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HOPE’87 is an Austrian initiative cooperating closely with the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs regarding the support of youth employment projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America as well as in Central- and Eastern Europe. In 12 countries worldwide HOPE’87 is represented by local Country Representatives, who are responsible for locating, supervising and evaluating projects, supporting beneficiaries with the necessary know-how and establishing close working relations with national governments and authorities, NGOs and international organisations and agencies.

Special attention is given to humanitarian aid projects such as in flood and earthquake affected Pakistan, earthquake devastated Haiti, monsoon-stricken Bangladesh or earthquake affected Nepal. However, the provision of essential goods, food and non-food items, medical care and activities in the water, sanitarian and hygiene (WaSH) sector are always combined with development activities in order to support an efficient and fast recovery of the local infrastructure within the principle of LRRD (linking relief, rehabilitation and development).

Further focus is given to disaster risk reduction ( DRR) and disaster preparedness (DP) measures, especially in the fields of school safety and education in emergencies. HOPE’87 is an accredited partner of ECHO (European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection Office) and of the Austrian Development Agency- Humanitarian Aid.