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…

Highlights of Deployments in the Philippines

The main deployment by Disaster Aid International in the Philippines in response to Typhoon Haiyan is essentially over although support is still on-going in coordination with our local partners Balay Mindinaw. During this deployment, some 1000 families were provided temporary shelter or material to repair their homes. Given the length, scale and diversity of this…