23 Nov 2020

Push to have donors send more useful aid to the Pacific

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 23 November 2020

A chandelier, skis, a container of only left footed shoes - some of the unsolicited aid sent to Pacific countries in the middle of major humanitarian disaster.

Much of the aid is food or clothing from well meaning, generous people but if it isn't wanted it can sit on wharves, deteriorate and then have to be thrown away.

As another cyclone seasons begins in the Pacific the World Food Programme is calling on people to donate responsibly.

RNZ Pacific's Don Wiseman has more.