Pacific Islands

Children at school in the Pacific Islands

Save the Children has worked to improve the lives of children in the Pacific Islands for more than 35 years.

Why we work in the Pacific Islands

Since independence, the Pacific Island countries have achieved real progress. However, many communities remain isolated and still cannot access basic services such as healthcare and education.  

Most countries are also extremely vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclones, droughts and flooding. Other issues include increasing youth unemployment and the growing HIV/AIDS crisis. 

Save the Children's work in the Pacific

We work with governments and local partners in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to deliver health, education, child protection and youth engagement programs. Save the Children is also providing education, recreation and child protection services to vulnerable children sent to Nauru by the Australian Government.