Disaster Aid Australia have just moved to new offices.
Our physical address is:
92 Doveton Avenue, Eumemmering, Victoria.
It's about 1km North of the Princes Highway between Dandenong and Hallam.
Our Postal address will remain as:
PO Box 790, Endeavour Hills, Victoria 3802. Australia
The phone numbers will remain unchanged.
As well as office space, kitchen, and boardroom, the building also includes a large storage area and yard where we are setting up a demonstration SkyHydrant.
The office will normally be open:
Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays between 10.00am and 4.00pm
Please check before making a special journey.
Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTS) from Australia and the UK have been working to help the people of Palu.
With over 40% of the buildings either severely damaged or collapsed tens of thousands are going to be without homes and services for a long time.
Working with local support organisations they have been assisting those who can't be accommodated in the temporary Camps.
The team have trained workers of the Palu Water Board in the installation of SkyHydrants.
Disaster Aid Skyhydrants have been installed in the Kawatuna and Fatulela neighbourhood areas.
They have also arranged for additional tanks in other areas and the repair of a well for an orphanage.
Currently they are identifying other areas that will reeceive Skyhydrants over the coming days and aiming to help meet the shelter needs.
Following the Sulawesi Earthquake the Indonesian Red Cross have been setting up Temporary Camps for the thousands of families that have lost their homes.
The camps will be home to the families of these children, and thousands more, for at least the next two years while the rebuilding of communities around the City of Palu goes ahead.
A vital part of keeping the families healthy during this period will be the availablity of clean drinking water.
Disaster Aid, in partnership with the Indonesian Red Cross, are planning to install ten Skyhydrants in the camps.
Each Skyhydrant water filter will be able to treat 10,000 litres of water a day removing dangerous bacteria.
Every unit will protect the health of 500 residents.
The photograph below shows the massive devastation in the Indonesian city of Palu where thousands of homes have been flattened.
Disaster Aid is on site with Disaster Aid Response Teams (DARTs) from both Disaster Aid Australia and Disaster Aid Malaysia.
Initially Disaster Aid Malaysia deployed emergency shelter packs.
We have now partnered with the Indonesian Red Cross who are planning to set up 8 temporary resettlement camps outside Palu.
The Indonesian Authorities believe these camps will be needed for at least 3 years while they work on the reconstruction of Palu .
We will be providing SkyHydrant water filters at each site to protect the health of all the residents.
These SkyHydrants, which can be installed for $5,000, will provide safe drinking water at the extremely low cost of under $5 per person for the next 3 years