World Humanitarian Day

  •  On the 19th of August we celebrated the World Humanitarian Day.
  • Armed conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics can give rise to a humanitarian crisis and endanger the lives of thousands of people within a short time. When governments and local civilian populations lack sufficient capacities to alleviate the impacts of an emergency, humanitarian aid is needed.
  • In Myanmar, the military coup from February 2021 and the global COVID-19 pandemic have led to an increasing number of internally displaced persons, with about 3 million people in need of humanitarian assistance across the country.
  • In the conflict-affected Chin state alone, where HOPE’87 is implementing its project, the humanitarian situation remains dire, as the majority of displaced persons are unable to return to their homes due to ongoing hostilities and continue to experience significant challenges in accessing basic needs.
  • With its humanitarian aid project, HOPE’87 therefore provides humanitarian assistance to the children of the internally displaced people living in camps in Paletwa and helps to ensure a coordinated approach to provide water, sanitation and hygiene as well as to respond to the nutrition and health needs.
  • Take a look at the pictures from our humanitarian aid project in Myanmar!