Over 3,000 evacuees voluntarily move to Santo

The total number of people from Ambae who have voluntarily moved to Santo so far since Wednesday this week is estimated at 3,180 — higher than the number of those who moved to Maewo.

This figure is expected to increase as the Government will be providing transport for more evacuees with special needs and their caretakers to Santo later this week. Around 150 of them were already transported to Luganville.

This group of vulnerable evacuees will be accomodated at the Shanghai Building at the Niscol Wharf for a short time, while the Shelter Cluster continues with arrangements for their relocation to the Sanma Provincial compound.

The latest update on the Ambae disaster situation conveyed more than 1,450 people moved under mandatory evacuation, from Ambae to Maewo.

Evacuations to Maewo are coordinated from the on-site emergency operation centre now in Kerebei on Maewo, with the presence of all clusters.

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