Posts Tagged ‘Humanitarian aid’

New Zealand NGOs respond to crisis in Gaza Comments 0

Friday, August 1st, 2014

New Zealand non-government organisations (NGOs) are responding to the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Gaza has experienced an upsurge in violence and an increasing number of civilian casualties in recent weeks. Seven members of the NGO Disaster Relief Forum (NDRF) have launched or are about to launch appeals to raise funds that will Read more

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand gives $20,000 to help Gaza Comments 0

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has contributed an initial $20,000 to support a humanitarian response to the emergency in Gaza. Caritas Jerusalem is providing medical assistance, food and other necessities to the thousands of vulnerable people affected by the escalating conflict. More than 775 people have been killed during Israeli attacks, with more than 100,000 Palestinians Read more

Aid agencies must work in partnership with local agencies Comments 0

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

It is one of the major blind-spots in international humanitarian aid. But recent and ongoing emergencies demonstrate the crucial role that local people have to play in the aftermath of disasters. Much of the humanitarian work currently taking place in Syria and neighbouring countries would not be possible without networks of dedicated organizations which understand where Read more

PNG Government donates $1.6 million towards WYAM ship Comments 0

Friday, October 11th, 2013

The PNG Government has agreed to donate $1.6 million toward a new medical ship which Townsville arm of Youth With A Mission is planning to buy The new ship will be much larger and more modern than the current 37m vessel, Pacific Link and YWAM plans to dramatically expand its operations once it gets the Read more

Pope views Somalia situation with deep concern: urges humanitarian aid Comments 0

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Pope Benedict has been following news of drought-stricken Horn of Africa, especially Somalia with “deep concern”. Benedict is urging the international community to deliver urgent humanitarian aid to the drought-stricken area. “Innumerable people are fleeing from that tremendous famine in search of food and assistance. I hope the international community will increase its efforts to Read more