Project AquaBox

Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, flooding, drought, typhoons or hurricanes happen all too often. They can occur in any location in the world, causing widespread disruption, loss of life, food and water shortages.

Similarly, man-made conflicts result not only in severe damage to infrastructure but also in large numbers of people being displaced from their homes with very limited access to shelter and essential living items.

Since its formation in 1992, Aquabox has sent more than 110,000 aid boxes to more than 50 countries around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of people in times of crisis.

As well as a water-filtration unit, each Aquabox contains a variety of humanitarian aid items, including cooking utensils, hygiene equipment, tools, shelter materials, baby and children’s clothing and educational items.

What you might find in a box

Aquabox is a vibrant community project with over 70 volunteers who come to our depot in the heart of the beautiful Peak District each week, to assemble and test the family filters and then pack them into the blue Aquaboxes along with over 70 items of humanitarian aid in preparation for the next natural or man-made disaster.

AquaBox cost in 2019: £150 each