News Archive 2009

Press Release

"HOPE for the victims of the conflict in Pakistan"
European Commission funds a Water and Sanitation intervention in Swat valley, N.W.F.P.


HOPE’87 assists at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris

The Secretary General of HOPE’87, Robert Ottitsch, represented the organisation, which enjoys the status “In Operational Relationship with UNESCO” at the General Conference of UNESCO, 6th to 23rd of October, 2009. HOPE’87 cooperates since 1991 with UNESCO and especially with the Sector of Social and Human Sciences (SHS).

Flooding hits Burkina Faso

According to the United Nations almost 90,000 people have been driven from their homes by flooding in Burkina Faso. The country is one of the hardest hit by recent flooding in western Africa. Regionally, the floods have taken at least 160 lives and affected an estimated 600,000 people.

HOPE'87 General Assembly

The yearly General Assembly of HOPE'87 will be held on October 17th, 2 - 4 pm at the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv, Minoritenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna.

ECHO signs Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with HOPE'87

ECHO's task is to ensure goods and services get to crisis zones fast. Goods may include essential supplies, specific foodstuffs, medical equipment, medicines and fuel. Services may include medical teams, water purification teams and logistical support. Goods and services reach disaster areas via ECHO partners.

ECHO Annual Conference

On 10th and 11th of December HOPE’87 participated for the 1st time at the ECHO Annual Conference at the EC in Brussels. The Conference focussed on new political impetus and instruments for the humanitarian aid policy.

HOPE'87 participates in the 34th UNESCO General Conference

The UNESCO General Conference, held every two years, will be inaugurated by Director-General Koichiro Matsuura on 16th of October and will last till 3rd of November 2007. HOPE'87, enjoying the official status "In Operational Relationship with UNESCO", has been invited like in previous years to attend the Conference.

HOPE'87 Emergency Relief Operations 2007/2008 for cyclone victims in Bangladesh

More then 3000 people were recently killed in Bangladesh by the devastating cyclone "Sidr", leaving hundreds of thousands of inhabitants homeless. People lost their property, their belongings, their crops and all means to survive. Up to 90 percent of the region's rice crop was devasted, which will lead to a huge scarcity of food in the months to come.

Comprehensive pain management in Bosnia-Herzegovina

On May 8th, 2008, the Assistant Minister of Health of the Federation of BiH, Dr. Marina Bera, the Assistant Minister of Health and Social Welfare of Republika Srpska, Dr.

HOPE'87 Emergency Relief Operations for cyclone victims in Bangladesh continue

After the disastrous cyclone SIDR in November, 2007 HOPE’87 immediately started relief operations, which are successfully ongoing. By the end of June, 2008 HOPE’87 handed over 318 semi-temporary shelters to vulnerable families in Barguna and Bagerhat Upazila (district). The shelter construction is made in co-operation with local implementing partners and developed according to local needs.