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Farnham, U.K. 02 January 2018
Pure Hydration has announced the receipt of a new order for its Thirst Aid Station emergency water purification system from international disaster relief charity ShelterBox.
The Greek island of Lesbos has become a focus on the refugee trail again, as wet weather, illness and lack of shelter make conditions miserable for families arriving from Turkey. UK-based ShelterBox is considering a return to Lesbos, but is finding barriers to helping its refugees.
In September disaster relief agency ShelterBox left the island of Lesbos - one of the Greek entry points for refugees fleeing the Middle East - after weeks of providing shelter and shade in respite camps, and generally improving conditions on an island overwhelmed.
As thousands of people continue to make the journey to Europe from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Eritrea, ShelterBox is providing much needed shelter on the Greek island of Lesbos - a halfway point for many weary travellers.
In September, a ShelterBox response team, made up of Sam Hewett (UK), Jennifer Butte-Dahl (US) and Jack Bailey (UK) travelled to the island to set up 100 tents in the Kara Tepe camp near the main port of Mytilene.
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South West charity is one of the ‘very best performing disaster response agencies’
Cornwall-based charity ShelterBox is to join a network of experts who can be called on by Government in times of international crisis, such as famine, floods and earthquakes.
The new facility will mobilise life-saving support from Britain's best businesses and charities in the critical hours after a disaster strikes.