The continuing problems in Yemen where two-thirds of the population, or 21.6 million Yemenis, 12 million of which are children remain in dire conditions means we have sent more aid the area . Cholera has affected over one million people with clean drinking water just one of many priorities. We completed the loading of the […]
Sarah Teale, a presenter on BBC East Midlands News, visited the depot recently to film a feature on Aquabox’s work this year. This will be broadcast on local TV later in the year in thier annual review of the year. Sarah talked to Aquabox’s volunteer Colin Petty about the challenges we have faced in what […]
Getting our much-needed aid to disaster zones takes hard work from dedicated individuals and organisations. In October Aquabox responded rapidly to the earthquakes in Morocco and Libya. After leaving our depot the consignment of Community Filters and Gold Boxes arrived in Sunderland in early October where the first part was shipped, free of charge, to […]
Roger Cassidy, Aquabox Chairman, was delighted to introduce Theresa Peltier, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, to our Wednesday filter making team during a visit on October 25th. Theresa, who lives in Wirksworth, where we are also based, expressed her admiration for the dedication of the team and indeed all the volunteers who give their time […]
More than six months after the powerful earthquake which hit the provinces on either side of the Syria/Turkey border, there are still many families who are without adequate shelter or safe water supplies, and are unable to return to their homes.
The devastating earthquake that hit southern Morocco last month killed many people, and destroyed homes, villages and vital infrastructure. Then only a week later, severe flooding in Libya claimed hundreds of lives, as well as destroying essential infrastructure.