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Enoch - Vanuatu

“The noise when it blew it shook the whole house. We ran out, we saw the volcano blowing, the mountain was very red."

"I was so frightened for my family and my life,” says Enoch. Vanuatu Red Cross helped the family evacuate to safety.

“We were empty-handed so they gave blankets, a spade, knives, saucepans, spoons, hotplates, cooking pots, hammer, nails, wood, tarpaulins.” They also helped Enoch contact his son in Australia, to let him know they were safe. “He cried on the phone because he didn’t know if we were alive or not.”

Photo: Australian Red Cross/Dilini Perera. Meet more of the people featured in our Stories of Life series