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Vanuatu and Australia

Tugeta, yumi stanap. We stand stronger together.

  • 160, 000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in bilateral donation to support Vanutu’s vccine rollout
  • Over 24,000 vulnerable people received monthly cash transfers in 2020–21
  • Investing in climate resilient roads, including 1,300 km of road improvements and maintenance
  • AUD119.5 million (VUV 9.9 billion) in development funding in 2020-21
  • Launched Famili i Redi and Yumi Growem Vanuatu programs to support over 400 workers and families with readiness and reintegration
  • School fee subsidies for over 11,000 school students in 2021
  • Over 16,000 kilograms of kava exported from Vanuatu to Australia under the commercial kava pilot
  • 8,264 women and children accessed counselling and support services in 2021
  • 728 justice and policing officials trained in 2021
  • 5,484 workers supporting their communities through Pacific Labour programs in 2021
  • Security Cooperation and Infrastructure
  • Pacific Fusion Centre Port Vila providing training and strategic analysis to help respond to regional security challenges
  • Guardian-class Patrol Boat RVS TAKUARE to boost maritime security, disaster response, and COVID-19 support
  • Infrastructure upgrades to the Vanuatu Police Force’s Cook and Tiroas Barracks and RVS Mala Base wharf
  • Delivery of the Vanuatu Government National Emergency Radio Network
  • October 2022
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