Busy SkyHydrant Week

This week has been busy for shipping SkyHydrants overseas.

Timor Leste

DAA Chair, Peter Faulkner, loading five SkyHydrants and two boxes of Chemicals.

These are off to Timor Leste, transported to our Rotary friends “Donations In Kind”, who will put them in one of their regular container shipmentsto Dili.

Once in Dili they will be installed by our partner Rotary Projects Timor Leste East.

Bhutan

Six units are also being shipped to Bhutan for our ongoing work in that country.

in addition these two units will be leaving for Bhutan on Saturday.

They will be travelling with DAA volunteer Brian Ashworth as his ‘checked baggage’ to save on shipping costs.

Brian will be in Bhutan to carry out a review of installations carried out as part of the Bhutan 2020 project.

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Helping Partners

A key component of Disaster Aid Australia’s ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ program is working with partners.

Safe Water for Every Child Myanmar

This organisation helps the Karen people who live in Myanmar close to the border with Thailand.

The Karen people are a minority in Myanmar that have been discriminated against and have been subject to attacks from the ruling military junta.

Safe Water for Every Child Myanmar was started by friends of the Karen refugees who have settled in the Nhill community in Western Victoria.

Vanuatu Safe Water

Friends of tempoary migrant workers in the agricultural industry in Tasmania decided they would like to assist improve the living standards of the worker’s home communities.

This is being achieved by arranging for workers to return to their communities at the end of their contracts with a SkyHydrant to be gifted to the community.

Villager enjoying safe water
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Bhutan WASH Conference June 2024

Our friends of the Rotary Club of Thimphu are organising a Rotary Conference in Bhutan.

The Conference will be ‘Rotary For Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation & Waste Management’ and will be held between 1st and 3rd June 2024, following the International Rotary Convention in Singapore.

There will be a wide range of speakers; including Disaster Aid Australia  speakers talking about our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects, including our work in Bhutan.

There will be a program for spouses of delegates as well as the opportunity for delegates to visit some of the iconic sites close to the venue.

For delegates and partners who want to see more of this beautiful country we expect there will be the opportunity to extend your stay  before, and after, the conference.

More Information

We will be posting more information as it comes available.

Thailand Floods Response

Between Christmas and New Year, Southern Thailand was hit by the worst storms in more than 50 Years.

Areas that had never flooded were under 2m of water.

Local Rotary Clubs sprang into action assembling emergency food packages and in some cases, delivering by boat.

RC Narathiwat President delivering emergency food

By the 3rd of January it was realised that that safe water was becoming a real issue and a request went out for help with SkyHydrants.

On 7th January DAA volunteers Brian Ashworth and Peter Elias were on their way with four SkyHydrant GEM Rapid Response Packs.

DAA and DAT combined team at Bangkok Airport

After meeting Disaster Aid Thailand members in Bangkok, the combined team reached Narathiwat, 1,000km South of Bangkok, on the 8th of January.

The DA Thailand members were vital to DAA’s response for their role in liaison, translation, as well as logistic support.

On arrival the team was met with a delivery of 10 tonnes of emergency food supplies, donated through contacts of Disaster Aid Malaysia and transported by Disaster Aid Thailand.

The first SkyHydrant installation started on the 9th of January, with all four being complete by the 12th January.

Two were installed in communities around Narathiwat, in conjunction with the Rotary Club; one sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mordialloc and the other by the Mary Mckillop Catholic College in Leongatha.

The other two were installed close to Yala in conjuction with Yala Rotary Club.

Again one was sponsored by the Rotary Club Mordialloc and the other from General donations.

Handover of the units was carried in conjunction with the distribution of the emergency food packs.

YOU CAN MAKE A TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATION WHICH WILL HELP DELIVER AID TO THOSE AFFECTED BY FUTURE DISASTERS BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW:

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