Rotary is ready to respond immediately with pre-positioned Emergency Response Kits.
Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) is the only Rotary New Zealand Humanitarian service activity responding to disasters in the Pacific. ERKs also supports in-country economies with many of the items being manufactured in the Pacific. ERKs is recognised by Governments throughout the Pacific who waive import duties and taxes, with local partners taking responsibility for distribution in consultation with Disaster Management Offices. Consistently ERKs are the first tangible support families receive after a disaster. Throughout the Pacific, communities are ever grateful for the support New Zealanders give in times of disaster.
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* Worldwide including New Zealand
95% + of all donations are spent in New Zealand to purchase and pack the Emergency Response Kits and freight them to Pacific countries with a smaller amount spent in the receiving countries to cover essentially expenses incurred.
Cyclone Season a Month Away 1 October 2021
Prepositioned supplies will be based in Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and the Cook Islands in readiness to respond with the need arises. Shipping costs have increased significantly due to Covid. Your support is always appreciated.