HOPE envisages operational interventions as part of a complex perpective aimed to protect populations living in vulnarable conditions due to natural disasters or military conflicts.
HOPE wants to contribute in buolding a global environment where safety, security, sustainable development are guaranteed to everyone, either women, men and children.
The emergency response of HOPE during the immediate phase mainly consists in providing supports to basic humanitarian needs while planning long term actions aimed to improve resiliance attitude and promote development within the populations effected by critical events. HOPE also commits to contribute in the prevention, management and solution of conflicts.
These kind of interventions implies different short terms actions like: food and water supply, wash services provision, sheltering, education and training, non-food items (NFIs) as well as needs assessments and kick off plans for further restabilisation and development of critical territories.
After the emergency phase, particularly in post-conflict situations, HOPE operates to promote the return of the land to the local population by removing explosive devices and thus reducing the risk of accidents related to the explosion of mines and war residuals. Infact, the decontaminated lands can be used again as a source of resources, as well as income for the communities.
In a context of regrowth, HOPE works to promote awareness of human rights through advocacy and lobby activities with all the victims of conflicts or natural disasters.
These interventions include activities such as: remediation od mined areas, education at mine risk, destruction of explosive devices and assistance to victims.
Either affected by natural disasters or human activities, HOPE wants to promote the socio-economic and cultural development of the communities and individuals involved according to their traditional identity and respecting their environment.
HOPE implements programs aimed to reducing mortality / morbidity, contributes to the improvement of educational programs, promotes rural and agricultural development and offers innovative responses to people's needs, by providing access to enterpreneurial sectors so to create new income chances (social business) while transferring new technologies.
Humanitarian Demining Projects
The project aims to provide specialized training programs on EOD/IED/C-IED in order to reduce the risks for civilians due to landmines and other explosive devices in conflict and post-conflict areas or former war zones.
Besides specific activities related to humanitarian demining, the project wants to achieve the following goals:
- maximising economic independence of the effected populations
- promoting mutual support
- promoting social inclusion
ZERO MINES FOR THE PEOPLE OF SAHRAWI
"I can’t stand on my legs any longer, here’s going to blow up any minute".
Everyone has found themselves say this at least once in their lifetime.
Now, close your eyes and try to imagine how your life would be, if this could happen to you any day, doing anything, going anywhere. If you were not born in your country, but in Western Sahara.
Western Sahara, the land of a 40 year conflict. A point of contention and devided amongst Morocco and Polisario, it is one of the highest country in the world for the number of mines spread throughout all its territory.
A dramatic situation. Dozens of people are mutilated and killed every year by landmines: children mixing up mines for toys, women leaving their refugee camp to provide water, nomads grazing their herds. 600,000 people, part of them confined in refugee camps, people without a safe land where they can live, unable to build their future and constantly living their lives in danger.
Let's give Sahrawi people a future. HOPE Foundation wants to do its part by contributing to clear this land from mines. The first useful step is training a local team of skilled deminers so that they can continue demining programmes independently.
We are doing our best. On November 8th the first Hope Foundation’s training program will start. With 10.000 Euro we can train 15 local deminers and supply the necessary material (metal detector, kit for the mapping of the territory, kits for the rescue of the victims, etc.) to immediately start the demining operations.
Support them with your donation!
Your contribution is fundamental to secure the lands of Western Sahara by clearing them from mines, thus restoring a future to the people of Sahrawi.
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Empowerment of marginalized groups of women in Southern Albania
The project, in partnership with CARITAS South Albania, aims to empower marginalized groups of women in 3 the Cerrik district, a rural area where a high rate of single women live in vulnarable conditions.
The project aims to offer informal education and recall to collective actions in order to develop more capacity building, to improve psycho-social life of the target groups as well as to give more awarness about local and central authorities whom the stakeholders can turn to for improving their livelihood conditions.
Main activities are:
- project team training
- animation activities
- improvement of relations with family members
- roundtables, intergroup meetings, collective actions
- lobby, advocacy and conferencing
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