A Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs) from Australia has just returned from a deployment in Mozambique.
While in country they were supported by Rotarians in Mozambique and South Africa.
Volunteers Dave Tuzewski and Peter Collins have been training the local people in the use of the Sawyer Filters.
Each filter when fitted to a bucket provides safe drinking water for a family.
The filters were donated by Disaster Aid Australia, and its Disaster Aid Partners in Canada and Brazil.
A SkyHydrant installation was also constructed in conjunction with Hilfswerk* a Non Goverment Organisation (NGO) that has an existing operation in Mozambique.
Disaster Aid Australia, in conjunction with its Disaster Aid International partners is currently looking at a further deployment to Mozambique to provide further aid.
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Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai in March was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa.
The Storm caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, leaving more than 700 people dead and many hundreds more are missing
An initial assessment in Southern Africa by one of our trained volunteers confirms that the amount of aid required to respond to will be enormous.
We are in touch with Rotary contacts in Zimbabwe and South Africa and will be working in partnership with them as the situation resolves and manageable projects are identified.
Water filters capable of handling water borne diseases, tents, tarpaulins, home repair kits, and tools are all known to be required.
Two DARTS are currently on there way with SkyHydrants.
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January might be the 'Holiday Period' for some people but Disaster Aid are still providing new 'Safe Water For Every Child' installations.
Director Angeline Low, and Danny Low, from Disaster Aid Australia are currently in Myanmar to install two SkyHydrants with the assistance of KK Looi of Disaster Aid Malaysia.
These installations are in association with the Rotary Club of Yangon.
In addition to the two installations carried out several other sites were inspected for future installations.
Disaster Aid Australia is one of 16 international nominations for the Energy Globe Sustainability World Award.
Our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project for the Philippines was one of more than 2,300 entries from 182 countries around the world.
In June 2018 year it was selected as the best project submitted from Australia.
A key issue in selection was the fact the SkyHydrant, that we install for the project can provide 10,000 litres per day of safe water without using electricity or chemicals.
In December 2018 Energy Globe announced that the 'Safe Water for Every Child' project was one of the 16 finalists invited to attend the Energy Globe World Award ceromony in Yazd, Iran, on the 29th January 2019.
The ceremony will be broadcast globally on TV and via livestream.
The Energy Globe World Awards will be handed over in five categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth as well as an overall World Award.