Vanuatu

Country Vanuatu
Capital Port Vila
Continent Australia-Oceania
Currency Vanuatu vatu(VUV)
Languages Bislama, French & English

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Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

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Vanuatu - Wikipedia
Vanuatu - CIA World Fact Book
Vanuatu - BBC
Vanuatu - Timeline - BBC

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Vanuatu: caring for people with diabetes - World Health OrganizationVanuatu: caring for people with diabetes  World Health Organization

Vanuatu pioneers digital cash as disaster relief - The GuardianVanuatu pioneers digital cash as disaster relief  The Guardian

COVID-19 Is Reaching the Last Coronavirus-Free Nations on Earth - TIMECOVID-19 Is Reaching the Last Coronavirus-Free Nations on Earth  TIME

Vanuatu to mark new developing status with festivities - RNZVanuatu to mark new developing status with festivities  RNZ

Vanuatu faces economic hurdles as natural disaster recovery continues – video - The GuardianVanuatu faces economic hurdles as natural disaster recovery continues – video  The Guardian

Vanuatu doubles quarantine period, halts domestic travel to Efate - RNZVanuatu doubles quarantine period, halts domestic travel to Efate  RNZ

Vanuatu Court told Parl Secs first appointed 13 years ago - RNZVanuatu Court told Parl Secs first appointed 13 years ago  RNZ

Delay in Salwai trial in Vanuatu - RNZDelay in Salwai trial in Vanuatu  RNZ

Vanuatu flag carrier receives funding boost from Govt - RNZVanuatu flag carrier receives funding boost from Govt  RNZ

Light magnitude 4.9 quake hits 23 km southeast of Port-Vila, Vanuatu early morning - VolcanoDiscoveryLight magnitude 4.9 quake hits 23 km southeast of Port-Vila, Vanuatu early morning  VolcanoDiscovery

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Port-Vila, Vanuatu - VolcanoDiscoveryMagnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Port-Vila, Vanuatu  VolcanoDiscovery

Chinese engineers in 28 days quarantine in Vanuatu - RNZChinese engineers in 28 days quarantine in Vanuatu  RNZ

Para-sport inspires the rite of passage for Vanuatu's Mathias Nakat - sportanddev.orgPara-sport inspires the rite of passage for Vanuatu's Mathias Nakat  sportanddev.org

Including persons with disabilities in sport: An Australian volunteer's experience in Vanuatu - sportanddev.orgIncluding persons with disabilities in sport: An Australian volunteer's experience in Vanuatu  sportanddev.org

How many more workers can Vanuatu get on the next plane? - devpolicy.orgHow many more workers can Vanuatu get on the next plane?  devpolicy.org

Asia Today: Hong Kong, Singapore OK travel, virus in Vanuatu - KTIVAsia Today: Hong Kong, Singapore OK travel, virus in Vanuatu  KTIV

Wife of Vanuatu's first head of state farewelled - RNZWife of Vanuatu's first head of state farewelled  RNZ

Quake info: Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 88 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu, on Monday, 2 Nov 8.04 pm (GMT +11) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 88 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu, on Monday, 2 Nov 8.04 pm (GMT +11)  VolcanoDiscovery

Vanuatu's former leader in court today - RNZVanuatu's former leader in court today  RNZ

Fears that proposed break up of Vanuatu's Justice Ministry could weaken the fight to stamp out domestic violence - Pacific Beat - ABC NewsFears that proposed break up of Vanuatu's Justice Ministry could weaken the fight to stamp out domestic violence - Pacific Beat  ABC News

UNICEF Education COVID-19 Case Study Fiji and Vanuatu – Responding to overlapping emergencies (18 November 2020) - Fiji - ReliefWebUNICEF Education COVID-19 Case Study Fiji and Vanuatu – Responding to overlapping emergencies (18 November 2020) - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Luganville, Vanuatu - VolcanoDiscoveryMagnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Luganville, Vanuatu  VolcanoDiscovery

Last COVID-19-free places on Earth have something in common: travel shutdowns - The Guam Daily PostLast COVID-19-free places on Earth have something in common: travel shutdowns  The Guam Daily Post

Govt ministers to take stand in trial of former Vanuatu PM - RNZGovt ministers to take stand in trial of former Vanuatu PM  RNZ

