HOPE'87 Emergency Relief Operations 2007/2008 for cyclone victims in Bangladesh

More then 3000 people were recently killed in Bangladesh by the devastating cyclone "Sidr", leaving hundreds of thousands of inhabitants homeless. People lost their property, their belongings, their crops and all means to survive. Up to 90 percent of the region's rice crop was devasted, which will lead to a huge scarcity of food in the months to come. Polluted drinking water is causing wide-spread diseases and most of the educational infrastructure was destroyed.

HOPE'87 and its Branch Office HOPE'87-Bangladesh, supported by "Jugend Eine Welt- Don Bosco (Austria)", "Jugend Dritte Welt- Don Bosco (Germany)" carried out Emergency Relief Operations already for the flood victims early last year and doubbled their efforts together with Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (VIS-Italy) to provide the cyclone victims with essential goods in 2008.

For the moment about 6.000 victims in the Sharonkhola Upadzilla in the District of Bagherhat, about 270 km South-West of the capital Dhaka as well as in Barguna District receive food items, drinking water, water purification tablets as well as basic tools and support for the construction of shelters and reconstruction of damaged houses. Rehabilitation of livelihoods will provide the victims with a chance to restore their income generating activities. HOPE'87 expresses its gratitude to all the donors as well as the District authorities and the Army of Bangladesh for supporting these operations.

Please, see more photos of the Emergency Relief Operation in our "Gallery". If you wish to donate, please use the following bank account with the remark "Cyclone":

Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft (BAWAG, Vienna)
IBAN AT31 1400 0046 1066 5298

We will keep you updated on this page.

The Cyclone Emergency Relief Operations in Bangladesh are a cooperation of HOPE'87 with "Jugend Eine Welt- Don Bosco (Austria)",  "Jugend Dritte Welt- Don Bosco (Germany)", “Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo” (VIS-Italy) with funding from “AGIRE” (Italia) and the “Conferenza Episcopale Italiana“

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