Caribbean Hurricane Appeal

Caribbean Hurricane Appeal Since we launched our Hurricane Irma Appeal the Caribbean was threatened by Hurricane Lee and then hit by Hurricane Maria.  It was for these reasons that we renamed our Hurricane Irma Appeal the Caribbean Hurricane Appeal. This allowed us to provide aid to Caribbean countries other than those specifically damaged by Hurricane…

Haiti Deployment – February 2017

Haiti Deployment – February 2017 A team of DARTs has returned to Haiti to check on the progress with our in-country partner on rebuilding homes and to distribute more water filters following the assessment visit in October 2016. There were 472 additional water filters delivered to 21 sites. The DARTs have also identified a number…

The Assessment Visit to Haiti

  The Assessment Visit to Haiti Wayne Beaumier and Vicki Brenton (both form Disaster Aid USA) arrived in Port au Prince on 20th October 2016.  Vicki came with considerable experience of Haiti having 15 previous trips under her belt from training hospital technicians.  Their first contact was with Dr Claude Surena from the leading Rotary…

Hurricane Matthew

The media is full of images of survivors, mainly in Haiti, following the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. Media reports suggest that as many people in Haiti are as badly affected by this hurricane as there were following the earthquake in 2010.  Disaster Aid International is currently putting together plans to send an assessment team…

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…