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A young boy watches an aid worker fill a large pot with safe water provided by UNICEF after the 2009 Samoa tsunami.
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Project fully funded.
UNICEF is recognised around the world as one of the leading agencies in disaster response.
In response to Cyclone Evan in December 2012, UNICEF New Zealand raised support from the New Zealand Public to help rebuild damaged schools in Fiji. Ensuring access to adequate nutrition, water and sanitation, and by providing temporary shelter for schooling, & new school resources.
With the help of the New Zealand Government, UNICEF NZ is putting a mobile desalination unit in Fiji for use throughout the Pacific region.
This will help us to respond quickly to environmental emergencies in the Pacific.
Why use a mobile desalination unit?
In an emergency situation, the desalination unit can be quickly deployed to any location in the Pacific, where it can be set up quickly using the folding solar panels. A tube fitted to the unit is put into the sea, and an output tube starts delivering 240 litres of fresh drinking water per hour which is collected in UNICEF water containers.
This desalination unit will strengthen our ability to help children and communities in the Pacific.
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