Reconstruction, relief and rehabilitation

Emergency relief for victims of a massive windstorm in Bhutan

In Bhutan, hundreds of houses, schools, government buildings and historic temples were destroyed within nine dzongkhags of southern Bhutan when a massive windstorm hit the country on Saturday, April 4th 2015. Roofs were blown off, windows were broken, countless trees were felled and the wind damaged many valuable belongings and cars. The crops being grown in the fields were left damaged and the local people at the affected districts were left without proper shelter.

Humanitarian Aid: HOPE for the flood victims in Pakistan

The project “HOPE for the flood victims” was successfully completed in 8 months between 1st of October 2010 and 31st of May 2011 achieving all the targets and objectives. This programme was co-financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and supported by the UNESCO Foundation – Education for Children in Need and implemented with the support of the local partner “Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO)”. During the project three Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) water supply schemes and 30 communal water supply sources (dug wells) were rehabilitated and restored.

Savar: Rehabilitation and support for injured garment workers

In the morning of April 24th 2013, the nine-storied Rana Plaza factory building collapsed. The collapsed building was housing up to eight garment factories. According to estimates, 3,122 garment workers, mostly women, were inside the building at the time of the collapse but numbers may have been much higher in reality. A three-week long rescue operation found 1,129 dead bodies and thousands of workers missing. Officially, 2,437 workers were rescued. Among them, 600 have been severely injured in this tragedy and were admitted to surrounding hospitals.

Reduction of food insecurity during the lean season in Burkina Faso

This humanitarian aid project, financed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Office aimed at supporting 2,500 poor households in the Région du Centre of Burkina Faso during the lean period between the using-up of last year’s harvest and the new harvest, where the households are in a state of extreme food insecurity and especially children are at risk of malnutrition.

Humanitarian relief for Malian refugees and livelihood support for local agro-pastoralists in Burkina Faso

The “Tuareg rebellion” in Mali that started in January 2012 brought masses of Malian refugees across the northern borders of neighbouring Burkina Faso. Most of these refugees have ever since been staying in refugee camps in the north of Burkina Faso known as the Sahel region. The camp “Mentao” in the Province of Soum is among the biggest refugee camps in Burkina Faso, hosting 16,546 refugees (as per UNHCR data of May 2013). Living conditions in the camps are tough although many institutions, international organizations and NGOs support the refugees as good as they can.

Humanitarian assistance for natural disasters and conflict victims in Pakistan

This humanitarian aid project that was implemented by HOPE’87 Pakistan with the financial support of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Office (ECHO) in the districts Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) aimed at improving living and hygiene conditions of the vulnerable population affected by natural disaster and/or conflict in Pakistan and to sustain and safeguards their lives and health.

Humanitarian Aid: Support to cyclone Mahasen affected people

After the immediate effect of the cyclone, HOPE’87-Bangladesh assigned its Humanitarian Aid Officer to conduct a needs assessment in 16 villages in order to examine the current socio-economic situation of the population affected by the tidal surge of Cyclone Mahasen. They found that the cyclone heavily affected the agricultural sector, followed by livestock production. There was not enough money to buy agricultural products and neither cash nor employment opportunities for the local population.

Humanitarian crisis response: Water in Afar

In order to minimize the problems resulting from low water and sanitation coverage, HOPE’87, in cooperation with PADet (Professional Alliance for Development), implemented the “Water in Afar” project in Dulecha and Argoba special districts. The three basic components of the project were water supply, sanitation and hygiene education. Thus, the objective was to provide safe and clean water supply and sanitation services for the needy community through construction of water supply schemes and sanitation facilities.

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