Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is a Pacific island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 540 kilometres (340 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, and west of Fiji.
The election of a new prime minister in Vanuatu, Bob Loughman, is expected to speed up emergency relief work for residents of the Pacific island nation left without shelter by tropical cyclone Harold. Reuters - Published
Cyclone Harold formed off the Solomon Islands in early April, moved past Fiji and Tonga, then finally made landfall in Vanuatu on 6 April. In Vanuatu alone, nearly 160,000 people are in need of.. WorldNews - Published
A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) plane carrying aid to cyclone-struck Vanuatu turned around and returned home on Sunday as a Chinese plane with medical equipment was already on the airport's tarmac,.. Reuters - Published
Aid organisations are under pressure to coordinate a disaster response in cyclone-hit Vanuatu, but concerns have been raised about the possible importation of COVID-19 into a country with no known.. SBS - Published
Tropical Cyclone Harold lashed the South Pacific island of Vanuatu for a second day on Tuesday, ripping off roofs and downing telecommunications, and was moving towards Fiji where it is expected to.. Reuters - Published
A powerful tropical cyclone made landfall on the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, witnesses said, levelling buildings in a country already in a state of emergency due to concerns about.. Reuters - Published
The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu which has no confirmed cases of coronavirus is set to ban travel to and from any country with more than 100 cases of COVID-19, as it prepares to go to the.. Reuters - Published