High heels, handbags, woollen knitwear and hundreds of tins of expired food were sent to Vanuatu in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Pam in 2015 - very little of which could be used by a country desperately needing international assistance.
Humanitatian agencies are now working to educate governments, corporate and philanthropic donors and the general public that a Cash is Best approach is best when giving aid to disaster zonez.
Come along and join this discussion about humanitarian aid and what is being done to ensure we all react appropriately when we see people in need in Australia and around the world.
Panellists are Natasha Freeman, Head of International Operational Support, Australian Red Cross; Jess Lees, Leader, Humanitarian Advisory Group; Gerard Finnigan, IDEA Foundation Humanitarian Leadership Scholar, Deakin University; and Shruti Verma, postgraduate student, Deakin University, and Bendigo Bank Community Branch Director.
Bookings are essential and can be made through https://events.humanitix.com.au/cashisbest-humanitarian-aid-panel-discussion