With the recent increased activity of the Kilauea Volcano there has been massive disruption to the surrounding areas of Hawaii.
Explosions have resulted in plumes of ash being thrown over 9000m and falling onto nearby towns.
Clouds of toxic fumes have been released.
As well as the main crater, over 20 fissures have opened on the sides of the volcano with rivers of lava flowing across the land destroying crops and homes.
With 2000 people evacuated and dozens of homes and vehicles destroyed Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) is responding.
Disaster Aid tents have been sent from the DAUSA store to help Hawaiians who have been evacuated from their homes
For more information check the following link: Disaster Aid USA
Disaster Aid Brasil have this month been reacting to the Venezuela refugee crisis.
Over the last three years Venezuela has been facing economic disaster.
Drastic shortages of food, medicine, electricity and other necessities have resulted in riots.
Crime and suspected police killings have given Venezuela a frighteningly high rate of murder and violence.
Runaway inflation since 2015 has resulted in basic goods increase by more than 500%.
With thousands of refugees streaming across the Brazilian border to Disaster Aid Brazil has been helping with vital supplies.
Over the past year Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) has been working to help provide 'Safe Water for Every Child' to children at rural schools in Bhutan.
The project has been in conjunction with our local partners; The Rotary Club of Thimphu, the Bhutan Toilet Organisation, and the Bhutan Ministry of Education.
A number of SkyHydrant installations have been completed, including this one at the Zhemgang school.
At a DAA Board meeting on the 12th May it was decided to adopt a target of achieving Safe Drinking Water for EVERY Rural School in Bhutan.
To meet this ambitious target we will need to raise $1,000,000 over the next 2 years.
Can you help?
Do you know an organisation, or an individual who can support us?
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One of the Keynote speakers at the DAA 2018 Conference was Governor Mujiv S. Hataman of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.
He is seen here sampling water treated by the demonstration Skyhydrant at the conference together with three members of the Disaster Aid Malaysia Board. (From the left KK Looi, Judy Chong, Mujiv S. Hataman, and Janice Lim)
During his talk the Governor was able to tell us that there had been no outbreaks of gastric illnesses at any of the Marawi Crisis temporary re-settlement camps where Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrants had been installed.
This was in contrast to other temporary re-settlement camps where there had been serious outbreaks of dysentery and cholera.
The benefits of the SkyHydrant solution had greatly impressed him and he was currently seeking funding for a joint project with Disaster Aid Australia to fund many additional SkyHydrants in his region.
He expressed the Marawi Region's gratitude to Disaster Aid Australia, and our local partner Balay Mindanaw who carried out the installations.