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Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai - Malawi
We have, with help from Khalsa Aid International [KAI] ,already delivered 200 boxes into Malawi  and a further 300 are currently being distributed , also by KAI.

The grand total of Water Survival Boxes sent to date is 14201 – in response to 60 disasters in 30 different countries

23 February 2019  - 200 boxes en route to Syria and arrangments being made for another 200 to go to Malawi after floods.

From Kerala, South West India.

200 families displaced by monsoon floods in Kerala, India were supplied with a Water-Survival Box to protect them from water-borne diseases and other essential survival items with which to help rebuild their lives. Thanks to our newest partner – Khalsa Aid International – who were responsible for the distribution – see detailed....     Final Report Kerala



Extensive floods caused by abnormal monsoon rains devastated hundreds of communities in Kerala, south west India. More than 500 people lost their lives, 3.4 million were displaced to 12,300 relief camps and some 23 million were affected.
As the extent of the disaster grew the Indian Government appealed for external help and lifted import duties on humanitarian aid. In October. Aquabox – the charity managed by the Rotary Club of Wirksworth in Derbyshire – established links with 3 Rotary clubs in Kerala including the Rotary Club of Aroor Satellite City and sent each of them a consignment of Aquafilters to be distributed to those families in greatest need. Members of the Aroor Club, acting as flood coordinators, set up seminars to train local community leaders and teachers in the use of the Aquafilters, ensuring that families were able to safely convert contaminated water into safe drinking water.
At the same time the Worldwaterworks Limited charity managed by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge in North east Somerset responded to a request for help from its new partner NGO - Khalsa Aid International.  Khalsa Aid teams in Kerala, that had been running food kitchens for several thousands for some weeks, were sent a consignment of Water-Survival Boxes to provide water filtration kits and other essential survival items. The water filtration kits and hygiene products were urgently needed to help protect against water-borne disease.
The management teams of Aquabox and Worldwaterworks Ltd had been working together with a view to sending water filtration kits into Indonesia for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi. However, the Indonesian Government imposed a ban on the importation of humanitarian aid and by the 10 November it became clear that there was no prospect of the ban being lifted.
At this time Aquabox received a further request for water filtration kits from the Aroor Satellite City Rotary Club and our two UK Rotary charities agreed to send a joint consignment comprising 480 Aquafilter Family kits and 18 Community filters.
Earlier this year the first joint consignment of humanitarian aid, comprising both Aquaboxes and Water-Survival Boxes, was sent to Somalia for distribution by partner NGO World Vision to families also affected by severe floods.
As volunteer led Rotary charities both are heavily dependent on Rotary Clubs for the funding support to enable them to continue to provide urgent humanitarian aid following disasters across the globe.
Further details are available on the following websites:
Aquabox –  and Worldwaterworks Ltd –

Prepared by:    Hugo Pike OBE PHF – Director of Operations, Worldwaterworks Limited
         Roger Cassidy        – Chairman, Aquabox

Somalia Cyclone Update

Final Report        Aamina Mukhtar        Sirad Ahmed

Welcome to theWater survival
The Water-Survival Box project was started in the summer of 2006 following the Indian Ocean tsunami in December, 2004 when 3,200 Aquaboxes were sent to India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The grand total of Water Survival Boxes sent to date is 12701 – in response to 52 disasters in 27 different countries
We now have a sister charity based in Switzerland  Click on the logo for more information