Typhoon Paeng Hits Mindano

Typhoon Paeng (Nalgae) struck the Philippines on Friday with over 40 reported deaths and over 450,000 people afffected.

River Rescue Team In Action

Landslides and severe flooding caused by Typhoon Paeng affected parts of Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur, Cotabato City and other parts of Southwestern Mindanao.

Action

The Cotabato team of our local partner, Balay Mindanaw, has already picked up two DAA Skyhydrants to provide safe clean water to affected communities.

These have been installed in evacuation centres.

Children collecting water from emergency SkyHydrant

An assesment team also travelled from Cagayan de Oro on Sunday and will be aiming to identify a community that we can help recover.

Update Monday 31 October

Disaster Aid Australia will be shipping more SkyHydrant units as soon as flights are available.

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Volunteers Wanted

How would you like to be involved in international aid to developing countries?

  • Protecting tens of thousands of children from contaminated water?
  • Helping people affected by disasters rebuild their homes?

Disaster Aid Australia is looking for volunteers to help us deliver life changing help to developing countries in our region.

Even if you can only spare a few hours you can help us make a difference.

To find our more; contact us on: admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au

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International Day For Eradication of Poverty

The 17th of October is the International Day For Eradication of Poverty with the theme ‘Dignity For All in Practice‘.

With over 1.5billion living in persistent poverty many people experience their dignity being denied and disrespected.

Disaster Aid Australia respects everyone that we assist, in developing countries.

We have found that our aid assists in the eradication of poverty in both of our programs.

Smart Aid

Following major disasters such as typhoons the destruction that occurs has the greatest effect on the poorest people, and can make their poverty much worse.

When we respond we show our respect by;

  • Consulting with those affected to find out what they want, rather than impose a ‘Western Solution’.
  • Treat those affected as a resource to work with us in the disaster recovery, rather than victims.

By our ‘Build Back Better’ approach we aim to not just rebuild, but provide homes that are more resiliant to future disasters.

Our experiance has shown this approach also builds the self respect of those affected.

We have found when we have revisited the communities we have helped, they are very proud of what has been achieved.

Safe Water For Every Child

When providing SkyHydrants we work in a true partnership, with the local community, so it becomes ‘their’ installation, and a source of pride.

Some of the ways that we have see our SkyHydrants have helped reduce poverty are:

  • Families previously paying up to a third of their income on bottled water now only pay a minor amount for SkyHydrant water.
  • With less illness people are able to work more often.
  • Reducing childrens ill health by 70% to 80% means better educational prospects and long term better jobs.
  • Safe Water bringing investment in industries such as food procesing, that lead to job opportunties.
Coconut Sugar Plant

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Sustainability Is Important

It is more than carrying out SkyHydrant installations.

During a recent installation trip our Bhutan team also visited existing installations to check they are being well maintained.

Here are some photos from their report on the trip.

Lhamoizingkha-School

A new installation being handed over to the principal.

Chumigthang School

Another handover where the installation had been completed on a very restricted site.

Pakshikha-School

Caretaker receiving instructions on proper cleaning.

Gedu School

A confident caretaker after correctly demonstrating the cleaning procedure.

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