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 and the Bhutan Ministry of Education.
A number of SkyHydrant installations have been completed, including this one at the Zhemgang school.
Tests on water quality and reviewing attendance records of the schools, have shown we are making a real difference to the children's health.
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?
For more information; Contact DAA
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!