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    Nepal Earthquake Disaster Aid currently building response
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    SkyHdrants in the Philipines Disaster Aid funded SkyHydrants provide drinking water after Typhoon Haiyan
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    Vanuatu water Disaster Aid funded water filters provide clean drinking water after Cyclone Pam
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    Vanuatu Disaster Aid Response Teams help distribute aid after Cyclone Pam.
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    Vanuatu Disaster Aid International has deployed Disaster Aid Response Team members to Vanuatu.
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    Philippines Disaster Aid Australia’s work continues in the Philippines as we help communities rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan
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We deliver innovative Australian-based humanitarian aid solutions to people in developing countries who have suffered loss following natural or other disasters. And, importantly, a new start.

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Disaster Aid Australia has a variety of specialised disaster relief packs for rapid response.

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  • Family Survival Packs A Family Survival Pack provides a family with the basic tools to rebuild their lives.
  • SkyHydrant™ Producing up to 10,000 litres of clean drinking water a day.
  • Solar Gem Bringing safety and security in camps at night with solar-powered lights.

Featured News

Nepal - Situation Report

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From Rotary District 3292, Rotary Club of Dhulikhel
Community Development and Relief Agency Nepal
Monday May 4, 2015

After a week of disastrous earthquake, people are still waiting for food and shelter; most of them are from remote hard-to-reach areas. Humanitarian reliefs are still beyond the reach especially in remote villages of Kavre, Sindhupalchok and Nuwakot districts where the earthquake hit the most. It is said that in Sindhupalchok only, the casualties might reach about 5,000. In this area, even after 9 days of earthquake, 2 men and 1 woman are rescued.

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URGENT APPEAL Nepal Earthquake response effort building now

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And, your help will ensure we provide our best efforts helping others following the massive earthquake and its aftershocks that have killed thousands and destroyed property on an unimaginable scale.
While our Disaster Aid Response Team members (DARTs) – including Australians – are being assembled and briefed, we are already looking to move pre-positioned stock from India and elsewhere, ready to be deployed when assessments and logistics have been completed, in conjunction with other agencies and local Rotarians. Our 2014 deployment to Nepal brought significant relief after the autumn floods.

As we know from heartbreaking media reports, access is extremely difficult and indications are that as well as non-perishable food items, safe water and shelter are the vital aid items. And it is those latter two where we can provide effective assistance, just as we recently did in Vanuatu* and before that, in the Philippines (where, in both countries, our work goes on.)

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Home Repair Kits in Vanuatu

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Our team of volunteers in Vanuatu has now distributed a number of home repair kits, which were purchased locally to boost the local economy. When Cyclone Pam hit some weeks ago, many lost all their possessions and belongings - houses, fishing boats, clothing. Rebuilding after a major disaster is very difficult, even for a population as resilient as that of Vanuatu.

We have now distributed individual water filters and home repair kits. Yet the needs are still great. Over the coming weeks we will keep working with the people of Vanuatu to assist with their challenge in having access to clean water. In Vanuatu under half of the rural population has access to safe drinking water.

Help us make a different for the people of Vanuatu by donating for this cause. Long after the images of the cyclone stop making the news, we will continue to work with this population to find sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.

We're on the ground in Vanuatu

And, working alongside local Rotarians and others, we will be there for the long haul, helping rebuild communities … and lives

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Disaster Aid International (Australia) has deployed DARTs (Disaster Aid Response Team members) Dianne Holland (Australia) and Wayne Beaumier(USA) to Vanuatu. They  arrived  on Thursday 26 March. Their initial assessment – working within the communities, and with other aid organisations – confirmed the priority was for clean, safe water. That is confirmed in reports by the UN agency OCHA: "110,000 need clean safe drinking water".

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Disaster Aid International Deploys in Vanuatu

Disaster Aid International has deployed two members of our Disaster Aid Response Team to Vanuatu.  Wayne (USA) and Dianne Holland (Australia) arrived  last Thursday 26 March.

Following discussions with the affected communities and other aid organisations,  the initial assessment has confirmed that the priority need is for clean water.  A  number of Sawyer filters have been distributed, each sufficient to keep a large family supplied with clean water for several years.

The team is  now assessing the most effective places to site Skyhydrants  which  will provide clean water for whole communities.

The team are currently compiling their report but have sent back several photographs that give a good indication of the scale of the damage.

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