Today we are proud to announce DAI has achieved official Collaborative Organization status with Rotary International marking a major milestone in the journey of Disaster Aid International country partners around the world. (https://www.rotary.org/en/collaborating-organizations)

 

Disaster Aid International (DAI) was formed in 2010 with Disaster Aid partners in Australia, Canada, USA and the UK & Ireland.

Disaster Aid International’s mission is to provide relief to help rebuild communities in disaster hit areas anywhere in the world, primarily in the form of temporary shelter, home repair kits and water filtration systems or other non-food aid.

 

Our Rotary affiliations around the world allows us to coordinate and access areas after a disaster by utilizing the best of local knowledge and resources to assess the situation on-the-ground and customize our ‘Smartaid’ response.

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At the heart of ‘Smartaid’ is the involvement of local resource partners especially Rotary clubs and the community to ensure that the aid provided:

  • Meets their requirements
  • Involves them in working with us as 'Partners'
  • Gives them 'Ownership' of the outcome

thereby partnering the community as 'A Resource Not Victims' and ‘Giving a hand up, not a handout’.

 

Disaster Aid International country partners around the world align to the Rotary six areas of focus and may actively be involved with the assessment and installation of clean water filtration systems.

Presently our global Disaster AId International country partners are;

  1. Disaster Aid Australia, CEO Brian Ashworth, email: aThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Disaster Aid UK and Ireland, Chair Robert Strachan, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Disaster Aid USA, Chair Wayne Beaumier, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Disaster Aid Canada, Chair Frank Elsom, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  5. Disaster Aid Malaysia, Chair Nelson Loong, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  6. Disaster Aid Europe (Czech Republic), Chair Irena Brichta, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  7. Disaster Aid Brazil, Chair Enio Bellé, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  8. Disaster Aid Uruguay, Chair Mariana Rezk, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  9. Disaster Aid India, Chair Dharmendra Gangrade, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  10. Disaster Aid New Zealand, Chair Nick Hurley, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Disaster Aid country partners are either registered charities, societies or entities within their respective Rotary Clubs, Districts or Countries.

 

To find out how Disaster Aid International may be able to assist your local Rotary Club projects, please contact the undersigned or the Disaster Aid International organization nearest to you.

KK Looi

Chairman Disaster Aid International 2019/20

Past President Rotary Club of Bandar Utama, D3300 Malaysia

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Web: www.disasteraidinternational.com

 

 

www.weather.com

Tropical Depression Imelda has hit Texas with major flooding affecting the south east of the state.

Thousands need to be rescued with roads turning into rivers.

Texas floods

Disaster Aid USA already involved with a response to Hurricane Dorian  in Grand Bahama are also responding to this disaster.

A rescue and response boat is currently deployed

Domestic Response Trailers are also on standby, ready to be be brought in as the flood waters subside.

 

 

With Hurricane Dorian finally moving away from Grand Bahama the devastation is clear to see.

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 The Rotary Club of Nassua has been erecting pre-positioned Disaster Aid Tents and Family Survival Packs.

The tents have been erected close to the Odessy Airport to house evacuees from other islands.

Dorian 2a

DARTs from Disaster Aid USA will be arriving today (Monday 9th Sept) with Sawyer Water Filters.

Further filters will be arriiving in the following days together with tarpaulins for temporary repair of homes.

 

The following Disaster Aid partners are involved in the response;

Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid  UK and Ireland

Disaster Aid Canada

Disaster Aid Brazil

Check the above links to keep updated, and support their work to help those affected by this terrible storm.

 

 

 

Dorian 1

Hurricane Dorian continues to devastate Grand Bahama Island with fierce winds.

The storm is slowly moving towards Florida and the Carolinas

In its path of devastation it has flooded many homes with storm surges raising sea levels by 4-5 m.

At least five lives have been lost including an 8-year-old boy.

The Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said many homes, businesses and other buildings have been completely or partially destroyed

Dorian, which has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds is expected to begin to close on Florida Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.

It  should pass very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday.

dorian2

Disaster Aid USA is preparing for DARTs to deploy to Grand Bahama as soon as possible.

Disaster Aid  UK and Ireland, Disaster Aid Canada, and Disaster Aid Brazil are aiming to support the deployment

Disaster Aid USA has also been moving teams into the areas of the USA that have the potential to be affected.

 

 

Website Contact Details

PO Box 790, Endeavour Hills,  Victoria  3802 

Phone:  +61 3 9706 9171

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Disaster Aid  International is a project of Rotary clubs