Humanitarian Operations

New Zealand has contributed to United Nations peace support operations since 1954. We are also a long time contributor to humanitarian operations in our region and around the world through:

  • incorporating humanitarian assistance into peace support operations, for example the Forward Surgical Team deployed to East Timor.
  • disaster relief, for example the 1998 tsunamis in Papua New Guinea
  • The Mutual Assistance Programme (MAP), providing support to our pacific neighbours using overseas exercises as opportunities to provide humanitarian assistance, for example Exercise Tropic Twilight.
This page was last reviewed on 14 April 2014, and is current.