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.

We provide:

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.

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Eradicate Polio

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.

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Partner Projects

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.

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Disaster Relief

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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Contact Us

For further information call +64 3 3599218
or send an email to info@rnzwcs.org


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Flooding in the Solomon Islands has left thousands homeless. 12,000 are in evacuation centres with nothing to return home to.

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service is appealing jointly with Rotary Australia WCS for donations to assist with the emergency response.
Some people have lost everything and there is desperate need for basics such as kitchen utensils and cooking pots. There is little basic stock of anything available and if there were, people most affected have no money to purchase these essential items.
Rotary New Zealand, Rotary Australia and Rotary Fiji are working together to coordinate the delivery of Emergency Response Kits (AquaBox in Australia) to those displaced by the floods. There is also much work to be done in the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase.

Rotary New Zealand are appealing for cash donations via this website to support the victims of this disaster.
Thank you for your generosity.