About Us

Humanity First is an international charitable trust established to promote and safeguard the preservation of human life and dignity. It is a non-political, non-sectarian international relief and development agency that works with the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

Humanity First was established in the UK in 1994 and now has operations in 43 countries across 6 continents. The majority of our aid workers and management are unpaid volunteers and our administration expenses are negligible. We are able to deliver significantly more aid value in the field from the funds we raise because our labour costs are very low.

Humanity First main objectives are to:

  • Relieve suffering caused by natural disasters or human conflict
  • Promote peace and understanding based upon mutual tolerance and respect
  • Strengthen people’s capacity to help themselves
  • Eradicate poverty and homelessness, while providing health and education along with basic necessities for survival.
  • Relieve suffering caused by natural disasters or human conflicts by providing short term immediate action in emergency situations, such as disaster relief after a cyclone, earthquake, flood etc.
  • Humanity First ensures that only need and our ability to help are considered in the selection of projects, and we do not allow race, religion or politics to be a consideration. Our ethos is to serve all of mankind and to restore communities such that they become self-sufficient and have a sustainable future. Humanity First promotes peace and harmony amongst people of diverse backgrounds through various projects

Humanity First New Zealand

Humanity First NZ is a charter of the UK based charitable trust established to promote and safeguard the preservation of human life and dignity. It is a non-political, non-sectarian international relief and development agency that works with the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

All Humanity First NZ aid workers and the management of Humanity First shall be unpaid volunteers and our administrative expenses shall be negligible. We should deliver significantly more aid value in the field to the funds we raise as a result of our negligible labour costs.

Humanity First New Zealand was duly registered in 2006 by the Registrar of Incorporated Societies in New Zealand under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (Reg. No.: 1886522) and also registered by the Charities Commission (CC10214). To comply with New Zealand taxation laws, we are also a GST registered organisation (GST Number: 96-157-711)

Since its inception, HFNZ has provided assistance in a number of disaster relief projects in Asia Pacific such as sending financial assistance for the victims of Asian tsunami in Indonesia, Floods in Fiji, South Asian earthquake, including Iran. The Charity has also supported with emergency rations for the needy in parts of New Zealand and primary school children in low socio-economic areas in Auckland, New Zealand.

Our Charitable Purpose:

Sectors

  • Emergency Disaster Relief
  • Accommodation / housing assistance
  • Disability
  • Fund raising
  • Health
  • Promotion of volunteering
  • Social Services
  • Victims of Violence

Activities

  • Relief of Poverty
  • Provides grants to organisations (includes schools or other charities)
  • Provides human resources (e.g. staff or volunteers)
  • Provides services (e.g. care or counselling

Beneficiaries

  • Victims of National Disaster & Violence
  • Children
  • Young people
  • The elderly
  • People with disabilities
  • Other charities
  • Area of Operation
  • New Zealand
  • Oceania
  • Asian Sub-continent