1.7 million people affected by Guatemala’s biggest volcanic eruption for 44 years – Emergency shelter experts ShelterBox have aid standing by in Panama, and are talking to in-country Rotary contacts
25 people are known to have died, and more may be buried under ash and lava, as the Fuego volcano in Guatemala affected different areas of Chimaltenango, Sacatepéquez and Escuintla. One entire community, El Rodeo, is suspected to be buried. ShelterBox is in touch with colleagues in the Central American country, and monitoring any need for its aid.
New Philippines base in the path of Typhoon Alley has ‘already improved our ability to respond to this season’s storms
Disaster relief agency ShelterBox set up its new operations base in the Philippines in time for tropical storms Kai Tak and Tembin.
TROPICAL STORMS DISPLACE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
In December 2017, Tropical Storms brought devastation to the Philippines triggering devastating mudslides and flooding.
When Storm Kai-tak, known as Urduja in the Philippines, made landfall in early December, it released two months of rainfall within 48 hours. Thousands of families were forced to flee after the storm destroyed over 30,000 homes.
Not out of danger
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.
Over half a million Rohingya people face new perils in the makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh as the coming cyclone season threatens to wash away the flimsy plastic shelters.
Imagine the entire population of a city the size of Bristol crammed into a little over three square miles. This is the result of over half a million Rohingya people – more than half of them children, thousands separated from their parents – arriving in Bangladesh by foot or by river crossing.