The evacuation of more than 11,000 people from a Vanuatu island threatened by a volcano was completed Thursday, authorities said, as aid began arriving to help the displaced. Fearing a major eruption, officials mobilised a rag-tag armada of civilian vessels to ferry residents to safety on other islands, with at least 18 evacuation centres set up in schools, churches and on sports grounds. “The evacuation of the residents of Ambae Island — approximately 11,600 people — is now complete,” said Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

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