross society in its response to the current Ambrym disaster.
Jacquelin De Gaillande, who is Red Cross Vanuatu's Chief Executive Officer, has said that Red Cross Vanuatu's emergency response project is aimed at helping affected communities with basic needs.
VBTC News understands that 25 Red Cross volunteers will be sent to Ambrym on the 6th to the 13th of January, to assess the needs of the 14 affected communities which include Endu, Asse, Sameou, Paamal, Tak, Barrias, Penapo, Maat, Vanen, Utas, Moru, Bethel and Takiak.
Which had their food gardens destroyed, water supplies contaminated and their roads damaged.