New Zealand will make $750,000 available to non-government organisations (NGOs) responding to famines in the Sahel or the Horn of Africa.
This funding recognises the urgent humanitarian needs in both regions of Africa. The five agencies which will receive funding are:
By partnering with these organisations New Zealand’s funding will make a real difference for more than 8000 families in desperate need of support.
To date, the New Zealand Government has given $6 million to New Zealand NGOs and international agencies responding in the Horn of Africa and $1.5 million to the World Food Programme response in the Sahel.
Read the statement from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and on further New Zealand assistance
For more information on making a donation to a registered NGO please visit the NGO Disaster Relief Forum website