Rotary New Zealand’s humanitarian response mitigates the effects of the severest disasters among communities in the Pacific.
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Disaster relief. When our Pacific neighbours require immediate assistance following a cyclone, tsunami or earthquake, we distribute Emergency Response Kits. Once the initial response has passed, we help local people rebuild their lives. This might involve repairing homes, schools and hospitals, restoring water supplies and sanitation, and so on.
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Ukraine Humanitarian Support 13 June 2022
Message to Donors.
We are working directly with Rotary DG 2232 Ukraine and being supported by members of the Ukraine Assn. of New Zealand (Northern Region) and others who have requested their members to support our appeal.
Have spoken personally to RIDG 2232 Volodymyr Bondarenko through an interpreter.
The district has 62 clubs, 1111 Rotarians, and 380 Rotaractors.
The DG has set up a Rotary Committee to deal with the humanitarian catastrophe. Daily operational meetings allow us it to respond instantly to the needs of communities in cities and villages where there is a full-scale war.
Humanitarian hubs have been set up on the western border of Ukraine, where humanitarian goods from Europe and the World arrive daily :
• medicines, medical equipment, diapers;
• long-term storage products, baby food, water;
• clothing, linen, hygiene items, and sanitation;
• special equipment, ambulances, fire engines, fire ladders, diesel generators ...;
• equipment for dismantling debris, tractors, bulldozers
• prefabricated houses for migrants.
The Committee have set up bank accounts in Ukraine and Poland.
All donations are used exclusively to purchase the above but mostly to date bullet points 1 to 3 above. The goods are put into family packages.
Distribution is made through the 62 clubs who apply to the district committee and satisfy them that the number of packages they request will be distributed.
Rotarians in Poland are assisting with purchases. Polish trucks cannot cross the border, so goods are transhipped at the border to Ukraine vehicles.
DG 2232 will provide full transparency and reporting.
Unlike some other NGO’s Rotary will not make cash grants.