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CARE started work in: 2008

Vanuatu ranks 140 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE works with communities in Vanuatu to build community resilience to disasters and increase women and girls’ involvement.

History of CARE International’s work in Vanuatu

Vanuatu, which consists of more than 80 islands, faces ever-present threats of the climate emergency and social inequality. Three-quarters of Vanuatu’s population lives in rural areas, and many lack access to clean water sources, basic sanitation, and essential health services.  

Families are also vulnerable to natural disasters that are increasingly common in the Pacific region. Despite a growing economy, income opportunities are often limited, particularly for women. Women and girls face threats of violence, and women are very under-represented in community, provincial, and national decision making. 

CARE International has been present in Vanuatu since 2008, working with communities to build resilience to disasters and climate shocks and increase women and girls’ involvement in community and national leadership. We help communities prepare for emergencies, such as Cyclone Pam in 2015. 

What CARE International does in Vanuatu

CARE International’s work in Vanuatu focuses on: 

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 12,842
  • Women & girls 49%
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