Cyclone Report

01 June 2017: Report on Cyclone Relief. In partnership with the Vanuatu Government and the World Health Organisation, the Pacific Hope was privileged to be the first ship to respond with supplies following Category 5 Cyclone Donna. We headed to the northern Torres group dropping off supplies to several islands along the way. Our final…

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Devastation Everywhere!

12 May 2017: Disaster Relief! As you know, Cyclone Donna has just devastated the nation of Vanuatu. Its category 5 winds have cause huge destruction across the northern half of the nation. Our ship, the Pacific Hope, was working in the direct line of the cyclone and narrowly avoided disaster by sailing to Fiji to get…

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Pacific Hope Sails for Vanuatu

01 May 2017: Outreach Begins On Schedule! Last week the Pacific Hope quietly left her berth here in Tauranga, New Zealand and sail once again for the South Pacific. Her cargo hold was full of everything from medical supplies, food, equipment for our new Regional Training and Medical Centre and one hundred soccer balls! After a…

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One precious life

The Pacific Hope lay quietly off the coast of Emao Island in Vanuatu. Noel Jeffery was not doing well. His small frame now weighed in at just 6 kilos, and his 17 year old mother didn’t know what to do. Malnutrition and dehydration had taken its toll over the last two months and his life…

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Bon Voyage!

The Pacific Hope sailed from the Port of Auckland at 5.00am on Monday morning. She is currently on route to Vanuatu in reasonably calm seas for which the crew are very grateful.  The timing for the ships departure could not be better, as Vanuatu just suffered a major earthquake and needs all the help…

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Nowhere to turn!

Shona was desperate! Pregnant for the third time, and to different men – she was desperate. She could barely feed her two young children and her village in Vanuatu was not sympathetic. But perhaps there was a glimmer of hope. A medical team had arrived from the Pacific Hope near by and were providing free care and…

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