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 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.

New HOPE’87 Branch Office in Latin America

The Branch Office in El Salvador - until now the only HOPE’87 Branch Office in Latin America - gets reinforcement: HOPE’87 will launch a new Branch Office in Chile in September 2008. 
Mr Rudolf LENHART was appointed “Regional Co-ordinator for South America/ HOPE’87-Chile” last June.

HOPE for the victims of the cyclone Nargis in Myanmar

The deadly tropical cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on 2nd and 3rd May 2008. The regions Irrawaddy and Yangon bore the brunt of the disaster.