Rebuilding Pamanukan Houses

Back in April we posted about the floods in Pamanukan, Indonesia.

Since then rebuilding of homes, with help from our Smart Aid grants has been underway.

The RC Bandung Pakuan through their President Tanti Mariani and Rotarian Honey Kurnia have been our partners in this project.

The local catholic church has been involved in managing the day-to-day activities including purchasing materials locally . 

The church has had previous experience helping people repair their homes including:

  • Dealing with government department.
  • Purchasing repair materials.
  • Helping the affected people carry out the repairs.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to deliver Smart Aid to people in need in developing countries during the pandemic click on the link below;

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

COVID Aid for Nepal

The situation in Nepal is in dire straits with the new infections and deaths rising.

The government of Nepal has made all hospitals reserve at least 20% of its bed for patients infected with Covid.

This includes the Leprosy Mission’s Anandaban Hospital, a specialist hospital in Nepal treating leprosy patients.

This hospital, normally undertakes surgeries and reconstructive surgeries for leprosy patients in Nepal and neighbouring regons of India. 

There is now an urgent call for help from the Anandaban Hospital as they have to aquire resources for, and set up to treat COVID patients. 

Through our friends, The Leprosy Mission Australia, we will be supporting the Ananbadan Hospital based on our SmartAid principles of delivering the aid that people want.

Our support will allow the hospital to source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to protect their medical and front line staff as well as other patients.

If you want to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to deliver SmartAid to those most affected by the COVID pandemic click on the link below;

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

Myanmar Coup Update

SkyHydrant on the move

Since the coup in Myanmar in February life has been tough for many of the ethnic groups in the country.

Villages of the Karen people have been under frequent attack by the army.

This has meant that the people have had to leave their homes and retreat to the forest on the border between Myanmar and Thailand.

The SkyHydrants provided through our partner ‘Safe Water for Every Child Myanmar‘ have been moved with the displaced people.

This illustrates a key advantage of the SkyHydrant in areas affected by conflict.

The units can be rapidly relocated and set up quickly to make river water safe to drink.

Temporary set up.

Safe Water for Every Child Myanmar is using the money donated through Disaster Aid Australia for these two GEM Rapid Response Packs which will be on their way in the next few days.

The units with the smaller GEM SkyHydrant, tank used as the ‘packaging’, and a kit of parts will make it much easier to change location quickly, and set up a temporary system.

If you want to support ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects why not visit our DONATE PAGE

Thanks To Rotary Clubs

Disaster Aid Australia is only able to continue delivering aid thanks to the dedication of Rotarians around Australia.

To show the effort that many clubs go to raise funds we are featuring the Rotary Club of Dromana

The Club, located on the Mornington Peninsua in Victoria, runs a monthly community market.

Every month their stand features DAA and our SkyHydrant Projects.

Dromana is just one of many clubs that help us by seeking donations, and/or providing a grant from their fundraising activities.

Our founding Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills pays our office rent, which means that more money from outside donations can go to aid

Next time you contribute to a fundraiser, or buy a sausage at Bunnings you might be helping DAA deliver Safe Water for Every Child or SmartAid following a disaster, or the COVID pandemic.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia directly click on the link below;

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Timor Floods Response

In early April our northern neighbour Timor Leste was hit by the biggest floods in 50 Years.

As well as the immediate devastation a major issue was the lack of safe drinking water.

Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrants have been used to provide clean bacteria free water in several locations with substantial contributions from many partners.

‘Balibo House Trust’ and ‘Engineers Without Borders’

In 2020 Disaster Aid Australia provided 5 SkyHydrants to Balibo House Trust. (3 provided at cost and 2 donated) to be used for schools and communities around Balibo

With the disruptions due to the pandemic it had not been possible to complete the permanant installation and the units were still in storage.

Engineers Without Borders, who have people based in Timor Leste, were able to collect the SkyHydrants, on loan, and set up a temporary safe water supply.

