New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta

New Zealand to provide $15m support for Vanuatu’s Electoral Office and Cyclone Harold recovery

“Cyclone Harold has been the biggest natural disaster to affect Vanuatu since Cyclone Pam in 2015, and together with the effects of COVID-19, it has caused unprecedented damage to livelihoods, infrastructure and the economy – particularly in the northern parts of the country,” Nanaia Mahuta said.

“New Zealand worked hard to support the initial response to Tropical Cyclone Harold, and now we’re committed to being a major part of the rebuild too. Today (Tuesday) I am pleased to announce New Zealand will be investing $10 million in Vanuatu’s long term recovery effort.