30 Oct 2023

NZ Government announces $450,000 aid for Vanuatu after ex-Tropical Cyclone Lola

7:35 pm on 30 October 2023
Nanaia Mahuta

Nanaia Mahuta said New Zealand would provide $350,000 to a relief agency and another $100,000 to the Vanuatu government. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

The government has announced an initial package of aid for people in Vanuatu after the damage wrought by ex-Tropical Cyclone Lola.

In a social media post, outgoing Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said New Zealand would provide $350,000 to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, to provide supplies on the ground.

Another $100,000 will go the Vanuatu government to address its direct requests for help.

New Zealand has also sent five disaster response experts to the islands, and provided an Air Force surveillance and supply flight.

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