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We deliver innovative humanitarian aid solutions   to people in developing countries who have suffered loss following natural or other disasters.
And, importantly, a new start. Rotarians, working to rebuild communities ... together.

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Disaster Aid International has a variety of specialised disaster relief packs for rapid response.

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  • Family Survival Packs A Family Survival Pack provides a family with the basic tools to rebuild their lives.
  • SkyHydrant™ Producing up to 10,000 litres of clean drinking water a day.
  • Solar Gem Bringing safety and security in camps at night with solar-powered lights.

Featured News

Tropical Cylone Pam - Vanuatu Devastated

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Disaster Aid USA and its International Partners including Disaster Aid Australia, are assessing and preparing to deploy due to what has been described as the worst storm, with winds of up to 300km/h, to hit the Pacific has resulted in at least 3,300 people being displaced and over 19,000 households in need of essential aid. The shortage of drinking water has been defined as critical. Over 90% of the buildings have been destroyed. As Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale said “”After all the development we have done for the last couple of years and this big cyclone came and just destroyed all the infrastructure the government has built. Completely destroyed.”

Vanautu is one of the worlds least developed countries with two-thirds of the population living from agriculture. Nearly three quarters of the population live in rural areas or remote islands and this will be a complicating factor for any relief effort.

Disaster Aid USA, working with our partners within Disaster Aid International, will be supporting the relief effort in Vanautu. The initial assessment indicates a critical need for water filtration systems but, pending a more detailed needs assessment, other needs relating to shelter and essential non-food items are likely to be identified.

Disaster Aid USA has set up a campaign specifically to help those in Vanuatu. Please help us by making a donation by going to www.disasteraidusa.com and clicking on the donate button, or clicking on the Donate button on this site.

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Malaysians and Filipinos learn how to install and operate the amazing SkyHydrant™ water filtration system.

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For some years, Disaster Aid Australia has partnered with the Australian SkyJuice™ Foundation in providing low cost, sustainable water treatment solutions for humanitarian projects and for emergency and disaster relief efforts.  In conjunction with Disaster Aid Australia (DAA), the SkyJuice™ Foundation recently conducted a training program in Tweed Heads NSW on the installation and operation of its SkyHydrant water purification system.   
 
Conducted over two days, participants included two Rotarians from Disaster Aid Malaysia, and four representatives from The Balay Mindanaw Foundation (a Filipino NGO that works closely with DAA in the Philippines).
 
The training was necessary to understand the many options available in installing and operating the system, and also underscored the importance of all our DARTs (Disaster Aid Response Team members) having SkyHydrant training.  It was a worthwhile program that will be repeated over time.

Home Repair Kits in Vanuatu

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Our team of volunteers in Vanuatu has now distributed a number of home repair kits, which were purchased locally to boost the local economy. When Cyclone Pam hit some weeks ago, many lost all their possessions and belongings - houses, fishing boats, clothing. Rebuilding after a major disaster is very difficult, even for a population as resilient as that of Vanuatu.

We have now distributed individual water filters and home repair kits. Yet the needs are still great. Over the coming weeks we will keep working with the people of Vanuatu to assist with their challenge in having access to clean water. In Vanuatu under half of the rural population has access to safe drinking water.

Help us make a different for the people of Vanuatu by donating for this cause. Long after the images of the cyclone stop making the news, we will continue to work with this population to find sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.