INDEPENDENT NEWS

Caritas Sends Flood Relief Funds For Oro, PNG

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2007 02:52 PM
Caritas Sends Flood Relief Funds For Oro, Papua New Guinea
Catholic humanitarian agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is giving $50,000 to help feed and shelter flood victims in Oro province Papua New Guinea.
The floods arising from cyclone Guba on 19 November have killed over 150 people, and affected an estimated 145,000. Infrastructure has been badly affected and the provincial centre, Popondetta, has been cut off from its airport and wharf.
Caritas is working through the Archdiocese of Port Moresby which is providing immediate food and non-food items to the homeless, including hygiene kits to lessen the risk of waterbourne diseases. The Archdiocese, which covers Oro province, mobilised 50 volunteers to provide relief to at least 190 families in five care centres round Popondetta. Assessment of other immediate needs is also being carried out, and longer term rebuilding of homes will also be needed.
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is helping both with the immediate needs and rehabilitation of shelter.
Donations are also being accepted from the public, and can be made in the following ways:
Phone 0800 22 10 22 to make credit card donations or
Donate online using a credit card at www.caritas.org.nz or
Post donations to: Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, PO Box 12-193, Thorndon, Wellington 6144, NEW ZEALAND.
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is a member of the Caritas Internationalis network of 162 Catholic relief, development, and social service organisations working in over 200 countries and territories.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Government to end tenure review
By: New Zealand Government
A new future for work skills training in NZ
By: New Zealand Government
Progress Stalled in Reducing Inequality
By: Salvation Army
SSC to seek answers on IRD survey
By: New Zealand Government
Prohibiting smoking in vehicles carrying children for health
By: New Zealand Government
Nationwide events to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019
By: New Zealand Government
Change to how iconic high country land is managed
By: New Zealand Government
High Country farmers face more uncertainty, costs
By: New Zealand National Party
Forest & Bird welcomes end to tenure review
By: Forest And Bird
Fish and Game welcomes the halt to tenure reviews
By: NZ Fish and Game Council
EDS not convinced abandoning tenure review is a good thing
By: Environmental Defence Society
Purchase of unique North Otago reserve announced
By: New Zealand Government
Regions will suffer under centralisation of training
By: New Zealand National Party
SIT should not be merged
By: New Zealand National Party
Govt should privatise vocational education
By: ACT New Zealand
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media