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2012 Deployments to Date

15-11-2013

Thailand

Philippines

Ghana

Afghanistan

Honduras


2012 Deployments to Date

Thailand

1. On January 10th we shipped, by container to Thailand, enough of our Disaster Aid Family Kits to accommodate up to 250 refugees and flood survivors in the Northern part of the country near the Burma border. We are working with "Global Neighbors", a Canadian charity, with an ongoing operation in these areas. They provide support to refugees, the homeless and local communities that have little outside support. We also sent enough drinking water systems to provide up to 5000 people with fresh water. A further 150 Hygiene kits were included. They will be arriving first week of February and we will provide delivery photos of the project. Global Neighbors is currently negotiating with the Myanmar Government generals to provide assistance to the homeless in the Northern Border Areas, and we have offered to provide additional assistance with the support of our donors, on an ongoing basis.   

 

Philippines

2. January 23rd we shipped to PHILRADS (Philippine Relief and Development Services) through our partnership with The Compassionate Warehouse in Victoria BC. They have sent many goods to these folks before and assistance is particularly critical right now because of the recent flooding. Family Survival Kits for 250 people to start with, drinking water systems for 2500 people and about 200 hygiene kits.

Ghana

3.  Just last week we shipped by container to Ghana over 600 of our new hygiene packs.  They are going into a refugee camp with women and children.  Imagine the assistance they will get with these soaps, wash cloths and such.

Afghanistan

4. January 13th we sent to RCMP officers currently training the Afghan police a setup which will enable them to provide desperately needed family drinking water kits to the locals. This first deployment of ours to Afghanistan with water for 2500 people, Boomer's toque kits and Hygiene kits will all be deployed by our Canadian officers as they travel throughout the country identifying those in desperate need. We have indicated that we will continue to supply these goods as needed.                 

Honduras

5.  On Saturday February 11, 2012, 15 members of Global Brigades, University of Victoria branch, flew into Honduras to work with remote villagers and to show them how to attain pure water and better hygiene.  Since they could only take what they could fit into their luggage, we provided them with water filtrations systems to provide over 1500 local with pure, fresh water.  Another 80 hygiene kits were also fitted snugly into their packing and will be distributed to worthy recipients.

Latest News from Disaster Aid Canada

Could you imagine what it would be like to lose everything, watch your children suffer through lack of food and water and not be able to give your family the security of basic shelter? These are the questions we ask every day. How can we assist these people around the world to have security as a family unit and a glimmer of hope for their future?

We are constantly moved by the generosity and commitment of fellow Rotarians, their friends and associates here and around the world who support Disaster Aid Canada's humanitarian aid delivery - delivered by Rotarians to those most in need with accountability and dignity.

Disaster Aid Canada, together with our international Rotary partners continues to assist refugees in the Horn of Africa, especially the most at risk at a newly created camp.

At the time of writing, another two containers of Family Survival boxes are being delivered to house the frail and most at risk. The magnitude and complexity of this disaster is enormous with shelter, water, sanitation and food being the priorities.

With the support of fellow Rotarians, we will continue to assist and turn despair into hope.

We need your continued support ...

In our first twelve months of serving those most in need, deploying to Pakistan, the Sudan, Haiti and the Horn of Africa, and with a commitment to assist Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Belkys Lopez in the Sudan again, we need your help in replenishing our stocks. For a family that has lost everything, $750 buys the security of a home ... and an opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Quite simply, the more Family Survival boxes we have in stock, the more families we assist in the Rotary spirit.

And please remember, Disaster Aid Canada really is the essence of Rotary service. As a project of the Rotary Club of Royal Oak (D5020) its members (and their families and friends) continue to provide a selfless, ongoing commitment - in so many ways - to this real 'Rotary Club' humanitarian project.

We welcome your contact to discuss how as Rotarians, we can help put smiles back onto so many faces through the delivery of our 'boxes of hope'.

 

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