Project information

Emergency Aid for East Africa 2017

To provide Water-Survival Boxes - each of which can convert 100,000 litres of contaminated water into safe drinking water for some of the 20 million people affected by severe drought in Kenya and Somalia working in partnership with an established NGO already operating in the area.

March 2017 - July 2017

Charity information: Worldwaterworks Ltd

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  • Need


    Death due to dehydration or as a result of contracting a water borne disease such as cholera


    The Grifaid Aquafilter converts some 100,000 litres of contaminated water into safe drinking water.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Saving lives by providing safe drinking water


    » Generate funding via the BigGive appeal to pay for the boxes, water-purification kits, and air freight to ensure they reach the disaster area asap
    » Organise packing teams to prepare the boxes and contents ready for shipment
    » Finalise arrangements with our partner NGO (Humanity First) for transit through customs, secure onward transportation and warehousing
    » Confirm link with the relevant local authorities to identify the families most in need and proceed to distibution

    Through the feedback required from our NGO partners to include a detailed report on the operation with supporting photographic evidence

  • Impact


    The continued lives of those saved from dehydration and protection from water borne diseases until 'normal water provision can be resumed' - the Aquafilter can give 10 litres of clelan water every day for each member of a family of 5 for some 5 years (or give 10 litres a day for 100 people for 3 months).


    Transit through territory where Al-Sheebab terrorist groups operate represent the greatest risk. However, the Humanity First team based in Kenya have the support of armed guards and operate under the umbrella of the UN co-ordinators.


    By way of our website - the final report from our partners will be posted there once received. Most of our donors are members of Rotary and can also be informed by way of Rotary publications and real-time media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £70,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £62,000 Aid Cost of boxes and contents
      £8,000 Air freight Cost of air freight to Nairobi
  • Background


    Whilst the whole of Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and South Sudan have been declared as officially in drought by the UN the area where our NGO partner is best placed to work is across the Kenyan / Somali border


    Families in the border area - see above

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a proven track record of responding quickly to emergencies such as this. In the past ten years we have sent aid to 52 disasters in 27 countries on four continents. We work with tried and trusted partners of which Humanity First is our preferred team. We have worked with them once before in Kenya

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Hugo Pike / Volunteer

    Director of Operations, Worldwaterworks Ltd

    Dr Aziz Hafiz

    Director of International Aid, Humanity First UK