$5000 for Lebanon’s nurses

December 1, 2020

NZNO’s board has agreed to donate $5000 to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) disaster fund, to support the Order of Nurses in Lebanon, following the catastrophic explosion in August this year.

The ICN asked all national nursing associations for support following the August 4 explosion, in which more than 250 people died and 5000 were injured after ammonium nitrate stored at the Beirut port exploded.

The board agreed with NZNO president Heather Symes’ proposal to donate $5000. The money will come from NZNO’s annual disaster budget of $35,000.


This report was written from reports and minutes taken at the November 2020 board of directors meeting.