International Development and Disaster Relief
together we can change lives
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.
Emergency Response Kits
People can lose everything, including loved ones, when disaster strikes. You can help in a practical way. Help survivors get through the first days by providing Emergency Response Kits. Kits contain basic equipment so that a family can construct a simple shelter and clothe themselves. There are essentials such as tools, toiletries, first aid supplies and household items.
We need your help to create a polio-free world. Your donation helps us vaccinate children. For 27 years Rotary has worked with its partners to wipe out this highly infectious and crippling disease but there are still children who remain unprotected. As long as one child remains infected with the virus, children everywhere are at risk. Help us immunise children now.
It’s all about teamwork. Without your generosity, partner projects in developing countries cannot be funded. But it takes more than money to really change lives. It takes compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves, expertise in many areas, stewardship, mentoring, capacity building and a can-do attitude – all of which we are able and keen to facilitate.
Working with Civil Defence and other agencies in the Pacific, Rotary New Zealand provides rapid response when there are humanitarian crises such as the devastating floods in Fiji. Donations help us provide Emergency Response Kits and other basic needs. We also support and work with our partners in the recovery phase.
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Your donation to Rotary New Zealand's projects greatly assists our work. Thank you. Every gift is appreciated and is tax-deductible in New Zealand.
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EBOLA VIRUS THREATENS HOSPITAL
Isolation and quarantine wards are desperately needed in Bo Hospital in Sierra Leone. RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand) and Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd are collaborating on a project to build and extend Bo Children’s Hospital and provide basic health care education.
Now, with the spread of Ebola, building the isolation and quarantine wards has become a major focus and funding is urgently needed. It’s concerning that only an hour’s drive from Bo, in the town of Kenema, 173 deaths from Ebola have been reported with 64 more people in isolation there. In Bo itself there have already been 6 deaths (29th August).
The Ebola crisis is now an immediate threat to Bo Hospital, its patients and the community. With a shortfall of NZ$45,000 to build the wards, we are appealing for your help. Please give generously to help us finance these wards.
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at any branch of Westpac Bank using the account above, or donate to Partner Projects on this website.