Delivering SkyHydrants

You might think that all the SkyHydrants get delivered to sites by cars, vans and four wheel drive vehicles.

The reality can be quite different to some of the remote villages Disaster Aid Australia and it’s partners help.

Some units have to be carried by the local people for long distances.

Photograph by Safe Water for Every Child Myanmar

At times small river boats have to be used.

This video shows our friends Balay Mindanaw using a motorbike to transport the SkyHydrant, and the team members, through very difficult terrain in Mindanao.

You can see more videos about Disaster Aid Australia, and our partners, on our YouTube Channel.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help remote communities have ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ click on the link below;

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DAA YouTube Channel

Today Disaster Aid Australia officially launches our YouTube Channel.

By clicking on the image below you will have access to a range of videos about Disaster Aid Australia and our partners around the world.

It can also be found by going to YouTube and searching using the phrase “Disaster Aid Australia Channel”

The channel will enable you to:

  • See responses to disasters in many developing countries.
  • Hear from members of the Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs) from Australia, and our Disaster Aid International partners, talking about their experiences.
  • Find out more about the SkyHydrant that we use for both our ‘Smart Aid‘ and ‘Safe Water for Every Child‘ programs.

We will be adding more videos on a regular basis so why not subscibe to keep up to date with what we are doing?

For more information; Why not ask for a speaker for your organisation? or contact us at; admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help people in need in developing countries click on the link below:

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SkyHydrants In Vietnam

Following recent catastrophic floods in central Vietnam Disaster Aid Australia has been involved in a project to deliver safe drinking water to thousands of people in in flood-affected regions.

We provided financial support to a project initiated by the Australian Water Association who also received support from DuPont Water Solutions, SkyJuice Foundation, and Tradelinks Logistics & Services Co.

Local involvement included; the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA), Thua Thien Hue Water Supply Company (HueWACO), Quang Tri Water Supply Company (QTWaco) and the Government of Vietnam.

DAA supporters the Nguyen family of Melbourne (including Chemist Discount Centre, Mornington) provided 50% of our grant, used to assist with the local engineering and installation costs.

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Robyn Mudie welcomed the project saying; “During the recent bushfires that devastated many parts of Australia, we saw the kindness and generosity of the Vietnamese people in their outpouring of support for victims. I am heartened to see such reciprocity in times of need from the Australian water sector.

Units were provided in the following areas; Thừa Thiên Huế, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Nam, Quảng Trị, and Quảng Ngãi.

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

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THANK YOU! and a Peaceful Christmas to Our Supporters

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone both in Australia and around the world.

Thanks to the great support we continue to receive we have been able to assist those from developing countries that have been most affected by the Pandemic.

During 2020 we have delivered $279,000 of Aid including:

Grants to Partners for COVID Relief

The first patient
  • Malaysia, Personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical facilities in Sabah Province
  • Nepal, Food aid, hand washing facilities and PPE in Kathmandu.

Smart Aid

Safe Water for Every Child

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help developing countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic click on the link below:

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Christmas Present for the Philippines

With the extensive use of SkyHydrants during the recent Typhoons In the Philippines our partner Balay Mindanaw deployed all the units that were available.

Its vital to make sure they can provide SmartAid for future disasters, and continue our journey towardsSafe Water for Every Child.

These five units, ready for shipping before Christmas, will replenish the stock.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia provide humanitarian aid in the Philippines click on the link below;

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A Unique Celebration of Safe Water

The school principal at Dungtse Central School decided to celebrate a Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrant at his school by building 6 of these impressive tap stands.

These structures, which are called Chortens, are a smaller version of the Stupas (religious hemispherical structures) which are common in this Buddhist country.

The school is located in the East of Bhutan at a place called Phongme in the Trashigang District.

This is just one of the 120 schools in the Butan 2020 project that will be protected under this ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ program.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia make more school principals happy to have healthy pupils click on the link below;

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Beirut Update

Disaster Aid Australia is proud to be supporting Disaster Aid Europe and Beirut Rotarians in bring restore the Rosary Sisters Hospital in Beirut.

Watch this video to find out more:

Australians who want to help can make a tax deductable donation to the appeal at the link below:

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5 More Installations in Bhutan

Taju

With the weather easing and some of the travel restrictions easing in Bhutan our installation team have been busy again.

Shengana

They have recently completed another five installations with more planned over the next few weeks.

The Schools are at the following locations:

Taju LSS, Paro

436 children and staff protected

Shengana LSS, Punakha

277 children and staff protected

Logodama LSS, Punakha

307 children and staff protected

Logodama

Khesar Gyalpo, Thimphu

500 children and staff protected

Khesar Gyalpo

Shaba MSS, Paro

493 Children and staff protected.

Shaba MSS

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia provide Safe Water for Every Child at every major school in Bhutan click on the link below;

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Helping in Sabah

Disaster Aid Australia have been supporting Disaster Aid Malaysia’s response to the COVID pandemic in Sabah.

Sabah which is on the Northern Tip of the Island of Borneo is one of the poorest regions of Malaysia.

Disaster Aid Malaysia started an appeal with Rotary Districts 3300 and 3310 District for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a food bank for poorer residents.

Disaster Aid Australia has supported the appeal with a grant of $,5000

The DAM team can be seen packing the PPE .

This will be flown to Sabah thanks to the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Once in Sandakan it will be delivered to hospitals in the region by local Rotarians.

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

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Typhoon Goni Response

Typhoon Goni hit the Philippines, hard this week bringing with it “catastrophic” conditions.

The ‘Super Typhoon’ which crossed the main island of Luzon battered communities with winds of 225km/h.

Goni is the most powerful Typhoon since Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

The Philippines’ national disaster agency have said up to 19 million people may have been affected by the path of Goni.

That number includes the populations in danger zones from landslides, flooding, storm surges and even a lava flow.

With our DART volunteers unable to travel we are currently providing financial support to our Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw who are traveling to the affected communities with SkyHydrants and shelter materials.

To help Disaster Aid Australia  provide aid to those affected by Typhoon Goni, you can making a donation at the link below:

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