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ShelterBox Operations Information - February 2013


By Stella Almond - Posted on 11 February 2013

Australia – Flooding

Team

Mike Greenslade (AU), Andrew Gauci (AUS)

Comments 

Torrential rains and swollen rivers have damaged thousands of homes across New South Wales and Queensland and left some communities short of power, food and water. An Australian-based SRT is assessing the need in New South Wales .

Mozambique – Flooding

Team

Tracey Wilson (SA), David Good (SA)

Comments

A South-African based SRT has arrived in Mozambique to coordinate a response to the recent widespread flooding with the southeastern African country's National Disaster Management Institute (INGC), aid agencies already on the ground and Rotary.

Jordan – Syrian refugees – conflict

Team

Ian Neal ( UK ), Stafford Sumner ( UK ), John Jones (Videographer)

Comments

The SRT have had meetings with Rotary and the Jordanian Red Crescent, who have been storing ShelterBoxes since last Summer, about how and where the ShelterBoxes can and will be best used to bring shelter to Syrian refugees. They travelled to Zataari camp in the north that is managed by the UN and Red Crescent and found there to be no need for tents as more caravans arrive for families. The SRT is now looking to work with Rotary to possibly distribute tents along the Syria/Jordan border for the influx of families crossing over. John is gathering content for SBI Comms.

Lebanon – Syrian refugees – conflict

Team

David Webber (UK), Fiona McElroy (UK), Phil Duloy (UK), Jo Reid (UK), Mark Van Alphen (NL), Greg Rogers (UK), Richard Innes (UK), Malcolm Shead (UK).

Comment

ShelterBox has been invited by the Ministry of Social Affairs to provide 700 boxes containing winterised kit. The team is currently waiting for the kit to be cleared through customs before undertaking discrete micro distributions – it should be cleared later today. In the meantime, the SRT has travelled most of the country making assessments and has found a huge need for emergency shelter. For publicity queries please contact Phil Duloy (shelterboxlebanon@gmail.com) or the SBI comms team.

Philippines – Tropical Storm Bopha

Team

Sonny Ongkiko (PH),Abner Tayco (PH), John Cordell (US),Alice Jefferson (UK), Sharon Donald (UK), Bruce Heller (US), Max Hogg (UK), Bill Woodward (US), Dave Ray (UK), Tom Kinderman (UK), Des O'Connor (UK), Bjorn Andersson (SE), Liz O'dell (UK), Arnold Kelly (NZ)

Aid distributed: 158 boxes, 110 tents

Comments

Typhoon Bopha struck northern Palawan with winds of 120 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour. Coastal, farming and mining regions were affected by the typhoon. ShelterBoxes are being distributed on a micro level in Compostela valley to enable people to live on their plots of land whilst rebuilding their homes. As weather eases and land clears, distributions continue but steadily. Teams will be changing over this week.

Monitoring – Madagascar - Flooding

Tropical Cyclone Felleng is moving parallel to the east coast of Madagascar and is forecast to bring heavy rains and flooding to that part of the island over the coming three to four days. ShelterBox is monitoring the situation and stands ready to respond.

 

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