The Australian Government announced that Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18 would provide further assistance to support the Government of Vanuatu in response to the ongoing impact of volcanic activity on Ambae Island on Friday 8 June.
On Sunday 10 June, Australia delivered emergency supplies to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) warehouse in Luganville to support those affected.
The Australian Defence Force vessel HMAS Success delivered community tents, solar street lighting, solar lanterns for personal use, bed nets, jerry cans and water tanks. These supplies will help meet the immediate needs of people displaced by the volcano and their host communities. The Vanuatu Government, through the NDMO, will manage the distribution of supplies. Australia will continue to assist the distribution with funding and technical assistance.
Australia stands ready to provide further support to the Government of Vanuatu to support those affected by this disaster.