Project HOPE Disaster Response Team in Ecuador to Identify Medical Needs in Aftermath of Deadly Earthquake
Team working through latest 6.0 magnitude quake near same areas impacted less than one week ago
After Six- Months Away, Navy Hospital Ship Comfort Returns Home:
Posted by former CEO and president of Project HOPE, Dr. John Howe, III, M. D.
The international community considers Syria – and the effects on its population – to be the number one humanitarian crisis in the world today. The statistics are sobering. Since the civil war began in 2011, millions of Syrian civilians have been fleeing the conflict and its impact – destroyed homes, lack of food, jobs and health care. These uprooted civilians are now considered either Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) roaming the country looking for a safer, better life, or they have fled Syria to neighboring countries and are now refugees.
Syrian Refugee Crisis: the number one humanitarian crisis in the world today.
Project HOPE is gravely concerned for the health of millions of Syrian refugees who have fled war-ravaged Syria and Iraq, many of whom are attempting the dangerous trek by land or sea to Europe. Our staff in Europe is coordinating with government officials in the region to enable HOPE to plan an effective humanitarian response to the crisis and ship additional medicines and medical supplies to help those in need.
In addition to providing volunteer medical teams to support the people of Nepal in response to their multiple destructive earthquakes, Project HOPE has also organized the donation of medical supplies and medications to aid in their healing process.
In total, $6.4 million of donated Project HOPE materials are now in the hands of the Department of Health Services at Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population. Despite the unavoidable holdups and bottlenecks, Project HOPE's medical supplies and medications are reaching the people of Nepal at a time when they are most in need.
The Women's Division for Project HOPE holds fundraisers throughout the year:
The first event of this fiscal year was held at the L. K. Bennett London Boutique at the Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan, on September 2nd. "A Girls’ Night Out - Shopping Party" was a fun event with a generous discount offered to the attendees and a very generous donation to our cause. We thank LK Bennett for their generosity and a hard-working committee who made it all go smoothly. What a fun night it was!