In 2004 The Nahl-el Barred Palestinian refugee camp to the north of Beirut Lebanon, was attacked and during the bombardment and insurgency thousands of Palestinian refugees lost their lives, homes and livelihoods were destroyed.
As thousands more found themselves displaced and with no infrastructure and little support there was a dire need for humanitarian aid to help these people rebuild their lives and offer some kindness and support.
Its a slow process for a a family to begin to repair after such a mammoth horrified atack, and longer still for several communities.
A UK NGO 'Aquabox' who's base is in Derbyshire sent Humanitarian aid and household items in a 75 litre hard plastic box, when empty is used as a water filtration kit. Each box is designed for four people and comes complete with a chlorine based filtration kit.
Our job was to monitor and evaluate (M&E) the aid, the box and filtration system for fitness of purpose, usability and practicality.
We also conducted field tests on a micro filter manual pumping water filtration kit, as part of an ongoing M&E process as this device was hoped to be deployed to post disaster zones throughout the world, offering an alternitive method for Water purification. More information on this piece of equipment can be found via the Aquabox and Aquafilter web sites.
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