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Help needed for AFAR

Valerie Browning better known as the “Desert Angel” has provided an update report on the turmoil facing the AFAR region of Ethiopia.

Valerie wrote;  “now this conflict has moved into the 3rd week. Still, there are so many displaced not reached and fighting continues. Today, there is a new displacement from a government – established farming community of Sanuta in Uwwa.

We are trying to share the extent of this situation with media – BBC world service has now reported twice but otherwise, despite the huge devastation and losses, the world still appears quiet. of course if you need more information, please do contact – APDA now is the organization to reach the rural communities since our members can move freely through the areas and also, with the rain, we are taking every effort to move using camels and the like.”
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Rotarian had already lost their life – due to lack of oxygen


When a Rotarian loses their life with COVID, reality sets in that he was part of our extended Rotary Family.

One of our eClub members Joanne, has a personal connection with a Rotarian in this small region of Nepal and she has raised a plea with our Club Members and our extended Rotary Family to provide some financial assistance. The money will immediately be used to purchase PPE and if possible supply of oxygen for the small hospital in the area. ‘Rotary is on the ground working to help people’.

The eClub has established a fund to help this small region in an isolated rural region of Nepal.

Here is a link for the details to support and a letter from Rotarian Surendra.

Can you help?

Donations can be made directly to the eClubs account;
Bendigo Bank:     Rotary E-Club D9510online, Australia
BSB: 633-000
Account No: 156 707 358
(please mark reference – NEPAL + your Club Name)
………………
President Eric Russell MBE

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Guest Speaker presentation 31st March 2021

PDG Harish Bhatt from District 9211, East Africa – (previously 9200 – Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia
and Eritrea) will be our Guest speaker on Wednesday 31st March at 7:00pm (Adelaide time).

Harish, a member RC Bahari Dar es Salaam, has served over 22 years in various club and district positions including District Trainer for several years becoming
a District Governor in 2014-15, the District Rotary Foundation Chair (2016-19), District International Services Chair (2019-20) and District Representative on Rotary’s Council on Legislation (2020-23). He is a Major Donor level 2, a member of the Paul Harris and Bequest Societies.

 

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Worst Locust Swarms in Decades

Hundreds of millions of desert locusts are swarming in Ethiopia some of the biggest numbers seen in more than 25 years. Recent floods in the area toward the end of the year has contributed to the massive
outbreak, driving an explosion of locusts that are destroying crops and threatening food security across the region.

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