2023 Conference

On the 19th of November Disaster Aid Australia held our Annual Conference in Dandenong.

The conference is an opportunity to present the Annual Report to members and hear from a wide range of speakers who are all committed to helping developing countries.

Andrew Gunn and Phil Gribble talked about their deployment to Nepal to inspect existing SkyHydrants and install additional units.

CEO Brian Ashworth reviewed our first 13 years with ‘How We got Here . . . and Where to Next’ and provided information about the history of our Timor Leste, our major new initiative.

Cherie Ramsay presented a report on the 15 SkyHydrants installed in the Philipinnes over the past year and also introduced a video about the completion of our long term project to deliver 50 SKyHydrants to Colombia.

To help keep participants engaged Jan Burney ran some thought provoking activities, providing a break from sitting and listening

As well as Disaster Aid Australia speakers we were able to hear from:

  • Max Bird of Rotary Projects Timor Leste East.
  • Una Hobday of Food Plant Solutions
  • Nick Woodhams of WH WASH Consultants.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP DISASTER AID DELIVER HUMANITARIAN AID TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN OUR REGION CONTACT US AT ADMIN@DISASTERAIDAUSTRALIA.ORG.AU TO FIND OUT MORE.

Nepal Earthquake

On Friday evening 3rd November an Earthquake hit Nepal.

Although the effects were felt as far as Delhi the epicentre was in the Jajarkot Region.

According to the latest update 157 are confirmed dead with 2,000 injured.

Many houses have been completly destroyed and many severely damaged.

Immediate needs includes shelter and food

Our partner Disaster Aid Nepal, which is a project of the Rotary Club of Dhulikhel, has started to prepare their response.

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

DONATE

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

Ukraine Update

Our partner Disaster Aid Europe continues to support the people of Ukraine.

On 16th October they handed over a Community Support Vehicle thanks to a donation from Rotary Club Neuss and sponsorship from Diamond UK.

The vehicle will be used by a fire fighting unit of the Ukraine Emergency service in Kiev.

The vehicle is packed with supplies including ‘Personal Hygiene Kits’ and Sawyer Water Filters’.

These are distributed to people affected when the unit responds to war damage homes.

At the begining of November a further supply shipment was made of Hygiene Kits and Water filters.

Disaster Aid Australia will be sending a further $2,000 for additional supplies in the coming days.

YOU CAN MAKE A TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATION WHICH WILL HELP US, AND OUR PARTNERS, RESPOND TO DISASTERS BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW:

DONATE

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

Volunteers Wanted

Anyone can be involved in providing 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.

We not only need volunteers who travel overseas.

We need people to help to

  • Have a governance role on our Board
  • Manage our office,
  • improve our website and social media,
  • Speak at Rotary Clubs,

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