Every year the NZDRP provides immediate humanitarian assistance and helps countries get back on their feet following natural disasters and conflicts.

Tonga 2014 - Tropical Cyclone Ian  

School children in Ha’apai heading home with their UNICEF student kits

Tropical Cyclone Ian struck Tonga at Category Five strength on 11 January 2014 causing significant damage to the Ha’apai and Vava’u island groups. In Ha’apai the majority of houses and other small buildings were extensively damaged or destroyed, 90% of the electricity network needed repair, and many crops were destroyed. One person died in the cyclone and several others were injured. Vava’u suffered superficial damage to buildings and the destruction of crops. The other island groups, including Tongatapu, were left largely unscathed.

In response to Tropical Cyclone Ian, the New Zealand Government contributed $296,962 to fund the relief and early recovery programmes of three NGOs.

UNICEF

This project will provide 3,000 people with water and sanitation facilities, 1,000 people with basic health and nutrition supplies and 1,315 children with temporary learning spaces and targeted psychosocial support.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$72,632
Activity implementation date: February 2014 – August 2014

Rotary

This project will provide 2,197 people with tools, seeds and fertiliser and establish 17 nurseries.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$124,330
Activity implementation date: February 2014 – February 2015

Oxfam

This project will provide 3,081 people with access to water and sanitation facilities and 1,870 people with tools, seedlings and fishing gear.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$100,000
Activity implementation date: February 2014 – August 2014

Philippines 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan

Making landfall on 8 November 2013 in Eastern Samar province, Typhoon Haiyan is the deadliest storm on record to hit the Philippines. It left a wide path of destruction and debris in its wake affecting over half of the country’s 82 provinces. Over 5,000 people died and approximately 18,000 were injured. It's estimated that 12.9 million people were affected, with 4 million displaced.

In response to Typhoon Haiyan, the New Zealand Government contributed $1,496,925 to fund relief and early recovery activities of eight NGOs.

Childfund New Zealand

This project will provide 1,700 families with essential food and non-food supplies as well as establishing three child-centred spaces for 380 children.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$233,642
Activity implementation date: December 2013 – February 2014

Oxfam New Zealand

This project will provide 500,000 people in with access to WASH facilities, and provide 20,000 households with immediate food and livelihood restoration needs.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$250,000
Activity implementation date: December 2013 – April 2014

UNICEF New Zealand

This project will provide 10,000 people with WASH facilities, including safe drinking water, emergency latrines, hygiene kits and communication materials.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity:NZ$202,697
Activity implementation date: December 2013 – November 2014

Christian World Service New Zealand

This project will provide 180,000 people with food and WASH facilities; 90,000 people with non-food items; and 60,000 people with psycho-social support, early rehabilitation and shelter materials.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$100,000
Activity implementation date: December 2013 – October 2014

Caritas New Zealand

This project will provide 275,000 people with improved access to food, shelter and other basic needs.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$250,000
Activity implementation date: December 2013 – October 2014

Tearfund New Zealand

This project will provide 7,000 families with essential food and non-food items, establish 20 child friendly spaces and train 400 people in disaster management.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$214,772
Activity implementation date: December 2013 – May 2014

Save the Children New Zealand

This project will provide 2,000 children with learning spaces, which will include the provision of WASH facilities, and train 20 teachers.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$103,631
Activity Implementation Date: December 2013 – May 2014

World Vision New Zealand

This project will provide 1,600 families with health, nutrition, WASH and protection services at five Women, Adolescent and Young Child Spaces.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$142,183
Activity implementation date: December 2013 – April 2014

Syrian Refugee Crisis 2013

More than 2.5 million refugees have fled Syria since the conflict began four years ago creating an ongoing humanitarian crisis. This number continues to grow with the UN estimating that there will be 4.1 million refugees and 2.7 million vulnerable people in host communities in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey by the close of 2014. Children are suffering disproportionally as a result of the conflict with the number of refugee children expected to exceed 2 million by December 2014. Social services that aim meet the needs of both refugees and host communities are under immense strain, including health, education, shelter, nutrition, and water and sanitation services. 

In 2013 the New Zealand Government contributed $788,053 to fund NGO activities that will work to meet these priority needs.

Caritas New Zealand

This project will provide urgent relief supplies, psychosocial and healthcare services to 1,500 Syrian refugees in Lebanon over 10 months.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$150,000
Activity implementation date: September 2013 – June 2014

UNICEF New Zealand

This project will provide medical equipment and nutrition to 105,000 children under 5 and 20,000 pregnant and lactating women made refugees by the Syrian crisis.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$134,745
Activity implementation date: September 2013 – March 2014

Tear Fund New Zealand

This project will provide winter essentials, including blankets, fuel for heating, access to water, to Syrian refugees in 6 refugee camps in Lebanon.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$172,598
Activity implementation date: October 2013 – June 2014

World Vision New Zealand

This project will provide winter essentials, including winter clothing, hygiene and psychosocial support, provided to Syrian children refugees in informal tented settlements in Lebanon.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$150,000
Activity implementation date: October 2013 – February 2014

Christian World Service New Zealand

This project will provide food, nutrition and medical assistance to 8,500 Syrian refugees living in Jordan.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$50,000
Activity implementation date: September 2013 – August 2014

Save the Children New Zealand

This project will provide improved sanitation and hygiene infrastructure to service to 90 Syrian refugee households.

New Zealand Government contribution towards activity: NZ$65,355
Activity implementation date: October 2013 – March 2014