A team from our Philippine partner, Balay Mindanaw, have travelled by ferry from Mindanau Island to Cebu before driving to Naga City.
A SkyHydrant was installed and other goods were then distributed to people affected by landslides caused by the rain which accompanied Typhoon Mangkhut.
Thanks to the following who worked with the Balay Mindanaw Team:
Great local partners and prepositioning disaster relief eqipment makes the most efficient use of your donations.
Typhoon Mangkhut tore through the Philippines' main island of Luzon leaving a trail of devastation.
Winds of 185km/h ripped off roofs, felled trees, with heavy rain causing extensive flooding.
The rain also caused over 30 major landslides across tha affected area.
Officially 40 people have died, but the toll is expected to rise as response teams reach the many rural areas still cut off by the flooding.
With sewerage systems being overwhelmed contaminated water is a major health risk.
The typhoon also flattened homes, flooded large swathes of countryside and devastated rice fields.
At least 5,000,000 million people live in the affected area with many thousands evacuated.
Several evacuation centres have been destroyed and phone networks are down.
Our Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw is currently on the way to assist with a Disaster Aid SkyHydrant.
Our Philippine partner, Balay Mindanaw, have installed a Disaster Aid SkyHydrant in a displaced persons camp in Davao North.
The camp houses 300 indigenous people who have had to leave their homes as a result of armed conflict in the Davao del Norte area of the Philippines.
While news reports send photographs of the fighting what is sometimes forgotten is the daily struggles of those who have had to move away from their homes.
To get water mothers and children have to walk more than a kilometer every single day with a 5-gallon (almost 20kg) container on their back.
Even this water was contaminated with bacteria and has been identified as a major cause of illness in the camp.
For now, this Disaster Aid SkyHydrant will help protect the health of those in the camp by providing 5,000 litres of potable water every day.
Human dignity is threatened when people have no access to basic necessities like safe drinking water.
It is a basic right regardless of situation, politics, gender, race, age or religion.
A 'State of Emergency' has been declared in British Columbia with hundreds of wildfires burning across the State.
Thousands of residents have been affected by evacuation orders.
By August 15th this was already the fourth worst fire season on record, with a month still to go!
Disaster Aid Canada has been stepping up to help.
In 2017, Disaster Aid Canada was able to provide 7 x 20 ft containers of supplies to people affected by the BC Wildfires.
They could not have done this without the help and collaboration of donors, and volunteers.
This year they have already sent out 500 kits of bed linen, and personal hygiene items to evacuation centres.
Volunteers, like these ladies, will be making up further kits today. (22nd August).
Disaster Aid Canada will provide on-going support to those affected by this disaster as long as required.
To find out more you can follow the Disaster Aid Canada's facebook page
You can making a donation to the British Columbia Wildfire Campaign at the link below