Have a question about the appeal?

We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions below. 

  • The New Zealand Government donated NZ$3 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Refugee Agency for humanitarian support in Afghanistan. Why is New Zealand Red Cross having an appeal to raise money for Afghanistan as well?

  • Can New Zealand Red Cross guarantee the money I donate won’t go to the Taliban?

  • So many New Zealanders have been severely affected by the pandemic. Is this the best time to be asking for money?

  • What has New Zealand Red Cross been doing in Afghanistan to support the people there?

  • Why is Red Cross helping people in Afghanistan when there are plenty of people here in New Zealand that need help?

  • Why isn’t Red Cross speaking out against the Taliban?

  • Why has it taken so long for New Zealand Red Cross to launch an appeal for Afghanistan? Other charities did so over a week ago.

  • Where does money raised through the appeal go?

  • If the Afghan government has failed to support their people, why is it on Kiwis to spend our own money to support them?

  • Can people donate goods to people in Afghanistan and how will they get there?

  • More unanswered questions?