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Field Ready designed and locally manufactured emergency latrines ready for distribution to evacuation centers On March 2nd, 2023 a Severe Tropical Cyclone Judy passed through the islands of Vanuatu from north to south, entering the country as a Category 3 cyclone, and strengthening to Category 4 as it made landfall along six main and several smaller islands, including the capital city Port Vila. The storm’s destructive winds uprooted trees, damaged roofs and roads, and caused 500 displacements, and a total of 150,000 people were affected with no deaths reported. The number of damaged buildings closed schools, and affected medical facilities are not yet determined although it is estimated that more than 50 percent of houses were damaged in rural Efate Island while in urban Port-Vila, at least 20 percent of houses were damaged, and there were widespread power outages and internet reception disruption in the affected central Island of Efate, Shepherd Island, Epi, and southern islands of Erramango, Tanna, Aneityum, and Futuna. With barely time to recover in less than 48 hours, a second Severe Tropical Cyclone Kevin was bearing down on the country passing through from northwest to southeast. Kevin also made landfall on the island of Efate as a Category 4 storm. This severely damaged Port Vila and continued south with major damage to the southern islands. Assessments to establish the extent of damage are still ongoing in the capital city Port Vila and throughout Vanuatu's islands. As it battled its second major cyclone in a week, the government of Vanuatu declared a 6-month state of emergency on Friday, March 3rd, 2023. The twin cyclones brought into view the growing reality of climate-induced disasters faced by Pacific Island nations.  Heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and floods destroyed the WASH infrastructure. Field Ready’s work in the South Pacific involves the construction of infrastructure such as water tanks, pumps, latrines, and “Better Buckets” for easy access to reliable safe drinking water. The Field Ready team also educates the communities about good hygiene practices and how to operate and maintain the Installed WASH infrastructure for sustainability. Field Ready’s Response Field Ready Australia is coordinating the collection and distribution of donations to specific communities in Vanuatu in response to severe Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin a fortnight ago. There are four specific actions that we are supporting, and we invite interested individuals and organizations to contribute accordingly. Emergency sanitation Field Ready’s WASH specialist Viliame Kaivei based in Fiji is supporting the government’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency cluster in assessing and providing emergency sanitation.  They have requested Field Ready to deliver and install 500 of our Field Latrines, a specialized product designed and developed for emergency sanitation in the Pacific Island environment. It is now manufactured in the region with partner Rotomould Ltd. With the support of the New Zealand government, Field Ready is currently installing the first 100 emergency toilets for schools and community centers around Vanuatu where people are currently displaced. Field Ready partnered with Engineers Without Borders to immediately conduct a rapid on-the-ground training for 10 emergency responders from the WASH Cluster, on how to install the Field Latrines. A further 400 Field Latrines will be manufactured in Fiji in the coming weeks for communities during the rebuilding phase and will depend on additional funding support availability. Tim Vosailagi Constructing one of the Field latrines to be delivered to the evacuation centers on Tanna island The Field Ready regional team in Fiji is providing remote relief backup advice. It will deploy a 2-person team to Vanuatu with tool kits to assist in specialized repair and reconstruction of the water and sanitation infrastructure as identified from the needs assessments currently being carried out by the Ministry of Health. Mafi, the Field Ready program coordinator for the pacific, said: “Attention to WASH is a fundamental priority for the community, not just during disasters like this one, but every day and everywhere. I am glad to note that Field Ready has been a driving force for WASH infrastructure and systems in the Pacific region and has provided technical support for over five years.” Mobile repair and manufacturing facility (Mobile Makerspace) Field Ready is also developing a custom-built mobile workshop on wheels that can be towed by 4WD or helicoptered into remote communities. It is fully set up with tools for repairing and constructing a wide range of items, including a 3D printer for rapid component fabrication. It will focus primarily on repairing water supply, and sanitation infrastructure, including manufacturing galvanized iron rainwater roof guttering for communities to start harvesting fresh water immediately. The mobile maker space is 3 months away from being ready. With $15,000 we could accelerate this process and have it ready in a few weeks. Leweton Community The Leweton community is based in rural Santo. The women of the Leweton community are the custodians of the unique customary water music and have performed worldwide. Their gardens were destroyed by the cyclones and there is extensive damage to houses and village infrastructure. You can read about the community here: Assistance will help them with short-term food sustenance and rebuilding their gardens. Lokol Eyes This small community organization is based in Santo owned and operated by the ni-Vanuatu people. They work with a community in Gaua to establish a shipping passage and wharf, a community center, and psychosocial support programs for the local community. Their current needs are principally related to water and sanitation - they have requested funds for a solar power pump, water tanks, roofing, and guttering for freshwater harvesting. Lokol Eyes was set up by Delly Roy Nalo: Field Ready has worked in the South Pacific for the past five years. Each year, we respond to disasters by providing locally manufactured relief items primarily related to WASH. We also focus much of our efforts on local innovative disaster-preventative solutions to prepare communities for disasters, especially weather-related and other natural hazards such as volcano eruptions, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Our activities in the Pacific region are made possible with support from the USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance through our project Rapid Response Manufacturing in the Pacific. The initial assessments indicate Shefa and Tafea provinces are the worst hit by the cyclonic winds, affecting 150,000 people and potentially impacting WASH services. Field Ready still requires more support and partnerships to respond to the disaster in Vanuatu effectively. The Tropical cyclones have affected the existing hygiene behavior practices in communities. If safe water access is not prioritized, the overcrowded evacuation centers may create chances for disease outbreaks, including spreading waterborne diseases. The cyclones impacted the WASH facilities and infrastructure; therefore, the ability of people to sustain hygienic practices has been significantly affected. Some of the Field Latrines are ready to be delivered to the evacuation center on Tanna island Ravulo, the Field Ready Program Manager for the Pacific Region, said, “The latrines provided by Field Ready are very effective sanitation systems because they isolate human excreta from the surrounding environment and prevent the transmission of diseases. In addition to improving sanitation, the latrines are cheaper, quicker to install, and easier to clean.” In Vanuatu, Field Ready is a registered charity with DGR status. All donations are tax-deductible. If you choose to donate and you wish to see your support directed to one of the specific actions listed above, please indicate this in your transaction reference or via email to: tommy [at] or luke [at] Please donate through our website or by using the button below:

