In 2017 and 2018, Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae Island in Vanuatu erupted, and the entire population of the island had to evacuate. Now that it’s safe for them to return, the communities that lived there need help to rebuild. They need to re-establish their livelihoods, repair shelters, and build up cash crops and livestock.
Anglican Missions has launched a special appeal to support this work. This project capitalises on the work started by the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) and is a shared project with other similar agencies.
The project responds to a clear need and has long-term sustainable benefits. It will directly help 540 households who have returned to Ambae. It builds on work ACoM has already started and aligns strongly with the project of the AAW (Association of Anglican Women), which is funding repairs to the girls’ dormitories at St Patrick’s College on Ambae.
Further details, including donation information and photos, are on the website.