Story: Development assistance and humanitarian aid

Boxing Day tsunami

Boxing Day tsunami

New Zealand nurse Deb Blythen and Wing Commander Peter Hurly give medical aid to a refugee from the Aceh region, Indonesia, in January 2005, following the tsunami the previous month. In the tsunami's aftermath two Royal New Zealand Air Force Hercules flew injured refugees from Aceh, which was devastated by the tsunami, to the capital, Jakarta.

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John Overton, 'Development assistance and humanitarian aid - Poverty agenda, early 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by John Overton, published 20 Jun 2012