We have four Rotary Charities in the UK focused on providing relief boxes in event of Disasters.
THE AVAILABLE EMERGENCY BOXES ARE:-
AQUABOX AND AQUAFILTER
Aquabox Is a robust plastic tank with
water purification tablets and packed with essential welfare items for a
disaster situation. Once the welfare contents have been removed, each
AQUABOX can be used to purify up to 1100 litres of polluted water,
making it safe and pleasant to drink.
1100 litres is equal to 5,000 cups -
that is enough for a family of four people (drinking 10 cups per day)
for about four months.
AQUABOX is an official project of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland
There are 4 types of Aquabox priced from £50 to £250. For more information go to www.aquabox.org or www.aquabox.org/project.php
Aquafilter is an exciting development
which can produce potable water for the medium term in disaster
areas and can be used in conjunction with Aquabox.
More information can be obtained from John or Gill Griffith tel 0191 5363851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISASTER AID - LIFE BOX
The LifeBox is filled with 72 items of
tools, clothes, blankets, babycare/hygeine items, toys and classroom
materials and is available for both hot and cold climates with the
contents lists specifically tailored by the Red Cross, each box
providing vital aid for adults and children. Most importantly in each
box we place six LifeStraws, kindly donated by FiltaStraw. Held in their
warehouse, boxes filled with these essential provisions are stored
ready for instant despatch whenever required and provide immediate
relief for the victims, but to maintain this level of response your help
Each box costs £250. Visit www.life-box.org.uk for more details.
The ShelterBox Trust is a registered UK
charity that provides emergency aid for victims of natural and other
disasters anywhere in the world. Since operations began in January 2001,
it has helped over 600,000 people and worked in more than 45 countries -
responding to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, wars,
Each box contains a tent and other
equipment for 10 people and costs £590: this includes all materials,
packing, storage, transport and distribution to individual recipients
was set up by Rotary and all aid is distributed from their base in
Cornwall. The charity is supported by international affiliates set up by
Rotary clubs in various other countries, including Australia, Canada,
Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and the USA.
For details of recent deployments and other events, please visit their latest news pages www.shelterbox.org/news.php
WATER SURVIVAL BOX
The Water Survival Box is a Rotary
humanitarian aid project. The most urgent single problem facing the
relief agencies is the provision of a supply of safe drinking-water.
During and in the aftermath of many natural disasters, water-borne
diseases from contaminated sources threaten to kill even more victims
than the initial disaster. As well as having a bad odour and taste,
contaminated water can contain micro organisms that cause diseases such
as cholera, dysentery, typhoid and hepatitis.
The Water Survival Box contains a
water-purification kit and essential items for survivors of disaster who
have lost home and household belongings. Chlorine tablets (with gauze
and carbon filters) provide potable water for a family of 4 for up to
four months - based on 2 litres per person per day. To be effective,
Water Survival Boxess are sent by air so as to arrive within days of the
request for aid. Standardised content of new durable items ensures
speedy transit through customs.
Worldwaterworks Limited works in partnership with Rotary Clubs, Red Cross, and other key aid agencies in countries worldwide.
The cost of a box is £150. Further information at www.worldwaterworks.org
Water Survival Box
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