Aquaboxes for Libya flood victims

Sunday 14th January 2024

Rotary Aid Aquaboxes

The Aquabox Gold box: making life easier for people who have lost everything.

Since its formation in 1992, Aquabox has distributed more than 110,000 Aquabox Gold humanitarian aid boxes to countries around the world suffering from natural or man-made disasters, helping hundreds of thousands of people in times of crisis.


Each Gold box contains an Aquabox family filter, plus a range of items carefully selected to make life easier for people living in extreme deprivation: tools, lighting, survival aids, cooking equipment, eating and drinking, educational aids and hygiene provisions. This is not a random selection: we liaise regularly with our partners ‘on the ground’ in refugee camps and disaster areas, and the items that go in the Gold box are the things they tell us are most needed.

Lots of aquaboxes being registered and checked

Because we have to be confident that our aid items are sourced from factories which don’t involve child labour, slave labour or money laundering, the goods in the Gold boxes are purchased only from suppliers who can demonstrate ethical employment and management policies. Wherever possible we purchase goods in bulk, direct from the producer, to ensure that we buy on the best possible terms; and because the Gold boxes are packed entirely by unpaid volunteer teams, there is no additional labour cost involved. Nevertheless, each Gold box represents a cost to us of £150 at 2023 prices, and like everyone else we face rising prices across the board.

Aquabox Gold box Aug 23



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