Aquabox update for Nepal Earthquake
Aquabox has been working in Nepal for nearly two years and in that time has despatched over £100,000 of its humanitarian aid Gold boxes and Community Filters to already desperate communities and families there.
There is now a massive international aid effort to help meet the needs of those affected by the tragic earthquake and its aftermath that has devastated much of Nepal in the last few days. Aquabox has already set in hand it’s own response to this emergency situation.
Reports so far indicate that a minimum of 4000 people have lost their lives. Many more have been injured and have had their lives turned into turmoil. Regrettably, these numbers is likely to increase as emergency services and aid workers reach more remote areas. In any emergency, it is the poor and the remote people and communities who are affected most.
Damage to infrastructure has been considerable. This makes the emergency services and aid responses all the more difficult. Ironically, the sheer scale of the international aid effort means that getting aid into the country is itself a problem. The earthquake is truly a natural disaster on a massive scale.
Aquabox has been sending its Gold boxes and Community Filters to Nepal over the past 18 months. Working with these Fire and Rescue Service of the South West of England and local Rotary in Nepal, Aquabox’s aid has already made significant contribution to promoting safe water and humanitarian aid supplies in remote areas in Nepal. Aquabox has established, reliable distribution partners in area already.
Aquabox now has ready 180 Gold boxes and 20 Community Filters ready and available for immediate air-freighting to Nepal when once flights are permitted.