• Nepal
    Nepal Disaster Aid Response Teams bring emergency aid to earthquake ravaged country.
  • SkyHdrants in the Philippines
    SkyHdrants in the Philippines Disaster Aid funded SkyHydrants provide drinking water after Typhoon Haiyan
  • Vanuatu water
    Vanuatu water Disaster Aid funded water filters provide clean drinking water after Cyclone Pam
  • Vanuatu
    Vanuatu Disaster Aid Response Teams help distribute aid after Cyclone Pam.
  • Vanuatu
    Vanuatu Disaster Aid International has deployed Disaster Aid Response Team members to Vanuatu.
  • Sudan
    Sudan Disaster Aid provides shelter for drought refugees
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  • Philippines
    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.

Rotarians, working to rebuild communities ... together.

  • Greenco Water Tanks Easily transportable 1000L flat pack water tank
  • sawyer filter The Sawyer all-in-one water filter provides emergency drinking water.
  • 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.

Featured News

We hear from the United Nations about our work in Sudan

DAA-News-Update-UN-Sudan-0001We have delivered aid into Sudan over recent years to provide some assistance during the longstanding and bloody conflict between North and South Sudan that has affected countless people. Our Family Survival Packs, with our own tents were prominent in those deliveries.
This month, we were pleasantly surprised, and extremely pleased to receive an email and photographs from an aid worker with the United Nations (Peacekeeping Operations). For security reasons that person has asked that we do not use their name. The email read:
“This is just a random email - I saw your tents in the disputed border zone between Sudan and South Sudan while doing an inter-agency assessment and decided to take a few snapshots for you to see that they are being used. Saw them in a village called Miyadol where people who were displaced during the conflict are coming back.”
Kind regards – (name withheld)

Read more: We hear from the United Nations about our work in Sudan

3rd Disaster Aid Australia Conference, 15 – 17 April 2016

Invitations will be sent shortly to all clubs. This weekend will provide attendees with an insight into this dynamic international Rotary Club project that helps those in need. We are also looking for expressions of interest in becoming a DAA representative in their district.

New Aid Products

DAA News Update SUMMER 2015-16 Page 2 Image 0001We now use two new products Sawyer Filters for small family groupings, easily assembled to a small container (pictured). These were used in Nepal and are about to be sent to Vanuatu. That was from a Rotary Foundation Grant to RC Wynyard, Tasmania (D9830).
And Greenco Pak Flat water tanks (https://greencowater.com/) recently deployed to Vanuatu by DAA complement the SkyHydrant™ systems.

Work continues in Philippines and Vanuatu

In September, DAA sent the second of three large infrastructure placements to the Philippines. Ten Sky Hydrants (Australian water filtration system) were sent and received by our partner, the Balay Mindanaw Foundation.
An Australian DART (Disaster Aid Response Team member) re-visited Vanuatu in October following a deployment post-Cyclone Pam in March. Although there has been significant aid provided, small village communities are still affected with tarps still on some rooves.
The mobile sawmill (restored from funds donated to DAA), has enabled stronger buildings to be constructed. A central building used as a classroom (kindergarten to year 3) also doubles as a community meeting room. The people of Vanuatu are currently experiencing a drought and were delighted to see a returning Disaster Aid International DART from Australia.

DAA Office - "Welcome Jan"

DAA News Update SUMMER 2015-16 Page 1 Image 0004We recently appointed Jan Burney to a part-time position as Office Manager. Jan has experience in administration, including MYOB accounting, and is in the office for several hours three days a week.
She is assisted from time to time by volunteers, mostly from within the RC Endeavour Hills. The office, in Dandenong (SE Melbourne) has been kindly and generously donated by a club member on a rent-free basis.
Jan welcomes enquiries – best by email – to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone 1300 881 913

Disaster Aid wins Rotary Award in South America

Rotary Districts in that country recently combined for their 2015 Golden Wheels Awards. and DAI Chairman, David Langworthy was excited to hear from friends at the RCs de Plaza Matriz and Montevideo (Uruguay) that the RC Endeavour Hills was announced, "the winner of the International Category for its Disaster Aid International Rotary club project".
Maria Rezk, President of the Plaza Matriz club told David, "the ceremony was well attended, including the RI Regional Public Image Coordinator", adding, "our club is really proud. We even got the Ministry of Public Health to declare it an event of national interest !"

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