Monday, December 26, 2005
A desalination water plant helps Vanuatu
The volcano erupted on Ambae, one of Vanuatu's outer islands, on November the 27th, leaving thousands of people homeless.
The New Zealand Red Cross' Operations Manager, Andrew McKie, says most of the water supply is still contaminated by ash and that's of greater concern right now than further eruptions.
McKie says the desalination plant produces 1500 litres of water a day, which should be enough for about 500 people.