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A Pacific health crisis

Published on 1st July 2015


A Pacific health crisis

In May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released new figures showing that nine of the 10 most obese countries in the world are in the Pacific. The WHO's Pacific Health Systems and Policy Team Leader, Dr Ezekiel Nukuro, described the Pacific as being in a “crisis”, with three-quarters of all... Read More

Selling soybeans: a Kiwi success story in Timor-Leste

Published on 30th June 2015


Selling soybeans: a Kiwi success story in Timor-Leste

VSA volunteer Pat Martin worked as a Communications and Marketing Adviser with World Vision Timor-Leste. He met Tennant Fenton, a fellow VSA and World Vision volunteer, to explore Tennant’s soybean project. Read More

Regrowing a country

Published on 29th June 2015


Regrowing a country

Category 5 Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu in March. The country’s losses and recovery show how important food is to a country’s wellbeing – not only as sustenance, but also as an income, a central focus for community and an opportunity for a better life. Read More

Cabbage, caterpillars, chickens and the cyclone

Published on 29th June 2015


Cabbage, caterpillars, chickens and the cyclone

Pauline Webber joined Vanuatu volunteer Jill Greenhalgh to see how residents are rebuilding after Cyclone Pam. Read More

The power of 632: joining forces to increase incomes

Published on 29th June 2015


The power of 632: joining forces to increase incomes

Pauline Webber joined Vanuatu volunteer Grace Savage to see how residents are rebuilding after Cyclone Pam. Read More

A new creative writing guide for Timor-Leste

Published on 28th April 2015


A new creative writing guide for Timor-Leste

The accompanying partners of volunteers always add a huge amount of value to their partners’ assignments – whether it’s by finding an assignment of their own, or becoming involved in their local communities in whatever way they can. Read More

VSA volunteers working on recovery in Vanuatu

Published on 7th April 2015


VSA volunteers working on recovery in Vanuatu

Since Cyclone Pam swept through Vanuatu in March, VSA staff and volunteers have been working with their partner organisations and the Vanuatu government to support the country’s recovery. Read More

VSA and World Vision volunteer Peter Brown tells his story

Published on 22nd March 2015


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VSA and World Vision volunteer Peter Brown tells his story

VSA volunteer with World Vision Peter Brown had the choice to evacuate Tanna Island, but chose to stay behind and help members of the community prepare for Cyclone Pam instead.  Read More

VSA confirms all volunteers and staff safe and well (Friday 2.15pm)

Published on 20th March 2015


All 23 VSA volunteers and staff in Vanuatu are now confirmed safe. Read More

Cyclone Pam Update Monday 9.30pm

Published on 16th March 2015


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We have managed to contact our volunteers on Malekula and Tanna, and they are safe and well. All our volunteers and staff in Port Vila and Santo have already been confirmed safe (22 of 23 people total). Read More

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