News - Vanuatu
21 Jan 2019
Six hundred and eighty-five people on the Vanuatu island of Ambrym have been ordered to relocate to safe zones as the island's volcano continues to erupt. Earthquakes triggered by the eruption...
20 Dec 2018
A baby on a small Pacific island has become the first person given a vaccine delivered by a commercial drone. Unicef arranged for the drone to be flown some 40km (25 miles) across rugged...
17 Dec 2018
The designer of a new Oxfam aid programme for Vanuatu's Ambae Islanders says overwhelmingly the recipients have been "really relieved" by the assistance. Sandra Uwantege Hart has set-up...
5 Nov 2018
The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu will soon get commercial drone help to bring vaccines and medical supplies to its islands. In June, UNICEF Pacific put out a global call for help in the form...
25 Sep 2018
There are now 8,000 Ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers in Australia and New Zealand making the country one of the most successful participants of Pacific labour-mobility schemes. The labour department...
3 Sep 2018
The future of the people evacuated from Ambae in Vanuatu remains uncertain. The eruption of the Manaro Volcano displaced thousands with some people moving to Maewo, Santo and Port Vila. Earlier...
29 Aug 2018
Access to safe water for drinking and an adequate supply of water for other purposes is challenging in the rural areas of Vanuatu. A new project, that uses solar water pumping technology, will...