Rotary New Zealand’s humanitarian response mitigates the effects of the severest disasters among communities in the Pacific.
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.
New Zealand Rotary's National Charity
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* Worldwide including New Zealand
Australian Floods & Ukraine Humanitarian Support 3 March 2022
In collaboration with Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd
Australian Flood Appeal No. 0110
Summary: To raise funding to provide financial assistance to flood victims in Queensland and Northern New South Wales - March 2022
Challenge: Around 15,000 homes have been flooded and some owners will be needing assistance to clean and refurbish their residences.
Solution: Individuals who are adversely affected and require assistance will be identified and be given funds to help with their recovery. It is RAWCS priority to get funds quickly to those who are in need to help them with the clean-up and damage caused by the floods.
Long term impact: The aim is to assist those affected to get their lives and businesses back to normal as soon as possible.
Ukrainian Relief Aid Appeal No. 0115
Summary: To meet immediate lifesaving needs of the crisis-affected civilian population in Ukraine & provide early recovery assistance as soon as feasible. To save & preserve lives, easy suffering & promote self-sufficiency.
Challenge: To provide humanitarian aid to all affected by current events
Solution: Initially funding will be required.
Long term impact: To save & preserve lives, ease suffering & promote self-sufficiency in the long term.