Kathmandu: New Zealand has pledged to provide NZD one million to support Nepal in the Covid-19 response. New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta said in a tweet that the aid will be provided through UNICEF to help with emerging health needs and community resilience.
“Nepal and New Zealand have a special relationship dating back to Sir Ed Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay,” she added in a tweet.
Meanwhile, the Non-Resident Nepali Association New Zealand has expressed gratitude towards the New Zealand government for extending support to help Nepal combat the pandemic.
The organization has also acknowledged the office of the Consulate General of Nepal in New Zealand for role and effort to materialize the support.
Earlier, the NRNA New Zealand Chapter had requested the New Zealand government through a letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern seeking assistance to enable Nepal to face the potential humanitarian crisis.
Likewise, it had also approached senior government ministers of New Zealand and MPs of the New Zealand Parliament requesting to help Nepal overcome the crisis unfolding due to the second wave of the pandemic.