The Council of Ministers has decided during its meeting this evening to repatriate over 11 000 people of Ambae to their island and villages. The repatriation will begin will depend on logisltic plan prepared by the NDMO. The COM has also agreed to extend the state of emergency to facilitate the repatriation.
Vanuatu government will be responsible for their repatriation.
Tomorrow PM Charlot Charlot Salwai will start to perform custom ceremonies in Santo, Pentecost and Maewo to thank the chiefs and the people of Pentecost to host the evacuees of Ambae. The government will be responsible for their repatriation.