Vanuatu

Around three-quarters of people in Vanuatu live in rural areas, and are dependent on subsistence farming. Vanuatu has a young population, but the limited opportunities for young people means they are increasingly vulnerable to poverty and health problems.

Oxfam's work in Vanuatu is supporting a wide variety of services to improve the lives of people living in rural communities, including the expansion of vocational skills training for young people, and improving access to a sustainable clean water supply and safe sanitation.

To find out more, visit www.oxfam.org.nz/vanuatu

Vanuatu profile


Country overview

Vanuatu – formerly the New Hebrides – gained independence in 1980, following 70 years of joint British and French rule.

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