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Kiwi aid workers welcome step in right direction

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 2:15 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

New Zealand aid workers are applauding the Government’s efforts today, after a resolution co-sponsored by New Zealand condemning attacks on hospitals and aid workers was unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council. More >>

Humanitarian agencies: temporary quota increase a good start

Monday, 7 September 2015, 5:23 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

New Zealand humanitarian aid workers have welcomed the government’s commitment to taking 750 Syrian refugees over three years and upping the amount of humanitarian aid - but they say this country should still double the permanent refugee quota. More >>

Government called on to push for debt cancellation for Nepal

Friday, 19 June 2015, 12:45 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

Humanitarian aid organisations are calling on the New Zealand government to advocate for the immediate and unconditional cancellation of Nepal’s foreign debt after the devastation caused by the April earthquakes. More >>

NZ NGOs respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:07 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

NZ NGOs are responding to the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip with news today of an upsurge in violence and an increasing number of civilian casualties. More >>

One Month After Haiyan: New Zealand disaster relief

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 1:45 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

A month after super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines Kiwis have donated almost $6 million, enabling New Zealand disaster relief organisations to reach over 200,000 families with food, water and sanitation, shelter and support to rebuild livelihoods. More >>

Disaster relief organisations welcome Government funds

Monday, 11 November 2013, 4:23 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

New Zealand non-government organisations (NGOs) working in disaster relief have welcomed the Government’s swift response in releasing funds to assist initial response efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. More >>

Aid agencies welcome government funding for Syrian refugees

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 1:35 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

New Zealand humanitarian aid organisations have welcomed the government’s decision to put funding towards helping the two million Syrian refugees displaced by the conflict. More >>

NZ must back political solution to Syrian crisis

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 3:49 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

Seven New Zealand-based international development agencies supporting relief in the Syrian crisis are urging the New Zealand government to back all possible means for a peaceful political solution for Syria. More >>

Aid Agencies Urge NZ to Remember Syria On World Refugee Day

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 3:43 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

With more than the population of New Zealand displaced by the conflict in Syria, the NGO Disaster Relief Forum of Aotearoa (NDRF) is asking Kiwis to spare a thought for the innocent victims caught in this brutal conflict this World Refugee Day (Thursday ... More >>

NGO welcomes Government support for Sahel food crisis

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 3:17 pm | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

The NDRF (New Zealand NGO Disaster Relief Forum) welcomes the New Zealand Government’s decision to donate $1 million to the looming food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa where funds are urgently needed to avert a large-scale humanitarian disaster. More >>