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

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

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.

Oxygen Concentrators

While our DARTs are unable to travel to deliver aid with pandemic related restrictions Disaster Aid Australia continue to support its partners.

The photograph shows the handover of two oxygen concentrators delivered in conjunction with our partner the Rotary Club of Dhaka Royal, Bangladesh.

One unit was paid from DAA funds while the other was a personal donation by DAA Board member Angeline Low and her husband Danny.

The units will initially be used at the Khidmah Hospital for the treatment of COVID patients. but will have a post pandemic use for many patients with breathing difficulties.

 

To help Disaster Aid Australia  provide aid to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and future disasters, 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.

 

Beirut Update

Building Damage

The 4th August Beirut Explosion caused at least 190 deaths with 6,500 injuries and  billions in property damage.

With DAA being unable to travel we provided advice and support to Disaster Aid Europe DART, Stuart Amesbury, who travelled to Beirut to assess the situation

During his four day visit Stuart met with Rotarians and Rotaractors, staff from hospitals, the Country Director of Medair, as well as residents of Beirut.

Upon his return Stuart’s summarised the situation as follows:

Hospital Damage

Since the blast, the situation for more than 300,000 is at breaking point.

There is a great need for immediate, as well as long term assistance, with various projects and local agencies requiring support now and in the future. 

Due to the long term consequences of this disaster and the winter months coming, it is felt there will be a need for a long term project based on  requirements identified by on ground Rotarians and Rotaractors.

Rotarians and Rotarators have combined to form the Rotary Beirut Crisis Committee

In addition to Disaster Aid Europe’s support :

  • Disaster Aid Australia have been running an appeal and we are planning to send SkyHydrants to provide safe water for hospitals.
  • Disaster Aid Canada has also indicated they will be supporting the response with Sawyer filters and solar lighting.
  • Disaster Aid UK & Ireland have commenced an appeal.

Rotaractors assembling care packages.

To find out more there is a Facebook live event on September 5th which we encourage all Rotarians to watch. . . Details are below

 Rotaract Mediterranean live event in support of Beirut Stay Strong

https://www.facebook.com/events/331862051340576

The live event will take place over Facebook Live on Saturday 5th of September from 4.00pm  Central European Summer Time (Midnight Melbourne Time)

 

Donation to Appeal

Please Donate Today to ensure as many people as possible have access to Medical Help and and Shelter.

Choose your donation amount to help the people of Beirut.

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

Statement On Australian BushFires

How to help with the Australian Bushfire Disaster.

Disaster Aid Australia is registered as an Overseas Aid Charity.

As a condition of its charitable status it cannot spend donated funds within Australia.

We urge our Australian supporters in this time of response,, and the subsequent recovery, to support one of the many organisations who are helping fellow Australians.

The best form of help is money, that can be spent locally, rather than donated goods. . . . . Spending money locally helps the local economy recover and ensures that money is not wasted transporting goods that may not be needed.

Some of the Organisations that need help are

East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee

This is an account of the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale  (A great supporter of DAA) with the funds controlled by the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee. Rotary Club of Bairnsdale Projects Account BSB 633000 Acct 165960451. Please email the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee when you donate eastgrotaryfireaid@gmail.com

Other Rotary Club Based Funds around Australia

Details of other Rotary Based Funds can be found at this: Link

RAWCS – Rotary Australia World Community Service National Fire Appeal

This is the only option for those who can only donate to a recipient with DGR (Donor Gift Recipient) status, or those who want tax deductibility on their donations. Go to www.rawcs.org.au to donate. To make sure the funds go to those affected by the fires in our district, tag the area you  would like to support.

 

 

2nd Cyclone Hits Mozambique

Houses flattened by Cyclone

Six weeks after the deadly Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique a 2nd Disastrous Cyclone, Kenneth, blasted the country with the force of a Category 4 hurricane.

For the first time in recorded history the nation has been suffered from two of the worst cyclones in a season.

Raging flood waters, resulting from 100mm of rain in 24 hours, have cut roads to Pemba City

The government have estimated 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast.

Local report are that there has been ‘total devastation’ affecting 60 kilometer stretch of coastline and nearby islands.

Damaged UNICEF Building

Several coastal communities have been completely flattened by the cyclone.

 

If you want to help Disaster Aid Australia’s humanitarian aid for Mozambique: DONATE NOW

Safe Water for Every Child’ in Myanmar

January might be the‘Holiday Period’ for some people but Disaster Aid are still providing new ‘Safe Water For Every Child’ installations.

Director Angeline Low, and Danny Low, from Disaster Aid Australia are currently in Myanmar to install two SkyHydrants with the assistance of KK Looi of Disaster Aid Malaysia.

These installations are in association with the Rotary Club of Yangon.

In addition to the two installations carried out several other sites were inspected for future installations.

 

 

If you want to support Disaster Aid ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects in Bhutan, Myanmar, the Philipines, India and Indonesia you can donate at:  Disaster Aid Australia 

 

DAA Recognised In International Awards

The Energy Globe Awards were founded in 1999 to  present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience.

Disaster Aid Australia entered our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project for the Philippines for the 2018 Awards

The entry was one of more than 2,300 entries from 182 countries around the world.

In June 2018 year it was selected as the best project submitted from Australia.

A key issue in selection was the fact the SkyHydrant, that we install for the project can provide 10,000 litres per day of safe water without using electricity or chemicals.

In December 2018 Energy Globe announced that the ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project was one of the 4 World Nominees in the water category.

This invitation to attend, and speak at the awards ceremony, is a recognition our project is ‘Worlds Best Practice’ in providing sustainable drinking water to developing countries.

 

If you want to support our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects you can donate at:  Disaster Aid Australia