29 Sep 2017

Vanuatu volcano islands evacuation effort in full swing

From , 4:04 pm on 29 September 2017

An armada of ferries, trawlers and other boats is chugging towards the Vanuatu island of Ambae, as the country prepares to evacuate about 5 percent of its population.

The decision to clear the island -- about 11,000 people -- was made yesterday, as the island's volcano continues to erupt.

Jamie Tahana reports.