Developing countries are often especially vulnerable to natural disasters. New Zealand plays a particularly important role in disaster preparation and response in the Pacific.
The physical infrastructure such as roading and housing may not be robust so can be badly affected when disasters do strike, and they may lack the financial resources needed for recovery efforts. New Zealand plays a particularly important role in disaster preparation and response in our own region of the Pacific.
The New Zealand Aid Programme is improving resilience and disaster response in the following areas.
For more information about how New Zealand responds to emergencies in developing countries, see the Emergencies in developing countries section.
Read about how you can help in an emergency.