URGENT APPEAL – Nepal Earthquake

Nepal was hit by one of the largest earthquakes (7.8 magnitude) on the morning of 25 April.  The impact on the population has been huge with current statistics indicating that at least 5,000 people have died, over 10,000 injured with 600,000 homes either destroyed or damaged.  It is estimated that over 8 million will require…

Disaster Aid International Deploys in Vanuatu

Disaster Aid International has deployed two members of our Disaster Aid Response Team to Vanuatu.  Wayne (USA) and Dianne Holland (Australia) arrived  last Thursday 26 March. Following discussions with the affected communities and other aid organisations,  the initial assessment has confirmed that the priority need is for clean water.  A  number of Sawyer filters have…

Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu on Saturday

What has been described as the worst storm, with winds of up to 300km/h, to hit the Pacific has resulted in at least 3,300 people being displaced and over 19,000 households in need of essential aid.  The shortage of drinking water has been defined as critical.  Over 90% of the buildings have been destroyed.  As…

Follow-Up on Disaster Relief in the Philippines

Disaster Aid International’s mission is to provide emergency relief to those affected by a disaster in such a way as to provide sustainable recovery.  The main way this is achieved is by developing strong partnerships with those on the ground and by extensive consultation with those affected. In the Philippines, Disaster Aid International has a…

Disaster Aid Training for Young Leaders

Leadership is an important feature of Rotary and, as such, it runs a number of leadership programmes (https://www.rotary.org/en/rotaract-interact-and-ryla) for younger people.  One such scheme, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)      runs workshops over several days to provide a range of indoor and outdoor activities designed to develop leadership. Disaster Aid UK & Ireland provided a 3…