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Hurricane Dorian continues to devastate Grand Bahama Island with fierce winds.

The storm is slowly moving towards Florida and the Carolinas

In its path of devastation it has flooded many homes with storm surges raising sea levels by 4-5 m.

At least five lives have been lost including an 8-year-old boy.

The Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said many homes, businesses and other buildings have been completely or partially destroyed

Dorian, which has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds is expected to begin to close on Florida Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.

It  should pass very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday.

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Disaster Aid USA is preparing for DARTs to deploy to Grand Bahama as soon as possible.

Disaster Aid  UK and Ireland, Disaster Aid Canada, and Disaster Aid Brazil are aiming to support the deployment

Disaster Aid USA has also been moving teams into the areas of the USA that have the potential to be affected.

 

 

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

rebuilding

 

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

 

 

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

enjoying safe water

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

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