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INTERNATIONAL  Committee Proposals for 2017 / 2018


1. Continue to support the victims of the tragic Nepal earthquake with our recently twinned club, the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Gurkhas.Specifically, we continue to raise money to help the people of Ghanpokhara repair and restore their earthquake-damaged drinking water source.

2. Continue with Lend with Care.

4. Support other International projects as they arise.

5. Respond to any further global disasters.


Chairman John Crowe

The International committee concentrates on humanitarian projects worldwide often in response to natural disasters.

Relief Boxes

There are anumber of different configurations of relief boxes which are held in storage for rapid shipment in response to disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, wars and volcanoes in  more than 40 countries including Uganda, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, East Timor, Philippines, Louisiana, Mississippi, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Haiti and Pakistan. The choice and number of boxes is assessed by representatives in the affected areas.

Aquaboxes contain water purification equipment and supplies

aquaboxThey are filled with a selection of warm clothing, useful hardware and hygiene items. The actual contents depend on the individual or organisation that has donated and filled the box but may include warm clothing, kitchen utensils, toiletries, small hand tools and other general hardware. It also contains a filter cartridge and a matching supply of water-treatment tablets. Once the welfare contents have been removed, eachAQUABOX can be used to purify up to 1100 litres of polluted water, making it safe and pleasant to drink. As an example, 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.

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Shelterboxes hold tents, sleeping bags and equipment for 10 people for a prolonged period

shelterbox At the heart of every ShelterBox is a disaster relief tent for a family of up to 10 people. It is custom made for ShelterBox by Vango, one of the world's leading tent manufacturers, and is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rainfall. Internally, each tent has privacy partitions that allow recipients to divide the space as they see fit. In addition to the tent, there is a range of other survival equipment including thermal blankets and insulated ground sheets, essential in areas where temperatures plummet at nightfall. Where malaria is prevalent mosquito nets are supplied, as well a life saving means of water purification . Visit the website

Lifeboxes are alternative Relief boxes, orinating in our Rotary District  1050

lifeboxThe 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.

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