Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai in March was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa.
The Storm caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, leaving more than 700 people dead and many hundreds more are missing
An initial assessment in Southern Africa by one of our trained volunteers confirms that the amount of aid required to respond to will be enormous.
We are in touch with Rotary contacts in Zimbabwe and South Africa and will be working in partnership with them as the situation resolves and manageable projects are identified.
Water filters capable of handling water borne diseases, tents, tarpaulins, home repair kits, and tools are all known to be required.
Two DARTS are currently on there way with SkyHydrants.
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January might be the 'Holiday Period' for some people but Disaster Aid are still providing new 'Safe Water For Every Child' installations.
Director Angeline Low, and Danny Low, from Disaster Aid Australia are currently in Myanmar to install two SkyHydrants with the assistance of KK Looi of Disaster Aid Malaysia.
These installations are in association with the Rotary Club of Yangon.
In addition to the two installations carried out several other sites were inspected for future installations.
Disaster Aid Australia is one of 16 international nominations for the Energy Globe Sustainability World Award.
Our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project for the Philippines was one of more than 2,300 entries from 182 countries around the world.
In June 2018 year it was selected as the best project submitted from Australia.
A key issue in selection was the fact the SkyHydrant, that we install for the project can provide 10,000 litres per day of safe water without using electricity or chemicals.
In December 2018 Energy Globe announced that the 'Safe Water for Every Child' project was one of the 16 finalists invited to attend the Energy Globe World Award ceromony in Yazd, Iran, on the 29th January 2019.
The ceremony will be broadcast globally on TV and via livestream.
The Energy Globe World Awards will be handed over in five categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth as well as an overall World Award.
For several weeks Disaster Aid Response Teams (DARTs) from Australia and the UK have been working in Sulawasi to assist the people of Palu.
As the last DARTs travelled home another Tsunami Disaster has struck Indonesia in the Sunda Strait Region.
The tsunami was belived to be triggered by an undersea landslide, caused by an eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, late on 22nd December.
A five-metre wall of water washed at least 20 metres inland across the stretch of coast.
The devastation, included hundreds of flattened homes and with many other buildings also impacted.
Currently the official death toll is over 200, with victims spread throughout the Pandeglang, South Lampung and Serang regions.