A chandelier, skis and an entire shipping container of only left footed shoes - are some examples of the unsolicited aid that has been sent to Pacific countries in the middle of major humanitarian disasters.
Much of this kind of aid is food or clothing from well meaning, generous people but if unsolicited it can be an added burden on already stretched local authorities.
Often it sits unopened on wharves, deteriorates and then has to be thrown away.
As the annual cyclone seasons begins in the Pacific the World Food Programme is calling on people to donate responsibly.
Don Wiseman has more.