Disaster prevention and preparedness

Humanitarian Aid: disaster & earthquake prepardness programme/first aid & rescue training

Earthquake experts fear that nearly 40% of all buildings in Dhaka area will be seriously damaged, if a major earthquake ranging from 7 to 7.9 magnitude hits the city. On the other hand, UNDP-CHTDF and GOB declared officially that the Chittagong Hill Tracts region is a zone where earthquakes are very likely. Modern technologies and mass awareness might reduce the losses caused by natural disasters like earthquakes.

Humanitarian Aid: Clean drinking water improves your health!

In accordance with the health and sanitary servies of Soum Province, the water purification tablet programme was extended. HOPE'87 had discussion meetings with the heads of the health and sanitary services in order to find a way to maintain the distribution of tablets to different villages where the population was in need of drinkable water. This was to reduce the risks of diseases related to polluted water.

Education and Training for Risk Prevention in Earthquake Areas of Pakistan

The project "Education and Training for Risk Prevention in Earthquake Areas of Pakistan" was successfully completed and achieved its objective by training 697 craftsmen, 1,334 local community members, 1,000 students and 42 teachers. Besides training in construction related trades, the programme included awareness raising and sensitisation on earthquake resistant construction techniques. This was a co-financed project by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and was implemented with the support of the local partner, the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services Pakistan.

Prevention and protection against the Ebola virus epidemic in endangered border areas of Senegal

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that broke out in Guinea in December 2013 spread to several other West African countries and is being classified as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

A Safer Tomorrow - Institutionalizing disaster preparedness in the education system in Pakistan

In line with the DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) strategy of HOPE'87, this intervention aimed to enhance the Disaster Preparedness capacity of both the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Department (KP ED) responsible for devising, implementing and evaluating policies for schools and colleges up to grade 12 and on the other hand of district education authorities and local schools, which are responsible for training and teaching of DRR curriculum, co-curricular activities and school safety planning.

A Safer Tomorrow – Disaster preparedness in schools

This project aimed to create a culture of safety and disaster resilience in Pakistan, specifically targeted at enhancing awareness raising and building capacities in disaster preparedness in schools in the district Chitral in Pakistan.