Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal

A special thank you to our Water Survival Box supporters in the UK, Switzerland and Denmark for enabling us to play a part in the aid relief campaign only made possible by working together in partnership with relief organizations like the International Medical Corps.

Procured and delivered over 83 metric tons of essential medicines and 64 tons of medical supplies ;
Delivered 9 metric tons of food, potable water, and critical supplies including cholera, hygiene and dignity kits ;
Facilitated 286,376 primary care, emergency and surgical consultations ;
Provided 11,837 nutrition interventions to women, caregivers and children through our mobile medical units;
Conducted 1,818 mental health and 14,254 psychological first-aid consultations ;
Offered support to 6,682 women, girls and children through our gender-based violence and child protection services;
Reached 13,716 people through educational and awareness-raising sessions on various health-related topics; and so much more.

As you read through these statistics, remember that every single number represents a life uplifted, a person whose situation has been improved, thanks to the support you have given.

Thursday 2nd. November 2023 -  The latest consignment of Water Survival Boxes to support victims of the Turkey/Syria earthquake earlier this year have been distributed by our partners Hand in Hand for Aid and Development. This makes a total of some 600 Water Survival Boxes  to the earthquake areas so far.  In this video you will see that this latest distribution as with others to Syria have been joint efforts by ourselves and Aquabox another Rotary disaster support charity from the UK.  We are very proud to work with these two organisations to get aid to those who most need it and we thank our donors for making it possible

Wednesday 11th October 2023   The 200 Water Survival Boxes that left our warehouse on the 5th of October start their journey by sea to Syria. Our partners in the region (HIHAD) who will distribute the boxes on our behalf have informed us of the dire need for humanitarian aid in the area bordering Syria and Turkey. This need for aid has become even more relevant as winter in the region sets in. On this occasion our 200 boxes will join a consignment of boxes and filters being sent by Aquabox. This joint consignment will maximise the impact we can make in the area. Once again, thank you to all our supporters for making this possible. Without your continued support we would not be in position to send this much needed aid.

Friday 11th of August 2023

Much needed aid from Water Survival Boxes  have arrived in Syria and is ready for distribution. Sent from the UK they have arrived in our partners warehouse and together with other aid is being loaded on lorries bound for a population in desperate need. This has been made possible due to your ongoing support of which we thank you.

Wednesday 14th of June 2023

New Shipment to Ukraine, Khakovha Dam disaster area.

Today 200 complete Water Survival Boxes plus a further 360 Grifaid Family Water Filters begin their journey by road with a truckload of humanitarian aid destined for displaced families who are suffering from the after effects of the destruction of the Khakovha Dam. A big thank you to our partners and those who have given so generously to WSB, helping us make this aid a reality.

Tuesday 30th May 2023

Further consignment of aid to Syria. We have been delighted to work with our good friends, Aquabox again, on this occasion sending a further 200 boxes to Syria following the devastating earthquake earlier this year. This consignment has been made possible by the generosity of Schenker AG

Wednesday  10th May 2023 

In February we launched an appeal for £150,000 to cover the cost of 1,000 Water Survival Boxes to go to survivors of the earthquake that devastated the border area in south-west Turkey and north-east Syria. The response has already enabled us to send a total of 400 boxes and our aim is to get a further 600 boxes on their way in the coming weeks. The photograph shows just one  example of how we are supported within our local community. Thanks go to the Chew Lake Probus Club on this occasion but also to everyone who has helped us to raise the necessary funds.  Founder Chairman of Rotary charity Water Survival Box Ltd, Hugo Pike, received a cheque from Roger Metcalfe (President of the Chew Lake Probus Club) following a presentation to members at the Chew Kitchen restaurant.

Thursday 20th April 2023

Our second consignment of 200 Water Survival Boxes destined for Turkey was collected from our depot yesterday. These boxes are being taken to Antakya (formerly Antioch) in the Hatay Province for distribution by members of the International Medical Corps. So far a total of 400 boxes have been sent representing essential survival aid for at least 2000 people.


Thursday 16th February 2023

200 boxes were delivered to Khalsa Aid a UK based charity for distribution in Turkey. The boxes left Heathrow on Thursday 16 February.

The first consignment of 200 boxes have now arrived in Turkey.

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Water Survival Box managed by Chelwood Bridge Rotary is already in touch with the Turkish and Syrian in-country teams of the International Medical Corps (a regular international NGO partner). The need for clean water solutions has already been established and the WSB trustees aim to provide at least 1,000 of their standard WSBs in the coming weeks. Each box is designed to provide essential survival items for a family of five and, most importantly, the means of converting contaminated water into safe drinking water. The Grifaid Family Filter can deliver 200,000 litres of safe water – sufficient for each family member to have 20 litres each day for five years. The cost of each box is just £150 and can mean the difference between life and death through drinking contaminated water.
We have now launched an urgent appeal for donations – with the initial target of £150,000 (1000 boxes). Donations, which can be gift-aided should be made online through our website www.watersurvivalbox.org or by cheque made out to Water Survival Box Limited and sent to our registered address: Broadway House, Third Avenue, Westfield Industrial Estate, Midsomer Norton BA3 4XD

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