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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Rio Blanco Water System Repairs

With the COVID pandemic meaning that our DARTs are still unable to travel we are continuing to support our Disaster Aid International partners with Smart Aid Grants.

Disaster AId Canada has been working with the Rotary Club of Comayagua, in Houduras to help remote communities.

Rio Blanco

The Rio Blanco water system for was destroyed by flooding.

The community needs clean water to drink and cook.

They also need water to plant crops and stave off malnutrition and disease.

Every morning the women and children leave home at dawn to walk 2 kilometers with wheelbarrows, buckets and plastic containers to get water.

At the source they must wait for their turn to access the water with the other villagers.

The Project

The Plan is in two phases

Phase 1 invoves rebuilding the dam and the building of a sand filtration system.

Dam Site

Phase 2 will be a new main water pipe to the village.

The people of Rio Blanco will supply the labour and sand and gravel for the project.

Most of the transportation will be over little more than mule tracks and will require 4×4 trucks to get the materials to the town.

With US$7,700 raised by DA Canada, RC Comox. and Disaster Aid Australia for cement and reinforcing steel Phase 1 is ready to start.

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5 x Healthier

The United Nations believe 80% of illnesses and deaths in developing countries is due to contaminated drinking water.

That means safe water can prevent four out of every five illnesses.

Disaster Aid Australia has seen the truth of this statistic.

Our installations In India in conjunction with Disaster Aid India and the Diganta Swaraj Foundation Reduced School Absences by 88%

The water is not only safer and looks cleaner. . . . but it tastes better because our SkyHydrants don’t add chemicals in the filtration process.

WHICH WOULD YOU DRINK?

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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.

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