Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand’s humanitarian response mitigates the effects of the severest disasters among communities in the Pacific.

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Rotary New Zealand assists its partners in providing support to those living in poverty or affected by natural disasters. Our goal is to create sustainable outcomes - in the form of a hand up rather than a handout.

Join us in our efforts to relieve suffering and poverty in developing countries. Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, is at the heart of everything we do.

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.

International development. We assist struggling communities make long-lasting improvements to their economic and social circumstances. We provide funding, project management expertise and experienced mentors to build capacity in affected communities so that they can become self-sufficient.

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Tonga Volcano Eruption and Tsunami  17 January 2022

Rotary New Zealand has a long association with trusted partners in Tonga. The effects of the volcano eruption and tsunami on January 15th will be far-reaching, impacting lives and communities certainly for months, possibly years. Satellite images showed a plume of ash, steam and gas rising like a mushroom above the Pacific waters, with a sonic boom heard as far away as the United States. It sent tsunami waves crashing across the shores of Tonga with people rushing to higher ground.

Use of funds

It would appear that the greatest impact is access to potable water, followed by land rehabilitation and the urgent need to restore livelihoods. Our trusted partners are well established to respond to these specific needs.

As always, we seek support from the public and private sectors to match our efforts.

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Wayne
Wayne 2 days ago
$100
Wayne
Wayne 3 days ago
$100
Emily
Emily 3 days ago
Sending best wishes to all those affected by the eruption and tsunami.
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