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.
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Just over a year ago, on February 20, 2016, one of the most severe cyclones the Pacific has ever seen hit Fiji. Cyclone Winston had an average wind speed of around 230kph and affected 62% of Fiji’s population.
Today, the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. Twenty million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan - where famine has already been declared - Somalia, Yemen and Northern Nigeria.
At the end of 2015, more than 65 million people had been displaced worldwide. John Cho, Minnie Driver, Margot Robbie, Gael Garcia Bernal and others, help humanise this figure and lend their voices in support of those refugees who were forced to flee from their homes in search of safety, peace, equality and basic necessities.
After suffering from a massive brain bleed two years ago Dennis Sanders was told to avoid rapid arm movements, though fortunately for this Oxfam Trailwalker stalwart, rapid leg movements wasn’t off the cards. So he set about tackling his eighth 100km Trailwalker in Taupo in 2015. His team came in 7th in a time of 16 hours and 22 minutes.
A stunning low-cost piece of green technology is changing toilets around the world: The tiger worm. As the ranks of migrants reaches 65 million and refugee camps swell, development agencies are facing up to a rather large problem – how to create a low-cost, flexible toilets. Enter the tiger worm or the African Night Crawler. This worm measures 8 inches. It can exist purely on human faeces. And it has a voracious appetite.
While female reality contestants in New Zealand try to win the heart of one expertly groomed male, on the other side of the world, in Tanzania, female TV contestants are busy planting, vaccinating goats and building mud storehouses to take the top spot as a Female Food Hero. And it’s a hit. This year, it attracted 37 million viewers across Africa and America. In the past few years, it has spread from Tanzania to Ethiopia to Nigeria.
Meet some of the women we've helped in Indonesia
In the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, producing and selling honey is proving to be one sweet solution to the sticky problem of increasing family incomes in the region.
Chicken rearing is improving the nutrition and boosting incomes for families in a remote part of Papua New Guinea.