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 as other humanitarian aid items.
During COVID-19 the Aquabox depot was closed for box filling and filters manufacture but dispatches were still arranged with a very limited use of our volunteers. The stocks were therefore depleted with the last shipment going to Syria where they will be received and distributed by HIHAD (Hand in Hand for Aid and Development, based in Birmingham).
On 12th July 2021, the depot reopened and packing teams are now working Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the filter assembly teams working Tuesday and Thursday to rebuild stocks to cover promises made to those in need.
Planned shipments of Aquabox Gold’s are:
200 boxes to Nepal will be distributed by Rotary Clubs with the support of the Gurkhas regiment. Many areas of Nepal are still suffering from the recent earthquakes, floods, and landslides.
200 boxes for Gaza will be the next shipment and will be distributed to those in most need by HIHAD.
250 boxes are being sent to Yemen which is desperate for help as many have moved from areas of fighting to save havens, but the conditions they are living in are still very poor.
There are three Aquabox ambassadors in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire and they are always there to help: Gordon McGlone is one ambassador. If you would like Gordon's contact details then please contact Carol Jordan, our District International Lead via the contact form in Club Support section: Support Team Contact - Rotary District 1040 (ylrotary.org.uk)
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