The volcanic activity at Ambrym continued at the level of major unrest since January 2018. Ambrym island hosts the entire population of approximately 7,286 people (2016 census), a volcanic island in Malampa province in the archipelago of Vanuatu ( It is anticipated that the displaced population, living in overcrowded conditions, will require assistance in regard to hygiene – specifically hygiene kits and awareness raising activities to prevent the spread of illness. Access to clean and safe drinking water is another anticipated need, especially due to contamination of many water sources from acid rain and ash fall. VRCS stands ready to assess further needs with the support of its partners should the need arise in the new evacuation sites. Vanuatu
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350 households (1750 people).