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The first magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Lombok early in the morning of 29th July.

A week later on 5th August a stronger and more destructive 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the area again.

Four days later the area was again rocked by a 5.9 magnitude shock in addition to hundreds of aftershocks.

According to the Indonesian Government in the affected areas:

  • At least 321 people have died,
  • Over1,000 people are seriously injured
  • More than 270,000 have been made homeless

Humanitarian Assistance is required for

  • Safe water
  • Shelter
  • Food

Disaster Aid Australiahas been assessing the needs and appropriate response to assist the Indonesian people recover from this major disaster..

We propose partnering with Disaster Aid Malaysia and working with Districts 3300, 3420, the Rotary Clubs of Kuta, Singapore, Johore Centennial, Indonesian agencies and others. 

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Our Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs) members are looking to provide 'Smart Aid' to help communities rebuild their homes and shattered lives.

 

Update 17th August 2018

We have been advised that the Indonesian Goverment, at this time, have requested no involvement by International Aid Agencies in the Earthquake Response.

We respect this decision of the Indonesian Goverment and have currently put any plans for deployment to this Disaster on hold.

We will continue to monitor the situation and remain ready to respond if our assistance is needed in the future.

 

If you want to support our work in providing 'Smart Aid' and 'Safe Water To Every Child'  to devastated communities,  you can make a Donation Now

 

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Our Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw have been busy.

They have recently returned from installing a Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrant in Barangay Banbanon on the island of Mindanao.

Although our project has the title 'Safe Water for Every Child' a whole community benefits from the SkyHydrant.

Safe water in a convenient location really helps; women with young children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

 

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If you want to support our work in protecting communities by providing clean water you can make a Donation Now

 

 

 

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The Barangay Diatagon in Lianga, Surigao del Sur has been affected by armed conflict.

As a result over 1200 people have been dispaced and in desparate need of shelter and safe drinking water.

Our Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw immediatly acted,

They are working in partnership with local government, government  and other non goverment organisations to respond to the communities needs

Part of the reponse has been the installation of a Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrant to keep people safe from water borne disease.

Safe drinking water, a basic human right.

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If you want to support our work in providing 'Safe Water To Every Child'  and aiding communities affected by disasters,  you can make a Donation Now

 

 

Disaster Aid Australia wins the Energy Globe National Award for 2018

Safe water award

This international award was founded by the Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards.

The aim of the Awards is to present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience.

  

The Project 

Our submission was based on 'Safe Water for Every Child' as delivered in the Philippines. 

 

Summary of our Submission

The project’s aim is to provide clean water to communities across the Philippines in an effective, long term sustainable manner.

The method of ensuring clean water is to install community Skyhydrants which are low pressure ultra filtration units which remove bacteria from the water without the need for electrical power or chemicals.

Each Skyhydrant filter, provided by Disaster Aid Australia, can produce 20Litres per day, per person, of safe water for a community of up to 500 people.

The filters operate without any source of power if a gravity water supply is available.

The use of chemicals is limited to weekly cleaning only.

Disaster Aid Australia have trained our Philippine partner organization Balay Mindanaw in the installation and operations of the filters.

As the local installation work is carried out locally by Balay Mindenaw there is a huge cost saving compared with using expatriate installers.

To date over 40 Skyhydrants have been permanently installed and another 3 have been used in temporary mobile installations to help people displaced due to recent fighting by Islamic rebels in Marawi.

 

If you want to support the award winning 'Safe Water for Every Child' project you can Donate Now

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