The aftermath of natural disasters along with the consequences of civil unrest have led to hundreds of thousands of people either becoming internally displaced or requiring shelter in neighboring countries. Moreover, poverty ridden communities lacking access to essential infrastructure such as schools and homes cripples the foundation of society.
Syrian refugee child smiles in new Caravan Home
HHRD Shelter of Hope for Rohingya Refugees
Where HHRD Is Working: Through this program, HHRD is providing shelter homes to Syrian refugee families in Jordan and Rohingya refugee families in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Both have faced unimaginable hardship over the past few years and require the safety of shelter homes to live a dignified life.
Caravans of Hope Syrian Refugee Families
HHRD's Middle East North Africa (MENA) office in Jordan, a registered NGO in 2013, is providing humanitarian assistance refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. These Caravans of Hope serve not only as shelters for families, but also Learning Centers of Hope for the generations growing up in these camps.
More than 4.5 million Syrians have fled their country since the civil war began in March of 2011. This project provides a decent shelter for Syrian refugee families in Jordan, especially those in remote places or camps and widows with their orphan children. Each shelter comes with two rooms, a small kitchen area, running water, and a functional toilet.
Cost of one Caravan Home= $5,000
In 2019, HHRD MENA helped 1,188 refugees with its Shelter Homes project.
An estimated 85,000 Syrian refugee children in Jordan and 250,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are out of school. A mobile school is a classroom with 16 benches and desks that seat up to 3 students per bench. HHRD gives furniture, chalk/white/or smart board, school supplies, books, and other educational essentials needed for these children to thrive.
Cost of Learning Center= $18,000
24 Learning Centers (in Jordan and Lebanon) have helped over 1,200 children
Shelter Homes of Hope for Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
Since 1978, the Rohingya have faced decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in the Rakhine State, Myanmar. HHRD has been assisting the needy in Myanmar since 2008 and scaled up its assistance during the August 2017 mass migration.
An estimated 1 million Rohingya reside in what has become the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar. They remain tremendously vulnerable living in exceedingly challenging conditions. HHRD shelter of hope provide two rooms, a balcony and are made with material to sustain high winds and rains. Homes are provided with solar powered electric fixtures, utensils and household items for a family of 6.
Cost of Shelter Home= $840
From 2018-2019, HHRD provided 2,125 Shelter Homes of Hope to Rohingya refugee families.