Super Typhoon Haiyan smashes the Philippines
Desperation as more than 10,000 feared dead
Disaster Aid Australia DART Response Teams, already working in the Philippines after the devastating earthquake on Bohol island, are in Leyte today with the Balay Mindanaw team to perform assessments and assist the sourcing and effective delivery of aid working alongside local government authorities.
Team Leader Ed Cox who was deployed to Indonesia after the 2004 Tsunami described the devastation on Leyte as, "far greater than what I witnessed in my 10 years as an aid worker. I was in Bandah Aceh, Indonesia in 2004, what I have seen today is far worse than that, almost every home has been destroyed and thousands are missing: families are absolutely devastated.
”Everything that Disaster Aid Australia has in its warehouse will be sent to the Philippines. This disaster will need more ... and then more "
Disaster Aid Australia’s work continues in the Philippinesas we help communities rebuild.
SkyHydrant™ water filtration systems are being installed on Panay Island working with the RC of Metro Iloilo and on Mindanao Island working with local Rotary Clubs and Balay Mindanaw
giving communities clean drinking water.