July 28, 2022

Direct contact within the worldwide Rotary network continues to provide humanitarian support for Ukraine, Sri Lanka, and Beirut


Past District Governor Stephen Ellis will be re-joining the International Committee from September to help deliver the Ukrainian project.

Our focus now is very much on delivering the Disaster Response Grant.  To date we have approved successful project proposals from the Dales, Leeds, North, North East, South West and Bradford areas of our District that covers large areas of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The second delivery of medical action bags have arrived safely in Ukraine.

Sri Lanka - The Rotary Club of Kandy

We are still managing to maintain regular contact with Shamil Parkes from the Kandy Rotary.  Shamil reports that the situation in Sri Lanka is very challenging with some families struggling to only have one meal a day.  The need for basic food and medical supplies remains very high. Thanks to the generous donation of David Hawkins of Roundhay Rotary we are going to be able to send £1,500 to help them further. Roger Cannon is applying for a matching District Grant in the hopes that we can increase this.  Roundhay are happy to collect any further monies if any other Clubs would like to donate. Please contact Roger directly if your club would like to help.


We maintain regular contact with Habib Saba and know that the situation in Beirut remains challenging. We are currently working with District 1285, in North West England, and Fire Aid to send fire engines plus equipment to Lebanon. The estimated cost of each fire engine is £3,000. 

ShelterBox and Aquabox

Thank you for continuing to support these fellow charities.

Their informative websites clearly show the scale of their worldwide effort.

Emergency Disaster Relief - ShelterBox

Aquabox water filters and emergency supplies around the world

District Support

If clubs would like support with their International work, then do contact Carol Jordan, our District International Lead using the contact form Support Team Contact - Rotary District 1040 (ylrotary.org.uk)

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