Timor Floods Response

In early April our northern neighbour Timor Leste was hit by the biggest floods in 50 Years.

As well as the immediate devastation a major issue was the lack of safe drinking water.

Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrants have been used to provide clean bacteria free water in several locations with substantial contributions from many partners.

‘Balibo House Trust’ and ‘Engineers Without Borders’

In 2020 Disaster Aid Australia provided 5 SkyHydrants to Balibo House Trust. (3 provided at cost and 2 donated) to be used for schools and communities around Balibo

With the disruptions due to the pandemic it had not been possible to complete the permanant installation and the units were still in storage.

Engineers Without Borders, who have people based in Timor Leste, were able to collect the SkyHydrants, on loan, and set up a temporary safe water supply.

DAA assisted with technical advice.

Rotary Projects East Timor

This West Australian based project is supported by the Rotary Club of Kwinana and Rotary District 9465;  with additional support from the Rotary Club of Philip Island and San Remo and Disaster Aid Australia.

The project had a SkyHydrant which has been urgently installed in the Don Bosco Centre, Comoro.

This SkyHydrant is now supplying water to around 500 Students and to the local villagers.

DAA assisted during the installation and commissioning with advice by phone, e-mail, and our You Tube Videos.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to work with partners to help disaster affected people you can donate at the following link:

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Pamanukan Flood Response

During February and March large parts of the town of Pamanukan Indonesia was underwater.

Initial assistance to the community was provided by the Rotary Club of Bandung Pakuan.

As the flood waters dropped the damage to the homes of some of the poorer people of Pamanukan became apparent.

Disaster aid Australia was contacted by Rotary Club of Bandung Pakuan and ageed to provide Smart Aid funds for repair and rebuilding.

The funds will be used to pay for materials for the construction of basic houses which will have a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen and a toilet.

Construction is now well underway and is estimated to be 40% complete.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help the people of Pamanukan, and many other countries receive Smart Aid click on the link below;

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Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

Visit Disaster Aid Australia

With COVID restrictions easing Disaster Aid Australia has re-opened its office to Vocational Visits.

Find out what it takes to run an international aid charity.

See our demonstration SkyHydrant treating dirty water, and transforming it to clean safe drinking water.

Find out about the aid we have continued to deliver through a pandemic.

We also provide groups with a great meal for $20/ head, with various menu options available.

The office is located just off the South Gippsland Freeway at the Princes Highway (Hallam) exit.

For more information contact us at admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au

Helping in Vanuatu

Many farmers in Australia rely on seasonal workers from the Pacific Islands.

Daniel Toko, from Vanuatu, is one of these workers who has been based in Tasmania.

When some Tasmanian friends told Danial about the SkyHydrant he could see it would help the people in his village, and the surrounding area.

Villagers in Erakor

Will you help Danial’s Tasmanian friends by donating towards a SkyHydrant for the village.

You can make a donation by clicking on our ‘Donation Cart Button’ below.

 

Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

More SkyHydrants in the Philippines

As well as responding to disasters our local partner Balay Mindanw has continued working at providing Safe Water for Every Child.

This SkyHydrant, installed in Coopville, is the 75th SkyHydrant installed by Balay Mindanaw, and the 5th in partnership with the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro.

SkyHydrant No 76 was installed in March at Barangay Tula, Alubijid supported by the Rotary Club of Carmen Valley.

The unit has been installed at the Barangay hall to be managed by the barangay council.

Another tank has been installed at the elementary school ready for the school opening so every child can be protected with safe, clean drinking water.

Thanks to the Balay Mindanaw DREAM-SH Team for quietly and efficiently carrying out the installations.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help children in the Philippines, and many other countries have ‘Safe Drinking Water’ click on the link below;

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A Year of COVID

In March 2020 we were only just finding out about COVID-19.

Over the past year Disaster Aid Australia has had to change how it operates . . . . but it hasn’t stopped us delivering on our two programs.

SmartAid

We have been able to continue to deliver our typical SmartAid of ‘Shelter’ and ‘Safe drinking Water’ with our Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw and Disaster Aid Europe in response to:

We have also worked with partners on COVID related aid including:

Safe Water for Every Child

Although our Bhutan 2020 project has been delayed we are still expecting completion of this major project to supply safe water to 120 schools by mid 2021.

Our installations in the Philippines have continued to grow with 76 SkyHydrants now installed in communities.

We have continued to support Karen villages in Myanmar.

For the first time we have been involved in Vietnam supporting the Australian Water Association install 10 SkyHydrants.

To help Disaster Aid Australia  continue to provide Aid you can making a donation at the link below:

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Water System Repair in Honduras

The water supply system of La Mata de Plátano Village in Honduras, was destroyed by hurricanes Eta and Iota in late 2020.  

Villagers hard at work building a new dam

Comayagua Rotary Club is helping the villagers restore the system with international support, from many Rotarians, led by our partner Disaster Aid Canada.

DAA, as part of their program of helping their trusted partners during the COVID travel restrictions, is also supporting the villagers.

Giving the local people a ‘Hand Up! Not a Handout!’

The Completed Dam

With the new dam in place more work is still needed to repair broken pipes.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help our partners after disasters with ‘Smart Aid’ click on the link below;

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World Water Day

It’s only a week to World Water Day on the 22nd of March.

Many Australians don’t really think about it, as safe water comes out of the tap whenever they want it, and costs less than one cent per litre.

For over 700 million people around the world they might have to walk for an hour, and/or pay 50 cents, or more, a litre.

These people can’t believe that in Australia we water gardens and flush toilets with drinking water.

How You Can Help

The average Australian water bill is around $3 per day.

Donating the equivalent of one days water bill will keep 3 people safe for a year.

Donating one weeks water bill will keep 21 people safe for a year.

You can donate the cost of one day of your water (or more) using the button below.

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Every additional day will make a difference!

Why Bottled Water isn’t a Disaster Solution

During disasters news reports frequenly show huge quantities of bottled water being air freighted to the disaster location.

Is this the best way of delivering safe water to devasted communities?

Disaster Aid Australia don’t think so!

We have been taking skyhydrants to disasters for many years, and have now developed a complete unit that will quickly deliver thousands of litres of safe water effectivly.

The below video provides more information.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help those in need of Safe Drinking Water following a disaster click on the link below:

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More SkyHydrants to Bhutan

After several delays, due to lockdowns in Bhutan, 15 SkyHydrants left our office today bound for Bhutan.

When these units are installed we will be one shipment off completing our ‘Bhutan 2020‘ project of safe water for the 120 major schools of Bhutan.

Currently over 45,000 pupils and staff are enjoying better health due to the already installed units

We are hoping to be able to send the final shipment of SkyHydrants in the next two months, with help from our generous supporters.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia complete this inspiring project click on the link below;

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