The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade released a policy statement in 2012 outlining the New Zealand Aid Programme’s commitment to providing humanitarian assistance to, and supporting disaster risk reduction in, developing countries. The policy is underpinned by key international agreements and guidelines to which New Zealand is committed.
The overarching outcomes that the New Zealand Aid Programme seeks to contribute to are: effective needs-based response to, and recovery from, emergencies and strengthened disaster and climate resilience and reduced risks.
Given New Zealand’s strong cultural and political ties, and its geographic proximity, Pacific Island countries in south-west and central Pacific are the primary focus of our humanitarian assistance and investments in disaster risk reduction.
Australia's Humanitarian Policy can be found in the AusAID Humanitarian Action Policy
The United Kingdom's Humanitarian Policy can be found in the Department for International Development (DFID) .