It is a familiar conundrum around the world during the coronavirus pandemic – students crammed into home offices or at the kitchen table, adapting to the strange new reality of learning online and communicating with classmates and teachers solely through a screen. For many young students in Vanuatu, getting an education online is an unfeasible […]
Oxfam teams in the Pacific are working with partner agencies and governments in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, to plan a response to Tropical Cyclone Harold. The Category 5 cyclone, made landfall in Santo and Malo islands in Vanuatu’s northern Sanma Province this morning local time and the slow-moving storm is now moving into the Penama […]
https://www.oxfam.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Windy_-Wind-map-weather-forecast-Google-Chrome-2020-04-05-11-13-05_1.mp4 Up to 130,000 in path of tropical cyclone Harold as storm approaches Vanuatu capital Oxfam is ready to respond to tropical cyclone Harold, which is expected to hit Vanuatu in the next 24 hours. The storm’s current path suggests it will pass through the Vanuatu island group, potentially affecting the capital Port Vila, as […]
UPDATE: 12:00pm 09/05/2017 An update has been sent out from Oxfam’s regional office in Vanuatu. The worst affected people are those in the Torba province. Oxfam in Vanuatu have decided to partner with the Vanuatu Red Cross and distribute Oxfams’ hygiene kits and seeds to get crops going again. A response focusing on the Shefa […]
It’s not uncommon for children in Vanuatu to stop attending school at 10 years old – there are not enough secondary school places due to government budget constraints, and many families can’t afford the school fees. At whatever age these young people leave school, their job prospects are often very limited. Oxfam has been partnering […]
Oxfam is closely monitoring after a cyclone warning was issued for Vanuatu, as numerous provinces brace for damaging gale-force winds and flooding.