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Rotary in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (worldwide Rotary District 1040) sponsored Global Grant Scholar Phoebe Hornsby, has recently graduated with her MSc in Sanitation at IHE Delft, Netherlands

International
Phoebe has done some remarkable work in the field of water and sanitation which is one of the 7 areas of Rotary’s focus. She now has the knowledge and skills that will help Rotary deliver on its global aim of giving access to clean water and sanitation to all. Phoebe reports: I recently graduated with […]
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Centre For Handicapped, Kundasale, Sri Lanka partnered with The Rotary Club of Kandy

Linked to our current appeal for The Rotary Club of Kandy in Sri Lanka
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Rotary International and its global partners World Health Organisation, Centre for Disease Control, UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, celebrate their success in the fight to End Polio Now

World Polio Day 24 October
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Lebanon has become the 48th country where School in a Bag have distributed school bags

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On 4th August 2020, in the Port of Beirut in Lebanon, a large fire broke out in Warehouse 12. Firefighters rallied to the scene.  Unbeknownst to residents in Beirut, since 2013, Warehouse 12 had been housing 2,750 tonnes of the fertiliser Ammonium Nitrate, which was taken off a stricken Moldovan cargo ship, the MV Rhosus […]
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Microloan review and update Panchamul Valley, Nepal

International
Barry Pollard, Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Major Lil Gurung, MBE, Himalayan Gurkhas Rotary, Kathmandu Introduction This is a summary of the detailed annual reports submitted annually by Major Lil Gurung MBE, the administrator of the scheme. There are 7 schemes in total including 4 where the monies are loaned out annually and collected 1 year later. […]
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Bingley Airedale Rotary support the COVID-19 battle in Pokhara, Nepal

Bingley Airedale Rotary
Bingley Airedale Rotary have provided direct financial of £1250 support to the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail in Nepal, to support the local hospital with purchasing items to help with their continuing fight against COVID-19.  Rotarian Binod Koirala reports that COVID-19 is again on the rise in Nepal which includes the area of Pokhara, a city […]
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York Ainsty Rotarians and their supporters, through Yorkits, are aiding abandoned and orphaned children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

York Ainsty and Bradford Blaize Rotary
The Yorkits initiative provides inspiration, templates and instructions. These enable sewers in Addis Ababa to make and distribute the washable feminine hygiene kits out of locally sourced materials. The Ethiopian youngsters are rescued from begging on the streets and given food, shelter, medical attention and education as part of the Saltergate Children’s Home project.  In […]
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Rotary Working Partnership with Aquabox

International
In the UK we take clean water for granted, but the world's glass is only half full. Over 800 million people across the world do not have access to safe drinking water. See how Aquabox helps those in need in times of disaster by sending water filters, which help to prevent water-borne diseases, as well […]
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Beirut Appeal Update - February 14th 2021+

Dear all, Thank you to the many Clubs across our District that have already donated towards the Beirut appeal. We were informed on Friday night that, acting on advice from partners and following liaison with Rotary Foundation, Beirut Cosmopolitan were going to need to complete and send the Global Grant application this weekend.  Thanks to […]
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Our District clubs having an impact on the ground to support India's battle with COVID-19

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Aireborough Rotary Club reached out quickly to their sister club in Tamil Nadu, India, working together to identify need and launch an appeal which in two weeks has raised £15,500.00 plus a further £1,000 pledged from 23 clubs across the District. They have also received some very generous personal donations. The first amount of money […]
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Rohingya Refugee Projects - Fire Disaster Aid

Mirfield Rotary
In late March a fire that started during the in part of the refugee camp in  Bangladesh, destroying a large portion of the camp, killing over a dozen people, and left nearly a thousand injured or missing. 100 firemen fought the blaze, which burned for around eight hours until midnight. The fire displaced roughly 50,000 Rohingya refugees […]
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