Vanuatu lacking qualified professionals, government - RNZVanuatu lacking qualified professionals, government  RNZ

Vanuatu thinks again on diaper ban issue - RNZVanuatu thinks again on diaper ban issue  RNZ

Quake info: Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 136 km northwest of Sola, Torba Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 21 Nov 3.27 pm (GMT +11) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 136 km northwest of Sola, Torba Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 21 Nov 3.27 pm (GMT +11)  VolcanoDiscovery

Kalsakau tells Vanuatu Court former PM's statement was wrong - RNZKalsakau tells Vanuatu Court former PM's statement was wrong  RNZ

Vanuatu set to adopt new cyber crime law - RNZVanuatu set to adopt new cyber crime law  RNZ

Ecocide: Should killing nature be a crime? - BBC NewsEcocide: Should killing nature be a crime?  BBC News

Vanuatu High Commissioner investigates 'substantial' pay and welfare issues of seasonal workers in Queensland - ABC NewsVanuatu High Commissioner investigates 'substantial' pay and welfare issues of seasonal workers in Queensland  ABC News

SWP governance in Vanuatu: principles for reform - devpolicy.orgSWP governance in Vanuatu: principles for reform  devpolicy.org

Vanuatu sets up loan scheme for private sector - RNZVanuatu sets up loan scheme for private sector  RNZ

Abolishing recruitment agents in Vanuatu: really? - devpolicy.orgAbolishing recruitment agents in Vanuatu: really?  devpolicy.org

Pacific workers to pick fruit in New South Wales - FreshPlaza.comPacific workers to pick fruit in New South Wales  FreshPlaza.com

Raft of bills on the table as Vanuatu parliament reconvenes - RNZRaft of bills on the table as Vanuatu parliament reconvenes  RNZ

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 25 November - Policy ForumCOVID-19 – the Pacific response: 25 November  Policy Forum

Motion to suspend former Vanuatu PM dismissed - RNZMotion to suspend former Vanuatu PM dismissed  RNZ

Vanuatu exporting root crops to NZ - RNZVanuatu exporting root crops to NZ  RNZ

China's media strategy in the Pacific - POST-COURIERChina's media strategy in the Pacific  POST-COURIER

No visitors allowed: 10 destinations that remain coronavirus-free but are closed to tourists - IOLNo visitors allowed: 10 destinations that remain coronavirus-free but are closed to tourists  IOL

COVID-19 Has Made It to One of the Last Coronavirus-free Destinations in the World - Travel + LeisureCOVID-19 Has Made It to One of the Last Coronavirus-free Destinations in the World  Travel + Leisure

Vanuatu Trade Mark Practice Update - New Maintenance Fee Requirement - LexologyVanuatu Trade Mark Practice Update - New Maintenance Fee Requirement  Lexology

Reforms to improve Vanuatu's seasonal labour recruitment system - devpolicy.orgReforms to improve Vanuatu's seasonal labour recruitment system  devpolicy.org

Pacific workers to pick fruit in NSW while NZ Govt 'picks fight with farmers' - Stuff.co.nzPacific workers to pick fruit in NSW while NZ Govt 'picks fight with farmers'  Stuff.co.nz

Vanuatu Covid lockdown lifted apart from on Tanna - RNZVanuatu Covid lockdown lifted apart from on Tanna  RNZ

Disability inclusion a major development focus for Vanuatu Volleyball - sportanddev.orgDisability inclusion a major development focus for Vanuatu Volleyball  sportanddev.org

Quarantine exemption removed for arrivals from Estonia and Latvia - Largs and Millport Weekly NewsQuarantine exemption removed for arrivals from Estonia and Latvia  Largs and Millport Weekly News

Adapting disaster risk management for public health emergencies in the Asia Pacific region - World Bank GroupAdapting disaster risk management for public health emergencies in the Asia Pacific region  World Bank Group

The Latest: Vanuatu reports its first virus case of pandemic - 9 & 10 News - 9&10 NewsThe Latest: Vanuatu reports its first virus case of pandemic - 9 & 10 News  9&10 News

Picton woman helps Vanuatu village rebuild after devastating cyclone - 1NewsPicton woman helps Vanuatu village rebuild after devastating cyclone  1News

