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17 Mar 2014 description

Concepcion, Iloilo, Philippines

Health and Birthing Clinic Restoration

The birthing clinic reconstruction works at Bagongon and Macatunao continued this week.

Macatunao

Significant progress was made at Macatunao BHS and Birthing Clinic. ‘Colorbond’ corrugated steel roofing sheeting was fixed to the new frame and trusses, tinted sliding windows installed, and the water tank upper maintenance frame bolted and secured, also interior painting works with the second top coat applied.

13 Jan 2014 description

Concepcion, Iloilo, Philippines

AAI Health Recovery Team returns to the Municipality of Concepcion, in Iloilo Province, on 9 January after short break to commence our Health Recovery Program, funded in partnership with Direct Relief. Since arriving in the country, program personnel have made contact with key partners in the Iloilo Provincial Administration, Provincial Health, and Concepcion Municipal Health Office (MHO).

BHS rebuilding program

16 Nov 2013 description

Access Aid International (AAI) has deployed a Disaster Assessment and Response Team (DART) consisting of disaster managers, nurses and doctors to help provide much needed medical care to people living in the remotest and most isolated areas of typhoon-devastated Philippines.

The team will determine where healthcare is most urgently needed in liaison with local authorities.

“We know there are still some remote communities cut off from the main relief effort,” AAI Director Frank Tyler said.

30 Jan 2012 description

The Karen State in the eastern region of Burma has been in the midst of civil war for more than 60 years. Human rights violations are an everyday reality for many ethic minority groups. Rape, forced labor and intentional killings are a part of everyday life.

In early January 2012, leaders of the Karen National Union (KNU), Burma's oldest ethnic armed group, signed a provisional ceasefire agreement with the government. Talks continue and there is hope, although at this time fighting, landmines and illness continue to be an everyday reality.

27 Jan 2012 description

AAI acts fast to ensure that the children of Hway Ka Loke school have constant access to clean drinking water after wells dry up.

Hway Ka Loke school (HKL) provides shelter, food, education and a safe, community environment for hundreds of ethnic Karen children who have been forced across the border from Burma.

With hundreds of students being housed at the school for most of the year, constant access to safe and clean drinking water is essential for ensuring the health and hygiene of the children.

06 Jan 2012 description

AAI continues to cooperate with local organisations based in Pakistan’s Sindh and Punjab provinces. After AAI’s response to the humanitarian emergency created by the 2010-11 Pakistan floods, AAI has continued its strong relationship with local partner organisation, the The Hunar Foundation.

19 Dec 2011 description

Hway Ka Loke school on the Thai-Burma border provides a safe and stable community based learning environment for refugee children forced across the border from Burma.

These children are forced to seek the security, shelter and education provided by the school for a range of reasons: Some children have been orphaned by the Junta’s ongoing brutal intervention in the ethnic border areas, for others their families cannot afford to support them and for most this is the only chance they’ll have of accessing education.

04 Feb 2011 description

In the midst of delivering a comprehensive WASH program in Pakistan, AAI has agreed to assist in the repair of a badly damaged school - Muhamad Samoo Boys School. Two months after the devastating floods, people started to return to flood affected areas however, the boy's school remained unusable due to significant mud damage and smell.

30 Jan 2011 description

AAI continues to deliver vital Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in communities that are still suffering from last year's floods that devastated over 20 million people. AAI has drilled 148 bores, installed 136 hand pumps and built 36 large cement aprons with drainage to help facilitate suitable hygiene practices. AAI has focused its efforts in the regions of Jar and Keenjar as floodwaters in these areas reached between 6 and10 feet high causing major damage to homes.

31 Dec 2010 description

Australian Aid International (AAI) - The Hunar Foundation and other local partner organisations conducted public health operations in the Thatta District as a response to the severe flooding during the months of August and September 2010.

12 Nov 2010 description

The village of Rawal Kandra has had no medical care since the flood hit in September 2010. The village is in a state of disrepair and there are clear signs of where the water had inundated the village. In light of the hardship, the village has a strong community spirit with traditional values that will enable standards to improve over time. The power is in the process of being re-established.

31 Oct 2010 description

AAI and The Hunar Foundation Objectives

1. Increase access to curative and preventative healthcare services to vulnerable populations - targeting women and children - affected by the floods. Particular emphasis has been placed on early warning surveillance for diseases and capacity building of local healthcare workers in international disaster/refugee medicine.

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08 Oct 2010 description

The wide scale damage caused by the July floods in Pakistan and the staggering loss of life from the Haiti Earthquake earlier this year are a stark reminder of how a single disaster can set back development programs by years and perhaps decades. The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October is an opportunity to focus attention on the work that is and can be done to make communities around the world safer from disasters.

The earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince in January showed just how dangerous a large disaster in an urban area can be.

23 Sep 2010 description

23 Sep 2010

Australian Aid I nternational (AAI) is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to mitigating the double burden of poverty and poor access to quality health care in regions where health systems have either collapsed or are in crisis through the provision of emergency medical care, general and public health services and capacity building.

Over the course of the 2010 monsoon season, Pakistan experienced the worst floods in its history.

19 Sep 2010 description

About 400,000 people in the Sindh district have been displaced due to the flooding from the Indus River. Conditions are very difficult in the camps due to the relentless heat, lack of easy access to safe water and an astonishing lack of basic sanitation facilities being available.

AAI staff met with the local government coordinator, who stated that 60 latrines have been established to date - over 10,000 are required.

Basic shelter has been provided to pockets of IDP, however many still remain without tents.