Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen

by ROTARY CLUB OF DRONFIELD BENEVOLENT FUND
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen
Provide clean water and humanitarian aid to Yemen

Many thanks to donors for the funds already accumulated, which are received from GlobalGiving monthly and transferred within 2 working days to Aquabox. This includes non-targeted donations which are allocated to this project by GlobalGiving.

The crisis in Yemen continues and your donations have been and continue to be much needed.

1. Fourth Aquabox shipment delivered to Yemen and distributed.

Aquabox is proud to have delivered its fourth aid shipment in two years to war torn Yemen.

The 250 Gold Aquaboxes will provide the means to access safe drinking water for 1500 + people together with essential aid items for shelter building, cooking, and eating, hygiene, and education.

The shipment comprised half a container, with the other half being filled with medical supplies (wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, crutches and medicines) by our partner charity Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire.

The shipment arrived in the port of Aden in the last week of October 2020. The planned distribution has been completed.

 Cost to Aquabox of fourth shipment to Yemen.

   250 gold boxes @ £150 per box   £ 37,500 each box including a family filter.

 

2. Total shipments to Yemen to date.

2020 - 500 Gold Boxes

2020 - 5 Community Filters

2020 - 120 Family Filters

2019 - 270 Gold Boxes

2018 - 60 Gold Boxes (trial shipment)

Each of the 830 Gold Boxes contains a Family Filter.

 

Shipments since March 2020 lockdown:

 June (Bay of Bengal)         10 x Community   5 Aqua 12s

August (Yemen)               250 x Gold Boxes

November (Beirut)               12 x Aqua 12s

November (Nepal)             180 x Gold Boxes

December (Philippines)         4 x Aqua 12s

 

3. Plan for a fifth Aquabox shipment of aid to Yemen.

Aquabox will continue to offer help wherever they can with a fifth shipment to Yemen now in preparation.

Production has been impacted by the lockdown. However in terms of Yemen, Aquabox will soon be packing the 250 Gold boxes for the next joint shipment with Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire - the 5th such shipment.

 Funds are currently being raised to support this further shipment of aid.

Aquabox rely entirely on the donations and fundraising activities of their supporters to purchase filter components and items which are supplied in the aid boxes. Without the generosity of our supporters, they would not be able to continue this work. The production capacity has been increased, with the key limit of production capacity being the amount of donations received.

Please help support a fifth shipment of aid to Yemen. We are most grateful for the donations already received and transferred to Aquabox each month.

The above is an extract from the full pdf report as referred to next.

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Report #7 - Table of Contents.

1. Fourth Aquabox shipment delivered to Yemen and distributed.

2. Total shipments to Yemen to date.

3. Plan for a fifth Aquabox shipment of aid to Yemen.

4. News of other Aquabox shipments.

5. Aquabox water filters delivered to and distributed in Beirut.

6. Aquabox water filters delivered to and distributed in Lebanon.

7. Aquabox has moved to new premises.

8. Aquabox filters and costs.

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A detail pdf report with photographs can be accessed using the link specified below.

 

 

With many thanks and much appreciation for your valued support,

Michael Whetton

Project Leader


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Thank you for the donations already received and transferred to Aquabox each month.

Aquabox rely entirely on the donations and fundraising activities of their supporters in order to purchase filter components and items which are supplied in the aid boxes. Without the generosity of our supporters, they would not be able to continue this work.

The production capacity could be expanded, with the key limit of current capacity being the amount of donations received.

Please help support a fourth shipment of aid to Yemen. We are most grateful for the donations already received and transferred to Aquabox each month.

1.  Yemen status summary.

This crisis continues to be a blight on the face of the earth with water borne disease rife in the encampments. The civil war has placed thousands in conditions of extreme deprivation.

2.  Fourth Aquabox shipment en route to Yemen.

Aquabox is proud to have despatched its fourth aid shipment in two years to war torn Yemen.

The 250 Gold Aquaboxes will provide the means to access safe drinking water for 1500 + people together with essential aid items for shelter building, cooking, and eating, hygiene, and education.

The shipment comprises half a container, with the other half being filled with medical supplies (wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, crutches and medicines) by our partner charity Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire.

The shipment is being sea freighted and is expected to arrive in the port of Aden in the last week of October 2020.

Cost to Aquabox of fourth shipment to Yemen.

     250 gold boxes @ £150 per box   £ 37,500  with each box including a family filter.


3.  Plan for a fifth Aquabox shipment to Yemen.

Aquabox will continue to offer help wherever we can with a fifth shipment now being considered.