Nuix director's $130m Vanuatu retirement fund - The Australian Financial ReviewNuix director's $130m Vanuatu retirement fund  The Australian Financial Review

Citizenship by Investment is Global, and So is Residence by Investment - WIC NewsCitizenship by Investment is Global, and So is Residence by Investment  WIC News

Baltic states added to Scotland's coronavirus quarantine list - Aberdeen Evening ExpressBaltic states added to Scotland's coronavirus quarantine list  Aberdeen Evening Express

Pacific Fusion Centre to be established in Vanuatu - World - ReliefWebPacific Fusion Centre to be established in Vanuatu - World  ReliefWeb

'If it comes, it will be a disaster': life in one of the only countries without coronavirus - The Guardian'If it comes, it will be a disaster': life in one of the only countries without coronavirus  The Guardian

What makes Vanuatu one of the happiest places in the world? - BBC NewsWhat makes Vanuatu one of the happiest places in the world?  BBC News

Pacific workers to help pick NSW tomatoes - Corowa Free PressPacific workers to help pick NSW tomatoes  Corowa Free Press

Coronavirus in Scotland: Baltic states added to Scotland’s coronavirus quarantine list - Edinburgh NewsCoronavirus in Scotland: Baltic states added to Scotland’s coronavirus quarantine list  Edinburgh News

The Vanuatu island in the eye of the storm - The GuardianThe Vanuatu island in the eye of the storm  The Guardian

Postgrad awarded prestigious John Monash scholarship – Griffith News - Griffith NewsPostgrad awarded prestigious John Monash scholarship – Griffith News  Griffith News

Vanuatu`s citizenship-for-sale scheme keeps economy afloat, helps record budget surplus - WIONVanuatu`s citizenship-for-sale scheme keeps economy afloat, helps record budget surplus  WION

Govt Goes “hard And Early” On RSE Workers | Scoop News - Scoop.co.nzGovt Goes “hard And Early” On RSE Workers | Scoop News  Scoop.co.nz

Church members share their overwhelming joy from the Port Vila Vanuatu Temple announcement - Ke AlakaiChurch members share their overwhelming joy from the Port Vila Vanuatu Temple announcement  Ke Alakai

Miss watching sports? Cricket final going live in Vanuatu - Times of IndiaMiss watching sports? Cricket final going live in Vanuatu  Times of India

Coronavirus lockdown hobbles Vanuatu cyclone recovery effort - Aljazeera.comCoronavirus lockdown hobbles Vanuatu cyclone recovery effort  Aljazeera.com

No tourists allowed: These places are still keeping travelers out during the pandemic - CNNNo tourists allowed: These places are still keeping travelers out during the pandemic  CNN

Helping to spread correct COVID-19 messages to Vanuatu communities - UNICEFHelping to spread correct COVID-19 messages to Vanuatu communities  UNICEF

Powerful Cyclone Rips Through Vanuatu, Cutting Communications - The New York TimesPowerful Cyclone Rips Through Vanuatu, Cutting Communications  The New York Times

Quake info: Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 142 km east of Tadine, Maré, Province des îles Loyauté, New Caledonia, on Saturday, 21 Nov 10.16 am (GMT +11) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 142 km east of Tadine, Maré, Province des îles Loyauté, New Caledonia, on Saturday, 21 Nov 10.16 am (GMT +11)  VolcanoDiscovery

Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold - The DiplomatVanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold  The Diplomat

Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 23 November 2020 - World - ReliefWebEpidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 23 November 2020 - World  ReliefWeb

Cyclone Harold: relief for Vanuatu delayed by coronavirus contamination fears - The GuardianCyclone Harold: relief for Vanuatu delayed by coronavirus contamination fears  The Guardian

'This song is the struggle': Vanuatu's treehouse troubadour on love, loss and language - The Guardian'This song is the struggle': Vanuatu's treehouse troubadour on love, loss and language  The Guardian

Pacific storm Harold moves on to Fiji after lashing Solomon Islands, Vanuatu - The HinduPacific storm Harold moves on to Fiji after lashing Solomon Islands, Vanuatu  The Hindu

'It's all gone': Cyclone Harold cuts a deadly path through Vanuatu - The Guardian'It's all gone': Cyclone Harold cuts a deadly path through Vanuatu  The Guardian

