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End Of Financial Year Appeal
The End of Financial Year is near.
Donate by 30th June to claim your tax deduction.
Would you like to support the disaster preparedness of our Pacific neighbours? Help save lives after the next tropical cyclone?
You can reduce suffering in future disasters like Fiji's Cyclone Winston by supporting us to train local responders in humanitarian logistics and water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies.
"Good logistics in an emergency operation is probably the single most important function you want to get right. Having national staff who understand this and what it takes to help is critical for providing a successful humanitarian response anywhere in the world,” humanitarian and regular RedR deployee Mark Brookings says.
The humanitarian supply chain represents 60 – 80 % of humanitarian expenditure so increasing the efficiency of the local response makes sense.
“If you are trained to operate a fire extinguisher, you can put out the fire without waiting for the fireman. If we train Pacific Islanders to set up and operate Water and Sanitation equipment then they can respond earlier and this will save lives,” water and sanitation engineer and regular RedR deployee Tai Ring Teh explains.
Vanuatu ranks number one on the World Risk Index which measures the likelihood of a catastrophic event, like a cyclone or earthquake, occurring and a nation’s ability to cope with such an event. Papua New Guinea, Tonga, the Solomon Islands and Fiji also rank in the top 10.
With your help, we can strengthen the ability of our Pacific neighbours to cope with the next catastrophic event.
And save lives later.
All gifts over $2 are fully tax deductible which means on your next tax return you could save somewhere between 15-45% of your donation (depending on your annual salary).
All online donations are secure, issued with an instant tax deductible receipt, and you can donate up until midnight on 30th June.
100% of funds raised will be used to provide training in October 2016 to local staff from National Disaster Management Offices and Non-Government Organisations involved in emergency responses in Pacific countries.