Funds are currently being raised to support this further shipment of aid.

Aquabox rely entirely on the donations and fundraising activities of their supporters in order to purchase filter components and items which are supplied in the aid boxes. Without the generosity of our supporters, they would not be able to continue this work. The production capacity could be expanded, with the key limit of current capacity being the amount of donations received.

Please help support a fifth shipment of aid to Yemen. We are most grateful for the donations already received and transferred to Aquabox each month.

 The above is an extract from the full pdf report as referred to next.

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Report #6 - Table of Contents for the detail report.

  1. Yemen status summary.
  2. Fourth Aquabox shipment now en route to Yemen.
  3. Plan for a fifth shipment of aid to Yemen.
  4. News of other in-progress Aquabox shipments.
  5. Aquabox operation and Covid-19
  6. Aquabox moves to new premises.
  7. Aquabox filters and costs.

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  A detail pdf report with photographs can be accessed using the link specified below.

 With many thanks and much appreciation for your valued support,


Michael Whetton
Project Leader


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Aquabox rely entirely on the donations and fundraising activities of their supporters in order to purchase filter components and items which are supplied in the aid boxes. Without the generosity of our supporters, they would not be able to continue this work. The production capacity could be expanded, with the key limit of current capacity being the amount of donations received.

Please help support a fourth shipment of aid to Yemen. We are most grateful for the donations already received and transferred to Aquabox each month.

Cost to Aquabox of third shipment to Yemen ---

---   250 gold boxes @ £150 per box   £ 37,500

---   120 Family Filters @ £25                £ 3,000

---       5 Community Filters @ £250      £ 1,250

 

  1. Yemen status summary.

The terrible situation in Yemen is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time. People there are trapped in a dreadful cycle of conflict, starvation and sickness. Access to safe drinking water is extremely limited or non-existent.

It is estimated that 17 million people are currently at risk (including 11 million children). There have been over 85,000 child deaths since the conflict began. Water supplies and sanitation systems have been decimated - in some cases deliberately targeted. Cholera is at epidemic levels as a result.

Aquabox have acted to support and empower the people in this dreadful environment. Together with a partner charity JOY (Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire), Aquabox have delivered and successfully distributed three humanitarian aid packages to the country over the past two years. This has been accomplished despite the intrinsic danger to those acting on our behalf.

The joint consignments contain the Aquabox family water filters and other items of humanitarian aid, together with much needed dried food and medical supplies and equipment from JOY. Over 5000 people have been supported by this aid, many in small family groups, but much more is needed.

 

  1. Aquabox shipment reaches Yemen for the 3rd time in 3 years.

Since the last report #4 the third and latest shipment described therein has reached Yemen by way of Southampton and Aden. The Aquabox aid was finally distributed to local groups in March 2020. We were so pleased to receive the photographs displayed in the detail pdf report.

A detail pdf report with photographs can be accessed using the link specified below.

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Report #5  Table of Contents for the detail report.

  1. Yemen status summary
  2. Aquabox shipment reaches Yemen for the 3rd time in 3 years.
  3. News of other Aquabox shipments.
  4. Aquabox Family Filter Mark 3.
  5. Aquabox aid en route to India after Cyclone Amphan.
  6. Aquabox aid to Syrian refugees.
  7. Reducing child illness in Gambia.
  8. COVID-19: A ticking time bomb for refugee camps?

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With many thanks and much appreciation for your valued support,

Michael Whetton
Project Leader

  


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 Since its formation in 1992, Aquabox has distributed more than 110,000 boxes to communities suffering from natural disasters or man-made conflicts, helping hundreds of thousands of people in more than 50 countries around the world. In Yemen, the latest estimates suggest 3.3 million people are now displaced, and a child dies every 10 minutes.

Innovative AquaFilter technology produces safe and clean drinking water instantly and reliably without the need for chemicals. The AquaFilter Family and Community units are based on sub-micron filters which are impenetrable to bacteria and most viruses.

Aquabox rely entirely on the donations and fundraising activities of their supporters in order to purchase filter components and items which are supplied in the aid boxes. Without the generosity of our supporters, they would not be able to continue this work. The production capacity could be expanded, with the key limit of current capacity being the amount of donations received.

1. News of the recent Aquabox aid shipment to YEMEN.

Yemen January 2020

The third and latest consignment to Yemen left the Aquabox depot on 16 January 2020. The planned shipment date from the depot was originally meant to be December, as previously reported, but it was decided to modify stocks so that the gold boxes would include the new Mark3 filters and also meet the latest request for additional items.

