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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

Cyclone Pam Update, Sunday 8.30am

Published on 15th March 2015


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VSA CYCLONE PAM UPDATE, SUN 8.50am NZ TIME: Read More

Cyclone Pam Update Saturday 6.00pm

Published on 14th March 2015


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VSA CYCLONE PAM UPDATE, SAT 6.00PM NZ TIME:  Read More

Cyclone Pam Update Saturday 1.00pm

Published on 14th March 2015


VSA CYCLONE PAM UPDATE: the cyclone is now in the far South of Vanuatu. Phone lines are down, but we have been in intermittent contact with Andrew, our Vanuatu Programme Manager, through satellite phone, and he has the following update about Luganville and Santo.  Read More

Update on Cyclone Pam

Published on 12th March 2015


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VSA is keeping a close eye on what is happening with Cyclone Pam. Read More

Empowering women, empowering humanity: Picture it!

Published on 8th March 2015


Empowering women, empowering humanity: Picture it!

International Women’s Day 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration, which set the agenda for achieving equal opportunities for women and girls. Read More

Peace-building in Bougainville

Published on 5th March 2015


Peace-building in Bougainville

Nearly 20 years after the Conflict in Bougainville ended, Sister Lorraine Garasu says the country is experiencing a “negative peace”. There is no fighting anymore, but there is also no healing, and she has devoted herself to building a positive peace in Bougainville, helping its people to overcome the trauma... Read More

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  • Comment by Julian Doorey on VSA and World Vision volunteer Peter Brown tells his story
    "Well done Peter & Elizabeth. I have been wondering how things went for you. Keep up the good work, and keep looking after one-another. Love & best wishes - Julian Doorey" - Julian Doorey
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  • Comment by Mary Little on Cyclone Pam Update Monday 9.30pm
    "Hi Linda,
    Yes, I'm please to say that Wendy is safe and well. We've got a lot of information coming in and are processing it, figuring out the best way that we can support our partners in Vanuatu, in both the short and longer term. We will publish our advice on this as soon as possible - please keep an eye on the news section of our website and on the Facebook page." - Mary Little
  • Comment by Mary Little on Update on Cyclone Pam
    "Thank you to everyone who is offering to help. We've got a lot of information coming in and are processing it, figuring out the best way that we can support our partners in Vanuatu, in both the short and longer term. We will publish our advice on this as soon as possible - please keep an eye on the news section of our website and on the Facebook page." - Mary Little