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New £27million funding partnership between VSO and the FCDO, announced at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

The UK Government aims to reach 2.5 million people across 18 low-income countries through new VSO partnership

Changing how international and local volunteers work together can help “decolonise development”, says expert following new report.  

Running projects without international volunteers will not help “decolonise development”, says expert after a new report is released by VSO and Northumbria University.

Quarter of Voluntary Service Overseas survey respondents reduced food intake due to the COVID-19 crisis and resulting restrictions

VSO Bangladesh and its partners announce the launch of 'VSO School App', an education app developed in partnership with Ustad Mobile and used to strengthen the learning of Rohingya children in Cox's Bazar.

VSO releases an application to strengthen learning for Rohingya children in Bangladesh

VSO Bangladesh and its partners announce the launch of 'VSO School App', an education app developed in partnership with Ustad Mobile and used to strengthen the learning of Rohingya children in Cox's Bazar.

Volunteers respond to flash floods in Sierra Leone

VSO is working with partners and community volunteers to reach the most affected groups as a result of the rapid flash floods that hit Freetown on 2 August.

Flooding in Nepal, Bangladesh and India

In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, flooding has killed more than 100 people over the weekend, and VSO is carrying out an emergency response.

Volunteers prepare to respond to Cyclone Idai

The international development charity, VSO, is working with partners and community volunteers to reach the most affected groups as a result of the damage caused by Cyclone Idai which hit Mozambique,  Malawi and Zimbabwe last week. Cyclone Idai has been described as one of the worst cyclones ever to hit the southern hemisphere and is estimated to have affected over 1.6 million people.