News Archive 2014

Another wave of flooding in South Asia. Death toll rises in Pakistan.

Several weeks of intense rainfall have caused massive flooding in South Asia yet again. Hundreds of people have already died in floods and landslides in Pakistan in the past few days. The water levels are already approaching those of the dramatic floods of 2010. In Bangladesh, half a million people are displaced as floods have damaged or destroyed their houses.

Prevention and protection against Ebola Virus Disease in Senegal

HOPE'87 implements activities to strengthen prevention and protection against the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in the Casamance Region in the south of Senegal. This project is supported by FAI (Flight Ambulance International) and the Foundation UNESCO - Education for Children in Need.

Österreichs Auslands-Katastrophenhilfe: jetzt die Versprechen im Regierungsprogramm einlösen

On today's World Humanitarian Day the Austrian NGO platform "Global Responsibility" urges the Austrian government to step up humanitarian aid efforts.

West Africa: 20 million people threatened by hunger crisis in the Sahel region

Ouagadougou - Many households have still not recovered from the consecutive severe food and nutrition crises of the last decade, and yet again 20 million people across the Sahel region of West Africa face malnutrition and hunger.

Robert Ottitsch, Secretary General of HOPE'87, in the Republic of Moldova

During his three days-visit  of the capital Chisinau, the HOPE'87 Secretary General assisted at the topping-out ceremony of the future social center for handicapped youth "Agapis" of the orthodox Church Sf Dumitru, led by Father Pavel Borshevschi.

Bangladesh: Children & Sports Project successfully completed!

 Swim for your lives. Every year some areas of Bangladesh suffer from severe floods and mudslides. Nevertheless, many Bangladeshi children do not know how to swim and therefore are potential victims to drowning.

Secretary General Robert Ottitsch on mission to Senegal

HOPE’87 Secretary General Robert Ottisch, together with UNESCO Special Ambassador Dr. Ute Henriette Ohoven, her daughter Claudia Jerger and journalist Heinz Suender, are currently on mission in Senegal, visiting several joint projects of HOPE’87 and the UNESCO Foundation for Children in Need in Dakar, the capital of Senegal and in the rural province Casamance.

Designated Country Representative for Bhutan for training in Vienna

In October 2013, HOPE’87 Secretary General Robert Ottitsch went on a fact-finding mission to the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan to look into cooperation opportunities in the sector of youth education and development. This is when he met Ms Karma Yangdon, a Bhutanese woman, who was greatly interested in the work of HOPE’87 and possible joint activities.