The shipment comprised of 250 Gold boxes, 5 Community filters and 120 Family filters. This consignment will provide the means of dispensing safe drinking water for 4000 people. It went by truck to Shipley, where our partners JOY (Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire) are based, to have medical and educational supplies added to the container before going by train to Southampton for shipment to Aden and onward distribution into the communities that have been so badly hit by the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

Many thanks to the Aquabox team of volunteers for all their help in getting this donation ready and for assistance with loading the container, including repacking the 120 Gold Boxes so as to replace Mark2 filters with Mark3 filters. A very special thanks to Ian for his very hard work moving boxes of 19 kilos 250 times during this exercise.

Cost to Aquabox of this shipment to Yemen.

250 gold boxes @ £150 per box £ 37,500

120 Family Filters @ £25       £ 3,000

5 Community Filters @ £250    £ 1,250

Well done to all and a very big thanks to all Aquabox supporters who have helped to make this aid possible.

 

A detail pdf report can be accessed using the specified link.

Table of Contents for the detail pdf report.

1. News of the recent Aquabox aid shipment to YEMEN.

2. News of other Aquabox shipments.

3. How does Aquabox aid actually get there?

4. Aquabox aid to the Phillipines January 2020.

5. A brief extract of events in 2019.

6. Aquabox aid to Nepal storage.

7. Aquabox makes a difference in Nepal.

8. Aquabox springs into action after Hurricane Dorian.

9. Photos from Aquabox in the U.K.

 

WIth many thanks for your valued support,

Michael Whetton
Project Leader


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Another 40-foot container is being loaded at the Aquabox warehouse. It will be half filled with 250 Aquabox Gold Boxes, each containing Family Filter and humanitarian aids as already illustrated and described. There is particular emphasis now on further reducing any plastic content, including for example the use of bamboo plates imported from China. Care must also be taken not to include items which could be produced in Yemen, with related employment issues. Also being loaded are 10 Aqua12 units, where each unit consists of a standard container filled with 12 Family Filters, that is 120 filters in total.

The Aqua12 unit provides more life giving potential per £100 cost. Each Family Filter can produce 500,000 litres of clean water at a rate of up to 1 litre per minute.

The increased life of the filters over the last 10 years is related to, for example, the improvement of the filtration material, the improvement of the filter seals, and the more recent built-in backwash facility. The latter simplifies the daily routine to sterilise the plastic pipes in order to avoid contamination. There follows an image of the current Family Filter unit, which can be attached to a gold box case.

 

 

Cost to Aquabox of the next shipment:

250 Gold Boxes @ £150 per box    = £37,500

10 Aqua12 Boxes @ £300 per box = £  3,000

 

The planned date of shipment from the Aquabox warehouse is 12th December 2019. The container will again be sent to the J.O.Y. warehouse in Shipley to be filled with medical and educational items before being sealed for the journey to Yemen.  

Again, the security in Yemen has been tightened such that we are still unable to provide pictures of the deliveries. This is to protect the safety of individuals involved in the delivery chain.

Thank you again for the support you have already given. Funding is an ongoing requirement. If you are able and inclined to assist again, please note that 3rd December 2019 is GlobalGiving’s GivingTuesday event, where on this day donations can attract bonus supplements from GlobalGiving during the time period 00:00 ET to 23:59 ET. This means starting at breakfast time in the UK.

 

Best wishes,

Michael Whetton

Project Leader

 

P.S.  There follows an updated list of Aquabox shipments worldwide since the last shipment to Yemen. Note that this GlobalGiving project #38995 has been created specifically to raise funds to support Aquabox in their efforts to help Yemen. The Rotary Club of Dronfield is an Aquabox Ambassador Club..

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List of recent Aquabox Shipments Worldwide

                                             Number of Boxes/Filters

Dispatched    Destination     Gold   Community  Family     Partner Agency

25/09/2019    Nepal                200                                      British Gurkhas Nepal / Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service  

17/09/2019   The Bahamas                  10            360        PharmaChem Technologies / Rotary in the Bahamas

02/08/2019   Malawi              150                                       CART

02/08/2019   Assam, India                                   180        Water Survival Box

21/06/2019   Malawi               150                                      CART

31/05/2019   Mozambique                     5            180        Rotary in Mozambique

01/05/2019   Nepal                  260                                    British Gurkhas Nepal

24/04/2019   Yemen                270                        48       Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire

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ROTARY CLUB OF DRONFIELD BENEVOLENT FUND

Location: Chesterfield - United Kingdom
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Michael Whetton
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