Rain has finally eased in Kerala, hit by the worst floods in nearly a century.
Over 300 people have died in the southern state that has suffered damages during this monsoon season.
An estimated 800,000 are temporarily displaced.
Thousands of people are still feared stranded, awaiting relief and rescue.
The Indian National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) has directed that focus should now be on provision of emergency supplies of;
Restoration of essential services such as power, fuel, communications and transport links is also vital.
As flood water recedes in Kerala, Disaster Aid International is responding in partnership with the Indian Red Cross and Indian Rotary Clubs.
Initially 200 tents prepositioned in India will be despatched.
As the flood water continues to subside we will be looking at how we can assist with the recovery from the disaster by using Smart Aid to rebuild homes and SkyHydrants to deliver Safe Water.
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:
Humanitarian Assistance is required for
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.
Our Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs) members are looking to provide 'Smart Aid' to help communities rebuild their homes and shattered lives.
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.
Disaster Aid Australia's Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw has been busy.
They have recently returned from installing a SkyHydrant in Barangay Banbanon on the island of Mindanao.
Although this is a '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.
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.