Pure Hydration Sends Safe Drinking Water Equipment to Typhoon-struck Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on Friday, has left thousands of families without shelter, food, or safe drinking water. More than 11 million people are affected. The UN has launched a global appeal to help relief efforts.
Using a Thirst Aid Station water purifier takes less than a minute to start drinking safe water. Families have an instant, sustainable way of making water for themselves while the authorities are dealing with injuries, shelter and food shortages.
Pure Hydration recently supplied 5000 Thirst Aid Stations to the ShelterBox charity in Cornwall, to be used in the Philippines and in war-torn Syria. Another 5000 have now been ordered due to current events in the Philippines. ShelterBox deliver boxes with the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
“Thirst Aid Stations are a vital part of our emergency aid” – Shane Revill, ShelterBox UK.
Disaster aid charities and search and rescue teams are using Thirst Aid Stations and Aquapure Travellers, provided by UK-based company Pure Hydration, to keep people safe from water diseases and protect emergency aid workers while they help others. The equivalent weight in bottled water transported on trucks or in helicopters would be approximately 5000 tons, compared to Thirst Aid Station’s 500Kg.
According to Gary Foo, Fire Chief at DIMERSAR Search & Rescue Emergency Response Team, “Pure Hydration purifiers are the best piece of kit we have. We really appreciate it when we are in places where every drop of water around you is undrinkable and unsafe. If we stay healthy then we can carry on with vital search and rescue work”.
“Each Thirst Aid Station can provide a thousand litres of clean drinking water,” explains Pure Hydration’s Jon Grant. “One bag will provide a family of four with safe drinking water for a month.”
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