Reconstruction, relief and rehabilitation

Humanitarian Aid: Muzffargarh Saaf Pani, WASH II

In coordination with ADRA Pakistan, HOPE’87 successfully implemented a WASH project so that the vulnerable population affected by the flood could overcome the situation and improve hygiene practices. The key results of this project included the availability of safe drinking water, the improvement of hygiene practices and the rehabilitation of sanitation facilities. Under the project, 450 water sources and 750 household and school latrines were rehabilitated and 750 vulnerable families were given a health kit and hygiene kits for 8 months to encourage hygienic practices.

Humanitarian Aid: WASH Assistance for floods and conflict victims in Pakistan

The project started in October 2010 and was successfully completed in June 2011. Initially, the project was only approved for the province of KPK, but responding to the needs of Sindh floods of 2011, HOPE’87 requested a contract renewal from the donor ECHO. Fortunately, an additional 325,000 EUR of funds were allocated for the victims of Sindh floods. The part of the project in Sindh was completed on 30th June - the result included the completion of 100 hand pumps, 200 latrines and the distribution of 2,000 water storage and hygiene kits to the most vulnerable families.

Humanitarian Aid: Network support to self-recovery shelter and rehabilitation support for victims of the Typhoon Haiyan

After the destruction that typhoon Haiyan left behind in the Philippines, thousands of people were moved to temporary shelters, such as tents or community facilities, as their own houses were partially or completely destroyed by the storm. The reconstruction of houses thus remains a top priority, even nearly a year after the disaster.

Rehabilitation of Livelihood

Based on the HOPE'87 livelihood assessment, HOPE'87 was selected for an ECHO funded project and, after obtaining a requisite No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in April 2010, HOPE'87 started implementing the first project activities through its local partner UQAB Welfare Society. The intervention that took place between April and September 2010 focused on the agricultural population and destitute families.

Humanitarian Aid: HOPE for the victims of conflict in Pakistan

HOPE'87 completed its first ECHO-funded project in Tehsil Charbagh of the District Swat by 30th April, 2010. The main highlights of the project were as follows:

  • Water Supply Scheme Rehabilitation

    Approximately 1,782 meters of piped water supply were identified as in need of rehabilitation which was then completed successfully. Water storage equipment was distributed to a total of 4,200 families.

  • Rehabilitated sanitation facilities

    A total of 216 latrines (160 community and private latrines and 56 school latrines) were rehabilitated.

  • Education and psychosocial care in Port-au-Prince

    HOPE'87 and its partner Don Bosco started rebuilding the centre for street children "Lakou-Lakay" and the school "Marie Auxiliatrice" in 2010 after the earthquake in Haiti and dedicated their work to the education and care of 2,100 affected children. Besides the emphasis on the continuation of education, the project included one hot meal per day for each child. Suffering from the earthquake and disaster, more than 1,500 children reaped the benefits from psychosocial care and several arts and sports activities for coping with their trauma.

    Education as a pillar of reconstruction

    Cité Soleil in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince is one of the biggest slums on the American continent inhabiting more than 300,000 people. After the heavy earthquake of the 12th January 2010, a school in Onaasch, a district in Cité Soleil, caved in and 600 children between 3 to 12 years lost the only nearby opportunity for essential education forcing them to march long distances in order to reach the next school in their neighbourhood, which is crowded and preventing efficient learning atmospheres.

    Earthquake in Haiti

    On 12th January 2010 an earthquake with the magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale killed about 230,000 people in Haiti. The epicentre was close to the overpopulated capitel of Port-au-Prince and totally destroyed large parts of the city. 3 million people were affected, out of which 2 million were displaced and 540,000 were living in camps afterwards.

    Help for the children of Olovo

    In mid-May 2014 and in August 2014, after heavy precipitation and continuous rainfall, 30% of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered from major flooding and landslides, which had devastating effects on an already weak economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. More than 950,000 people were displaced and at least 100,000 buildings and houses, including 230 schools and healthcare facilities were damaged or destroyed. The floods hit 36 municipalities in the Republika Srpska and 15 in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Emergency relief for storm affected people in Bogra district

    Dozens of people have been injured and 42 killed when the Nor'wester lashed through Bangladesh on 4th of April 2015. The Nor’wester, an intense type of storm that occasionally occurs in Bangladesh and adjacent parts of India, was the first severe storm in the usual spring storm season. It lashed through Dhaka, Rajshahi, Bogra, Naogaon, Natore, Pabna, Sirajganj, Chapainawabaganj, Gaibandha, Sherpur, Manikganj and Narshindi districts in Bangladesh. Bogra was the worst affected district and several people were killed by collapsing walls and falling trees.