Posts Tagged ‘Drought Relief’

Move to cut funding for Church health services in PNG Comments 0

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

PNG’s National Planning Minister Charles Abel has confirmed that because of budget constraints, funding for the Church-State Partnership Programme in 2016 has been cut to 3.2 million US dollars from about 8 million. A church representative says very little of last year’s allocation was paid out anyway. Church-led health services are already being strained at Read more

Caritas launches appeal for Sahel (West Africa) food crisis Comments 0

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has launched a Special Appeal and pledged NZ$50,000 towards averting severe hunger and deaths in the Sahel region of West Africa. ‘An estimated 13 million people are in grave danger,’ says Caritas Director Julianne Hickey. ‘This has been brought on by severe drought, poor harvests, and rising food prices – made Read more

Caritas Aotearoa NZ – African drought relief Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is one of the aid agencies to receive some of the $1 million that the Government has made available for African drought relief. The Foreign Minsister, Murray McCully, has been criticised by aid agencies and opposition parties  with claims of “unacceptable delays” in providing the money.  McCully issued a statement on Friday afternoon saying that money has been allocated to Read more