Two DAUK and Ireland DART Volunteers, Peter Hazell and Suzie Vaill, arrived in Mozambique on June 4th carrying 100 Sawyer water filters.

While in country they worked closely with the Chimoio Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Beira.

Coordination was with Mozambique National Institute of Disaster Management and both WASH and Shelter Clusters

In addition to distributing the Water filters they also worked on shelter projects.

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76 families in 2 villages of Machacuaari and Machabonha were supported in the construction of transitional shelters.

The support included:

  • Information on building back better
  • Purchasing materials 
  • Transport

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 More information can be found on the Disaster UK and Ireland website

 

 

Safe drinking water is being delivered to 48 Colombian School with SkyHydrants.

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Until now the schools, in both suburban and rural locations, received untreated  water from community aqueducts.

Now SkyHydrants will be filtering the drinking water to remove all bacteria.

The project involved the following participants: 

    • 10 Rotary clubs in District 4281, led by the Rotary Club of Bogota, Teuaquilla.
    • Disaster Aid International, led by Disaster Aid Australia
    • Rotary Clubs from Australia, Canada USA, and Britain, led by the Endeavour Hills Rotary Club.
    • SkyJuice Foundation


The installations commenced by Rhett Butler of the SkyJuice Foundation leading a training session for the Colombian Rotarians.Rhett training

  

If you want to support Disaster Aid Australia's ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects see their DONATE PAGE 

convention 2This year Disaster Aid International will be at the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.

We will have a display in the House of Friendship from the 31st May until the 5th June.

Come along to our stand and meet representatives from many of the DIA partners.

  • Hear stories about recent deployements.
  • Discover the different types of Aid provided by each of the partners.
  • See the SkyHydrant and other types of water filters.
  • Find out how you can get involved in the Disaster Aid Story.

We will at Booth No 4421 in Hall 4

A Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs) from Australia has just returned from a deployment in Mozambique.

Dave demonstrating SawyerWhile in country they were supported by Rotarians in Mozambique and South Africa.

Volunteers Dave Tuzewski and Peter Collins have been training the local people in the use of the Sawyer Filters.

Each filter when fitted to a bucket provides safe drinking water for a family.

The filters were donated by Disaster Aid Australia, and its Disaster Aid Partners in Canada and Brazil.

A SkyHydrant installation was also constructed in conjunction with Hilfswerk* a Non Goverment Organisation (NGO) that has an existing operation in Mozambique.

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Disaster Aid Australia, in conjunction with its Disaster Aid International partners is currently looking at a further deployment to Mozambique to provide further aid.

 

To help with this disaster or help Disaster Aid partners prepare for future disasters follow this link: DONATE NOW

 

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