News Archive 2013

Rehabilitation and social integration for the youth in BiH - a community approach to rehabilitation and integration

This project supported many activities in order to expand the medical-technical and the medical-psychological know-how of the Community Based Rehabilitation Centres and the Community Mental Health Centres staff. These activities included special training for 180 Community Based Rehabilitation Centres physicians and health care professionals in the field of rehabilitation techniques as well as courses for further training of 90 psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers concerning the prevention and early diagnosis of mental functional disorders.

Humanitarian relief for Malian refugees and livelihood support for local agro-pastoralists in Burkina Faso

The “Tuareg rebellion” in Mali that started in January 2012 brought masses of Malian refugees across the northern borders of neighbouring Burkina Faso. Most of these refugees have ever since been staying in refugee camps in the north of Burkina Faso known as the Sahel region. The camp “Mentao” in the Province of Soum is among the biggest refugee camps in Burkina Faso, hosting 16,546 refugees (as per UNHCR data of May 2013). Living conditions in the camps are tough although many institutions, international organizations and NGOs support the refugees as good as they can.

HOPE for the people affected by the Sahel Crisis

The project “HOPE for the People Affected by the Sahel Crisis” – Emergency relief for Malian Refugees and livelihood support for local pastoralists in Burkina Faso” was implemented in two phases in the rural community of Nassoumbou in the province Soum in the Sahel region. The project objective was to improve the humanitarian situation of the people affected by the current food and refugee crisis in Burkina Faso, sustaining and safeguarding the life and health of beneficiaries, alleviating their suffering and preserving their human dignity.

Humanitarian assistance for natural disasters and conflict victims in Pakistan

This humanitarian aid project that was implemented by HOPE’87 Pakistan with the financial support of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Office (ECHO) in the districts Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) aimed at improving living and hygiene conditions of the vulnerable population affected by natural disaster and/or conflict in Pakistan and to sustain and safeguards their lives and health.

Burkina Faso: Humanitarian Relief for Malian Refugees continues!

The rebellion in Mali that started in January 2012 brought masses of Malian refugees across the Northern borders of neighbouring Burkina Faso. Most of these refugees have been staying in refugee camps in the North of Burkina Faso known as the Sahel region ever since. The camp “Mentao” in the Province of Soum is among the biggest refugee camps in Burkina Faso, hosting 16,546 refugees (as per the latest UNHCR data of May 2013). Living conditions in the camps are tough, although many institutions, international organizations and NGOs support the refugees as well as they can.  The “Opération Serval” – the military offensive led by the French army that started on 10th of January 2013 in Mali, has brought even more Malian refugees (10,490 as per UNHCR fact sheet) to Burkina Faso and worsened living conditions in the camps, especially in Mentao which is relatively close to the Malian border.

Humanitarian Aid: Support to cyclone Mahasen affected people

After the immediate effect of the cyclone, HOPE’87-Bangladesh assigned its Humanitarian Aid Officer to conduct a needs assessment in 16 villages in order to examine the current socio-economic situation of the population affected by the tidal surge of Cyclone Mahasen. They found that the cyclone heavily affected the agricultural sector, followed by livestock production. There was not enough money to buy agricultural products and neither cash nor employment opportunities for the local population.

Bangladesh: Support for the Victims of Cyclone Mahasen

Cyclone Mahasen struck the South-eastern coast of Bangladesh on Thursday morning, 16th May 2013. The storm arrived as a category-1 tropical cyclone reaching its peak intensity with winds of 100 km/h. Cyclones, which are tropical thunderstorms in the Indian Ocean and in parts of the Pacific, are very common in Bangladesh.

Although “Mahasen” was downgraded to a storm before it finally hit the coast, the three districts of Barguna, Patuakhali and Bhola were badly affected by a huge tidal surge and heavy rainfall.

Bangladesh: Support for the victims of the factory building collapse in Savar

On April 24th 2013, a nine-storey factory building collapsed in Savar district, located in the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. Thousands of factory workers, mainly women, were killed or badly injured. Although construction defects had been detected by local authorities just a day before the tragedy, thousands of workers were inside the building when the horrible incident happened.

Extraordinary General Assembly

This is to inform that HOPE'87 will be holding an extraordinary general assembly on Wednesday, 17th of April, at the office of the chairperson.

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