DAA assisted with technical advice.

Rotary Projects East Timor

This West Australian based project is supported by the Rotary Club of Kwinana and Rotary District 9465;  with additional support from the Rotary Club of Philip Island and San Remo and Disaster Aid Australia.

The project had a SkyHydrant which has been urgently installed in the Don Bosco Centre, Comoro.

This SkyHydrant is now supplying water to around 500 Students and to the local villagers.

DAA assisted during the installation and commissioning with advice by phone, e-mail, and our You Tube Videos.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to work with partners to help disaster affected people you can donate at the following link:

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Pamanukan Flood Response

During February and March large parts of the town of Pamanukan Indonesia was underwater.

Initial assistance to the community was provided by the Rotary Club of Bandung Pakuan.

As the flood waters dropped the damage to the homes of some of the poorer people of Pamanukan became apparent.

Disaster aid Australia was contacted by Rotary Club of Bandung Pakuan and ageed to provide Smart Aid funds for repair and rebuilding.

The funds will be used to pay for materials for the construction of basic houses which will have a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen and a toilet.

Construction is now well underway and is estimated to be 40% complete.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help the people of Pamanukan, and many other countries receive Smart Aid click on the link below;

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

Visit Disaster Aid Australia

With COVID restrictions easing Disaster Aid Australia has re-opened its office to Vocational Visits.

Find out what it takes to run an international aid charity.

See our demonstration SkyHydrant treating dirty water, and transforming it to clean safe drinking water.

Find out about the aid we have continued to deliver through a pandemic.

We also provide groups with a great meal for $20/ head, with various menu options available.

The office is located just off the South Gippsland Freeway at the Princes Highway (Hallam) exit.

For more information contact us at admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au

Helping in Vanuatu

Many farmers in Australia rely on seasonal workers from the Pacific Islands.

Daniel Toko, from Vanuatu, is one of these workers who has been based in Tasmania.

When some Tasmanian friends told Danial about the SkyHydrant he could see it would help the people in his village, and the surrounding area.

Villagers in Erakor

Will you help Danial’s Tasmanian friends by donating towards a SkyHydrant for the village.

You can make a donation by clicking on our ‘Donation Cart Button’ below.

 

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

More SkyHydrants in the Philippines

As well as responding to disasters our local partner Balay Mindanw has continued working at providing Safe Water for Every Child.

This SkyHydrant, installed in Coopville, is the 75th SkyHydrant installed by Balay Mindanaw, and the 5th in partnership with the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro.

SkyHydrant No 76 was installed in March at Barangay Tula, Alubijid supported by the Rotary Club of Carmen Valley.

The unit has been installed at the Barangay hall to be managed by the barangay council.

Another tank has been installed at the elementary school ready for the school opening so every child can be protected with safe, clean drinking water.

Thanks to the Balay Mindanaw DREAM-SH Team for quietly and efficiently carrying out the installations.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help children in the Philippines, and many other countries have ‘Safe Drinking Water’ click on the link below;

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A Year of COVID

In March 2020 we were only just finding out about COVID-19.

Over the past year Disaster Aid Australia has had to change how it operates . . . . but it hasn’t stopped us delivering on our two programs.

SmartAid

We have been able to continue to deliver our typical SmartAid of ‘Shelter’ and ‘Safe drinking Water’ with our Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw and Disaster Aid Europe in response to:

We have also worked with partners on COVID related aid including:

Safe Water for Every Child

Although our Bhutan 2020 project has been delayed we are still expecting completion of this major project to supply safe water to 120 schools by mid 2021.

Our installations in the Philippines have continued to grow with 76 SkyHydrants now installed in communities.

We have continued to support Karen villages in Myanmar.

For the first time we have been involved in Vietnam supporting the Australian Water Association install 10 SkyHydrants.

To help Disaster Aid Australia  continue to provide Aid 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.