The two Disaster Aid International Partners have combined in a a Bangladesh response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rotary Club of Dhaka Royal identified the Dhaka Children's Hospital as urgently needing support to treat babies affected with the disease.
The two partners agreed to the joint funding of a Baby Bubble CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine for the hospital.
This machine is critical for treating babies affected by COVID-19.
When the pandemic subsides it< will have a continuing use for babies with breathing difficulties.
The Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital is the only specialist paediatric hospital In Bangladesh.
With around 100,000 outpatients a year, and up to – 800 children visiting the hospital each day they are always busy.
The hospital has surgical wards, a nutrition unit, a blood disease and cancer center, and a burns unit.
There is also an emergency center and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which is currently dealing with COVID 19 affected children.
Around the World Disaster aid Partners are responding to COVID-19
The Disaster Aid Brazil team aquired hand sanitizer, masks, disposable gloves, and disinfectant.
This has been re-packed and delivered to all Rotary Clubs in District 4740.
The clubs will then arange distribution to hospitals and NGOs in South Brazil.
The project was supported by a US$25,000 from the Rotary Foundation Disaster Fund.
Disaster Aid Malaysia have been working on a joint project with Rotary District 3310.
This has involved purchasing and distributing santizers and face masks.
They are also supporting the needy with supplies of rice.
Since March 2020, DAUSA has provided relief aid items worldwide by tapping into factory and supply partners, including contacts in China.
Disaster Aid USA is providing a desperately needed Humanitarian service of PPE such as medical face masks, KN95 masks, gloves, and gowns.
To date, DAUSA has secured and distributed more than 40,000 PPEs.
Additional units are in route to the United States for Disaster Aid USA’s deployment, bringing their total distribution to: 115,000+.
Rotarians and other community volunteers and donors have been handling all of the distribution of the PPEs.
Distribution has been everywhere from local recreation centers and senior centers to first responders and medical facilities as well as others who are in high need.
Disaster AId Australia has been assisting its Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw by;
A project to provide 8 Goverment. Ashram Schools in MokhadaJawhar Palghar district with safe Drinking Water has recently been completed
The photographs show the installation at the Government Ashram School, Palsunda.
The idea for the project was initiated in 2014 by the Diganta Swaraj Foundation of Mumbai who initially contacted Dharmendra Gangrade of Disaster Aid India and Palm Beach Rotary Club, Navi Mumbai.
Dharmendra contacted Disaster Aid Australia about their SkyHydrant ultrafiltration solution.
Other funding partners were Rotary Club of Endeavor Hills (Australia), the Rotary Foundation and the Bay Diligence Foundation.
This project has directly benefited 8,500 school children, staffs, and some villager in that area.
This region has been neglected and backward with local people having NO access to clean and safe drinking water with many suffering from Waterborne diseases.
The Fort McMurray Floods have wreaked havoc on a community that has been tested too many times recently.
In 2016 the massive forest fires devastated the community and many people lost their homes; the downturn in the Oil Industry has left a large section of the community unemployed.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has closed businesses and added to unemployment.
If those disasters weren't enough the April 2020 flooding has hit people's lives, homes and businesses again. 13,000 people were evacuated from their homes.
Businesses were flooded and ome people have lost their homes for the second time in 4 years.
Many are still fighting to get insurance payouts from the fires and many do not have insurance coverage for flooding.
The community is rallying around its residents in the face of this adversity but the toll is high.
Disaster Aid Canada is working with Rotarians on the ground who are coordinating with nonprofits and small business, soup kitchens and shelters, individuals and families in need.
Disaster Aid Canada has also set up the Fort McMurray 2020 Flooding Relief Fund.
They are working with Rotary District 5370 and the two Rotary Clubs in Fort McMurray, along with community organisations to ensure that relief funds are used in the community for victims of this disaster.