Assessment trip for future deployment in Ecuador

The earthquake that hit Ecuador on 16 April resulted in 660 deaths and injured approximately 4,600 people.  The most severe damage was concentrated in the North west;  in Manabí Province and the canton of Muisne in neighboring Esmeraldas Province. Ecuador has appealed to the international community for help for the estimated 720,000 people in need…

Final stages of main deployment in Fiji

Our team on the ground has now completed the last stages of operations with the distribution of shelter repair kits to the second group of villages and the monitoring of the build in the first set of villages that had already received the kits. Operations have been hampered by electricity cuts and heavy rains  with…

DARTs completing active planning phase.

After detailed discussions with a wide range of stakeholders in the area and a number of assessment visits, the DARTs now have a detailed plan for the deployment as approved by Provincial Office.    It  will cover the Dawasmu, Bureiwai and Kavula Districts and involve 9 villages.  The assessment identified  328  households that would be supported;…

Disaster Aid Response Team have arrived in Fiji

Cyclone Winston hit Fiji on 20 February.  This effects of this category 5 storm, the strongest ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, has been devastating.  It is estimated that 45% of the  population has been displaced  with homes, schools, basic infrastructure having been damaged or destroyed.   It is envisaged that the agricultural sector will take…