Humanitarian Aid

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.

Distribution of water purification tablets

With generous support of "Apotheker helfen e.V.", HOPE'87 distributed 1.000.000 Water Purification Tablets (WPT) as needed in disaster areas. 10.000 families benefited from this relief activity.

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 dedicatd 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 have been displaced and 540.000 are living in camps.

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. IWPR reports indicate that the disaster will have devastating effects on an already weak economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. More than 950.000 people have been displaced and at least 100.000 buildings and houses, including 230 schools and healthcare facilities have been damaged or destroyed.

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.

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. The local people at the affected districts were left without proper shelter.

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 has 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). 

Emergency Aid Haiyan - Philippines

In response to the disastrous situation after typhoon Haiyan struck the central parts of the Philippines in early November 2013, emergency assistance activities were implemented over a period of three months, targeting families severely hit by the typhoon.