A Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs) from Australia has just returned from a deployment in Mozambique.
While in country they were supported by Rotarians in Mozambique and South Africa.
Volunteers Dave Tuzewski and Peter Collins have been training the local people in the use of the Sawyer Filters.
Each filter when fitted to a bucket provides safe drinking water for a family.
The filters were donated by Disaster Aid Australia, and its Disaster Aid Partners in Canada and Brazil.
A SkyHydrant installation was also constructed in conjunction with Hilfswerk* a Non Goverment Organisation (NGO) that has an existing operation in Mozambique.
Disaster Aid Australia, in conjunction with its Disaster Aid International partners is currently looking at a further deployment to Mozambique to provide further aid.
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Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai in March was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa.
The Storm caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, leaving more than 700 people dead and many hundreds more are missing
An initial assessment in Southern Africa by one of our trained volunteers confirms that the amount of aid required to respond to will be enormous.
We are in touch with Rotary contacts in Zimbabwe and South Africa and will be working in partnership with them as the situation resolves and manageable projects are identified.
Water filters capable of handling water borne diseases, tents, tarpaulins, home repair kits, and tools are all known to be required.
Two DARTS are currently on there way with SkyHydrants.
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