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31 Jan 2010 description

New Zealand provides aid for the people of Haiti

A massive global humanitarian effort is underway in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas in Haiti following the disastrous 12 January earthquake that has left over 100,000 people dead, an estimated 1 million people homeless and affected approximately 3 million people in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

A United Nations (UN) update on the international relief effort supported by the New Zealand Government's international aid and development programme (NZAID) shows the coordination of humanitarian help in Haiti is improving every …

21 Jan 2010 description

New Zealand will make a further $1 million available to support relief and recovery efforts in Haiti, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

"New Zealanders have seen the near total destruction which this quake has caused and have been moved by the human cost of this disaster," Mr McCully said.

"The disaster has severely affected three million people, with a large number in need of urgent assistance. It is likely that the death toll will continue to climb.

"It is important that New Zealand is part of the international response, aimed at getting food, …

14 Jan 2010 description

Murray McCully

New Zealand is making an immediate $1 million contribution to international relief efforts following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

Mr McCully said the government was also trying to organise consular assistance for New Zealanders in Haiti.

"As the enormity of this disaster emerges, the international community is rapidly mobilising to assist the people of Haiti," Mr McCully said.

"Saving lives and assisting survivors are obviously the immediate priorities.

13 Oct 2004 description

New Zealand will contribute NZ$200,000 in disaster relief to the hurricane-plagued Caribbean, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today.

"The series of hurricanes that struck the Caribbean recently, inflicted terrible human suffering and physical damage and we want to help those affected," Marian Hobbs said.

07 Apr 2004 description

Hon Marian Hobbs - 07 April 2004

New Zealand will contribute $100,000 to the United Nations, to help fund a project to reduce violence and protect citizens in the Caribbean nation of Haiti.

The UN is appealing for US$35 million from the international community to meet humanitarian needs in Haiti, following the departure six weeks ago of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Aid Minister Marian Hobbs said the absence of functioning state services, following President Aristide's departure, had left the country in complete disarray and Haitians were in urgent need of aid.