Palu 4Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTS) from Australia and the UK have been working to help the people of Palu.

With over 40% of the buildings either severely damaged or collapsed tens of thousands are going to be without homes and services for a long time.

Working with local support organisations they have been assisting those who can't be accommodated in the temporary Camps.

The team have trained workers of the Palu Water Board in the installation of SkyHydrants.

Disaster Aid Skyhydrants have been installed in the Kawatuna and Fatulela neighbourhood areas.

They have also arranged for additional tanks in other areas and the repair of a well for an orphanage.

Currently they are identifying other areas that will reeceive Skyhydrants over the coming days and aiming to help meet the shelter needs.

 

 

If you want to help us to provide Disaster relief inclluding safe water to the families of Palu you can make a Donation now to:

Disaster Aid Australia  or  Disaster Aid UK & Ireland

 

 

Following the Sulawesi Earthquake the Indonesian Red Cross have been setting up Temporary Camps for the thousands of families that have lost their homes.

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The camps will be home to the families of these children, and thousands more, for at least the next two years while the rebuilding of communities around the City of Palu goes ahead.

A vital part of keeping the families healthy during this period will be the availablity of clean drinking water.

Disaster Aid, in partnership with the Indonesian Red Cross, are planning to install ten Skyhydrants in the camps.

Each Skyhydrant water filter will be able to treat 10,000 litres of water a day removing dangerous bacteria.

Every unit will protect the health of 500 residents.

 

 

If you want to help us to provide safe water to the families of Palu you can make a Donation Now

 

 

 

 

The photograph below shows the massive devastation in the Indonesian city of Palu where thousands of homes have been flattened.

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Disaster Aid is on site with Disaster Aid Response Teams (DARTs) from both Disaster Aid Australia and Disaster Aid Malaysia.

Initially Disaster Aid Malaysia deployed emergency shelter packs.palu 3

We have now partnered with the Indonesian Red Cross who are planning to set up 8 temporary resettlement camps outside Palu.

The Indonesian Authorities believe these camps will be needed for at least 3 years while they work on the reconstruction of Palu .

We will be providing SkyHydrant water filters at each site to protect the health of all the residents.

These SkyHydrants, which can be installed for $5,000, will provide safe drinking water at the extremely low cost of under $5 per person for the next 3 years

 

 

If you want to help us in delivering safe water to the people of Palu you can make a Donation Now

 

 

 

20180912 153944The Mataram Rotary Club, Lombock hosted representatives from Disaster Aid Malaysia, Disaster Aid Australia and the Kuta Rotary Club to identify how to respond to the earthquake

Mataram city itself has been affected by the earthquake but the areas to the north have been devastated.

Most brick buildings are now rubble only and most concrete buildings have significant cracking to the main structure needing demolition. 

The Rotary Club of Mataram has done a very good job of responding to the shelter needs of locals by working with international partners and the Indonesian Disaster Management Organisation BNBP.

 

Water

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Most water is accessed from small wells and springs often close to toilet septic tanks.

Many of the wells have been affected by the earthquake with reduced output or no water at all.

In several cases the failure was due to collapse of the well lining.

With additional use of the remaining toilets and damaged well linings there is increased risk of contamination of the well supply 

One SkyHydrant Gem has been installed in the area we visited but a further 8 sites identified.

 

 

If you want to help us support the local Rotary Clubs in delivering safe water to the people of Mataram you can make a Donation Now

 

 

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