Vanuatu elects new prime minister as country reels from devastating cyclone - The GuardianVanuatu elects new prime minister as country reels from devastating cyclone  The Guardian

Coronavirus fears and controversial passport sales: Vanuatu's election explained - The GuardianCoronavirus fears and controversial passport sales: Vanuatu's election explained  The Guardian

Is Rape Accused Godman Nithyananda Operating Account From Vanuatu? - The QuintIs Rape Accused Godman Nithyananda Operating Account From Vanuatu?  The Quint

Vanuatu: A real test for local emergency response - The InterpreterVanuatu: A real test for local emergency response  The Interpreter

‘You are not representatives of Papua’: Indonesia lashes out at Vanuatu at UN - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post‘You are not representatives of Papua’: Indonesia lashes out at Vanuatu at UN - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Ten countries kept out Covid. But did they win? - BBC NewsTen countries kept out Covid. But did they win?  BBC News

This Tiny Nation Has Zero Coronavirus Cases. After a Devastating Cyclone, It’s Refusing Foreign Aid Workers to Keep It That Way - TIMEThis Tiny Nation Has Zero Coronavirus Cases. After a Devastating Cyclone, It’s Refusing Foreign Aid Workers to Keep It That Way  TIME

evaluation community preparedness Asia Pacific Central America - Oxfam Americaevaluation community preparedness Asia Pacific Central America  Oxfam America

Pacific 6.2M quake strikes off Vanuatu - The Bay's News First - SunLivePacific 6.2M quake strikes off Vanuatu - The Bay's News First  SunLive

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 180 km north of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 at 12:05 (GMT) - 4 user experience reports - VolcanoDiscoveryStrong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 180 km north of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 at 12:05 (GMT) - 4 user experience reports  VolcanoDiscovery

State of emergency for COVID-19 in Vanuatu to remain until end of 2020 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaState of emergency for COVID-19 in Vanuatu to remain until end of 2020 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 97 km northwest of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 02:59 (GMT) - 20 user experience reports - VolcanoDiscoveryStrong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 97 km northwest of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 02:59 (GMT) - 20 user experience reports  VolcanoDiscovery

Vanuatu leading Pacific in digitising customs and biosecurity clearance - Trade for Development NewsVanuatu leading Pacific in digitising customs and biosecurity clearance  Trade for Development News

Vanuatu celebrates 40 years of independence with nine-day holiday - ABC NewsVanuatu celebrates 40 years of independence with nine-day holiday  ABC News

End 'embarrassing' all-male parliament, Vanuatu women urge new PM - ReutersEnd 'embarrassing' all-male parliament, Vanuatu women urge new PM  Reuters

Vanuatu Tourism adopts well-being approach for COVID-19 recovery - Travel DailyVanuatu Tourism adopts well-being approach for COVID-19 recovery  Travel Daily

'2020 will be my year': the push to elect women in Vanuatu, a nation with no female MPs - The Guardian'2020 will be my year': the push to elect women in Vanuatu, a nation with no female MPs  The Guardian

Australia aid plane to Vanuatu delayed as Chinese plane was parked at Port Vila airport - Reuters AustraliaAustralia aid plane to Vanuatu delayed as Chinese plane was parked at Port Vila airport  Reuters Australia

UK signs MoU with WHO, strengthening readiness and response to COVID-19 across the Pacific - Fiji - ReliefWebUK signs MoU with WHO, strengthening readiness and response to COVID-19 across the Pacific - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Indonesia calls out Vanuatu over Papua remarks at UNGA - Jakarta PostIndonesia calls out Vanuatu over Papua remarks at UNGA  Jakarta Post

Prospects and challenges for reconstruction after tropical Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu - PreventionWebProspects and challenges for reconstruction after tropical Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu  PreventionWeb

Throwing it all away? Vanuatu's abolition of licensed SWP and RSE agents - devpolicy.orgThrowing it all away? Vanuatu's abolition of licensed SWP and RSE agents  devpolicy.org

A Trailblazing Traveling Film Festival Has Opened in Vanuatu to Celebrate the Nation's Women - Global CitizenA Trailblazing Traveling Film Festival Has Opened in Vanuatu to Celebrate the Nation's Women  Global Citizen

Tropical Cyclone Harold leaves destruction in its wake - UNICEFTropical Cyclone Harold leaves destruction in its wake  UNICEF