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.
Many schools in Bhutan have a large number of pupils who are boarders due to their homes being in remote locations.
With lots of children not only attanding school, but living in close proximity, protection from gastric problems is important.
This is why the Bhutan Goverment has welcomed the installation of Skyhydrants.
We have just received results back from the Yebilaptsa Central School where a Disaster Aid Skyhydrant has been installed.
Since the skyhydrant was installed over the January school holidays the incidence of cases of diarrhea have dropped by more than 70%.
As some of these cases may be from children returning to school while affected we are hoping a full years results will be even better!
In May 2017 the centre of Marawi City was taken over by Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (ISIS).
This started a six month battle before the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) could take back the city and defeat the rebels.
During this time over 84 thousand families were displaced.
Disaster Aid Australia and Balay Mindanaw, our local partner immediately responded to the crisis situation by assisting in the supply of safe water with Skyhydrants and also providing tents and tarpaulins in the displaced persons camps.
Disaster Aid Australia Directors David Langworthy and Brian Ashworth were able to visit Marawi earlier this year to see how the reconstruction efforts were proceeding.
During the visit the Directors, and Balay Mindanaw representatives, were briefed by the Commander of the Bangon Marawi Task Force who are responsible for reconstruction of the city and bringing the residents back to their home city.
The briefing included an inspection of a site being prepared for a camp to enable citizens to relocate from the initial resettlement camps many kilometers from Marawi to a location close to the city.
Over 200 Disaster Aid tents have now been erected on the site together with a SkyHydrant to supply safe drinking water.
This camp is an important step in getting people back to living close to the their place of work.