New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have made part of their army available to fight the fires that have been ravaging Australia for more than two months now. Last October, New Zealand had already sent 157 firefighters, to which 22 more were announced last week. In the last few days, it has sent two units of military genius and three helicopters from the Royal New Zealand Air Force to Australia. Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, has provided a total of 1,000 soldiers and firefighters.
Vanuatu, an island state in the east of Australia, has also offered support, albeit economic: the local government has pledged to offer the Rural Fire Service, the New South Wales volunteer organization, 250,000 Australian dollars (about 155,000 euros).