Field Ready-Vanuatu: Response to Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin

Field Ready designed and locally manufactured emergency latrines ready for distribution to evacuation centers On March 2nd, 2023 a Severe...

Situation Update One month has passed since earthquakes rocked Türkiye and Northwest Syria. This is a solemn milestone, and one pauses us to pause and reflect on the gravity of this devastating disaster.  An estimated 24 million people are believed to be affected, more than five million were left homeless and those injured are more than 117,000 people. The death toll has now reached 52,800 by March 6th for both Türkiye and Syria since the first major earthquake to hit the region. A map showing the areas that were hit by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria.			Source: We would like to extend our sincere condolences to all those affected by the earthquakes. Our field teams in the region are safe and accounted for, though some have lost family members and loved ones and lost their entire homes. We appreciate all the emergency workers for their Immense and continued cooperation in a bid to prevent further loss of life and suffering. Field Ready staff immediately responded by rescuing those around them and helping to transport people for medical care and distributing urgently needed relief supplies (for more details, see SitRep#1).  These recent devastating earthquakes in NW Syria, occurring after more than a dozen years of civil war, have left the healthcare system overwhelmed and in desperate need of support. Field Ready has been operational and providing humanitarian assistance to Türkiye and Northwest Syria since 2016. The organization is locally registered in Türkiye and has established good working connections and partnerships with Syria. A rapid field assessment was conducted in NW Syria by Field Ready Türkiye between the 12th and 18th of February 2023 to establish the possibility of intervention to maintain and repair medical devices at regional hospitals so as to aid the medical teams to continue saving lives after fixing the available medical equipment. Field Ready staff fixing a broken Hospital bed Field Ready’s Response For the past seven years, Field Ready has implemented a range of relief and reconstruction projects in this exact earthquake-affected area. The local teams based in Türkiye and Syria have been at the forefront of the emergency response to help survivors by meeting needs through rapid procurement and distribution of NFIs, local manufacturing of relief items, and the innovation of disaster response solutions. Hospital equipment that needs attention										Source: Medical Relief Field Ready has the capacity to repair essential health items that may not be readily available in conflict areas like the Türkiye – Syria situation and yet are very vital to significantly improve the quality of health care delivery. Examples of repaired items to date include air compressors, anesthesia machines, defibrillators, ventilators, ICU pumps, centrifuges, nebulizers, sterilizers, ultrasound machines, ECGs, monitors, CT scanners, and other critically needed devices. These items were distributed, monitored, and evaluated in line with current humanitarian best practices. Non-food Items (NFIs) Field Ready is using initial funding through foundations in the USA and is distributing NFIs (starting with blankets) to the Earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria. Field Ready  “rescue airbags” made from locally recovered and recycled materials. Unique Solutions Field Ready, as part of the Waste 4 Warmth project, makes insulation panels and floor insulation tiles made from recycled plastic used for thousands of people living in dire conditions to protect them from the winter cold and summer heat, which is critical as temperatures plummet in NW Syria and Tükiye. Field Ready designed “rescue airbags” made from locally recovered and recycled materials (including deployed vehicle airbags) which can raise heavy debris and help free those trapped beneath a collapsed structure. Field Ready’s team of extraordinary engineers has rapidly designed a "survival cube" an earthquake safety space that is made of hard metal, and it is designed to resist the pressure from falling debris during an earthquake, following the recurrent earthquakes in the regions of Syria and Türkiye. The Survival Cube is intended for individuals to seek safety in the event of an earthquake until rescue workers come to their aid. It prevents people from being trapped under rubble and prolongs the victim's survival time as they wait for a response. The earthquake Survival Cube is safe, reliable, highly efficient, and can remarkably reduce human death in the event of an earthquake. The Survival Cube has novelty, advanced technology, and a reasonable life-saving structure. Medical equipment assessment in Syria At the end of February, Field Ready carried out a detailed assessment of the health system in NW Syria. The team visited and interviewed key staff from nine (9) hospitals and found that there were no proper medical device maintenance and repair experts, and there were no defined supply chain management systems in place to replace faulty parts in the hospitals. This situation has significantly reduced healthcare efficiency in Syria at such a critical time when the health sector is overwhelmed. Emad Nasher the Field Ready Program Manager for Türkiye and Syria said "The need to have the healthcare facilities operable 24/7, stems from dozens of critical cases arriving at hospitals daily. We have identified a total of 58 items that we can locally repair and save lives” There is a huge community need in terms of the provision of consistent good healthcare services which is further affected by the lack of proper maintenance of the medical devices in every health facility. Services at the healthcare facilities in NW Syria are prone to sudden shutdown because the centers lack the specialized technical staff to maintain and manage systems.

Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Response Situation Report

Situation Update One month has passed since earthquakes rocked Türkiye and Northwest Syria. This is a solemn milestone, and one pauses us...

Group Hand-Washing Stations help High School students and evacuees to stay healthy Field Ready is manufacturing and installing Group Hand-Washing Stations at High Schools across Fiji and the Pacific islands. These are prefabricated devices designed by Field Ready for local conditions and manufacture, that enable handwashing for four people at a time. On 24th February, Field Ready in partnership with USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), delivered and set up a Group Hand-Washing Station for Lami high school that will serve a total of seven hundred and sixty-three (763) beneficiaries including school students, teachers, staff, students living with disabilities, parents, and guardians. This Lami high school Group Hand-Washing Station enables handwashing prior to eating, after using the washrooms, and after outdoor activities. This helps to promote daily hygiene practices in the school and reduce the spread of communicable diseases. Washing hands as a group gives greater access, reduces waiting time, and encourages students to do this socially, making it more fun for them, and increasing important health and hygiene risk-reduction habits. The Rapid Response Manufacturing in the Pacific project is sponsored by BHA and implemented by Field Ready in the South Pacific region, making and supplying essential water, sanitation, and hygiene items locally. The principal Mr. Naisa Cam Toko said, “Students will experience the upscaled sustainable group handwashing station in Lami high school that will support hygiene throughout the academic year during water cuts/ disruptions which is a common occurrence in our school. We are very grateful for this help and it will improve the health and hygiene of our school community” The hand washing station is movable and is able to serve a wide range of activities at the school, such as school functions, and sports events occasions the station may be strategically located in areas of high use or traffic. This Group Hand Washing Station is designed in an inclusive way to accommodate children with disabilities as well. Handwashing activity done in groups provides a practical learning experience based on the principle of skills-based education. Additionally, it encourages peer learning, leading to improved social norms, and is a motivating and fun activity for the students. Better Buckets Field Ready also handed over two (2) Better Buckets to Lami high school. These were received by Mr. Naisa Cama Toko the Principal of the school. This OXFAM-designed bucket, accepted as the industry standard by UN (United Nations) agencies and NGOs, is now produced in Fiji by Field Ready with partners Manubhai Industries Ltd. It provides safe storage and easy access to 14 liters of drinking water. Lami High School is located in Lami Village seven kilometers from Suva city, the capital of Fiji. The school is used as an evacuation center during disaster periods from seasonal cyclones and floods, and so the above facilities will also serve the hygiene of the Evacuees. The Field Ready Team also trained two teachers from the school on how the station should be maintained and serviced to ensure full operation capacity with limited downtime. Field Ready was able to help the hundreds of people in this community thanks to the generous assistance of the People of the United States of America through the USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, with more assistance to be provided to further schools and health facilities in the coming weeks and months.

Field Ready brings Local Manufacturing WASH to High Schools in Fiji

Group Hand-Washing Stations help High School students and evacuees to stay healthy Field Ready is manufacturing and installing Group...


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