News Archive 2013

We want health!

Project Description

The overall objective of this initiative was to provide easy access to medical facilities to the members of the Toba Tribe, especially children, as well as to vulnerable families living in Cerrito, Paraguay. The aim of this project was to raise awareness and distribute information within the community regarding the vital importance of regular health checks and health care issues.

Kinderlachen für Peru

Project Description

The aim of the HOPE’87 project in Peru is to create an atmosphere of close cooperation and exchange within the local community of “24 de Diciembre”, located in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho (Lima/Peru) and to improve the quality of life of young children under the age of 5.

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

Project Description

The overall objective of the project is to improve the opportunities of people with disabilities (civil war and mine victims and specifically disadvantaged young people) in order to facilitate a physical and intellectual participation in the socio-economic life in Bosnia Herzegovina.

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

Project Description

The “Tuareg rebellion” in Mali that started in January 2012 brought masses of Malian refugees across the northern borders of neighboring 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).

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

Project Discription

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 ppopulation 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.

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.

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