This corner of the Pacific isn’t the paradise you see on postcards.

In a hidden corner of the Pacific, families are isolated and living in extreme poverty. Across Melanesia one in four families live below the poverty line. They lack access to education, have alarming health indicators, and their homes are incredibly vulnerable to natural disasters. Melanesian countries are amongst the poorest in the world.

of women in the Solomon Islands do not speak out about domestic violence
people in Papua New Guinea do not have access to clean drinking water
of childhood disease is related to unclean water and lack of sanitation.

The Pacific region and Melanesia in particular, are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and poverty due in part to climate change. We work across the Pacific to improve access to education and health care, build resilience to climate change and natural disasters, and develop economic opportunities for remote communities.

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