ONE HOUSE, ONE FAMILY
IF YOU EVER WANTED TO DO SOMETHING FOR CLIMATE DISPLACED PEOPLE, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE.
Ever wanted to do something for climate displaced people? This is your chance to show your altruism and compassion and directly make a difference in building a better world.
DS and YPSA are delighted to announce the launch of Phase 3 of our One House, One Family at a time project in Bangladesh where we raise funds and build permanent homes for some of this country’s most vulnerable climate displaced families.
If you have you ever wanted to do something directly about climate change, now you can…
During the first two phases of OHOF we built nine (9) high quality, safe houses providing permanent, lifelong housing solutions for more than 50 people who through no fault of their own have been displaced because of the ravages of climate change.
Once Phase 3 is completed, OHOF will have built 20 homes and provided much needed housing to some 120 Bangladeshi citizens.
With your help we are planning to build eleven (11) more homes and assist up to 70 more climate displaced people.
As is well-known, Bangladesh is one of the countries hardest hit by climate change. Every year tens of thousands of people across the country permanently lose their homes to rising sea levels, violent tropical cyclones, devastating floods and other effects of climate change. Most have nowhere else to go. Solving this problem starts with land.
Displacement Solutions has worked on this problem in Bangladesh for seven years with our local partner Young Power in Social Action (YPSA – www.ypsa.org). We have discovered that, after being displaced, many people are remaining in what should be temporary settings such as living on roadsides and embankments despite increasingly unliveable conditions – such as a lack of clean drinking water or unsanitary conditions due to regular flooding of their houses – but are unable to leave as they have no viable alternative; they want to relocate but have no option to do so.
We encourage everyone to donate what they can to help us reach our total target of €100,000. We’re part of the way there – Help us reach our goal.
We urge, in particular, everyone who works for climate change organisations and these organisations themselves to put their money where their mouths are and join in this growing global effort to provide concrete housing solutions for the world’s most rapidly growing group of displaced persons, those forced to flee their homes because of climate change.
OHOF IS EXPANDING – JOIN US TO DO MORE!
We are happy to announce that we are also in the process of designing additional OHOF programmes in Papua New Guinea, Panama, India and Sri Lanka – and we will keep you posted when these new OHOF’s begin!
OHOF – PANAMA
Displacement Solutions (www.displacementsolutions.org) has been actively/continuously working in Panama since 2014 with our local partner, the indigenous community of Gardi Sugdub. In 2014 after learning that the community of Gardi Sugdub had decided to relocate from their island to the mainland, Displacement Solutions (DS) started a long-term collaboration with the community, starting with a visit and a mission report entitled, The Peninsula Principles in Action. Climate Change and Displacement in the Autonomous Region of Gunayala, Panama; Mission Report. The report made this case visible at both the national and international levels. Most importantly, it also contributed to summarize the information about what has been done, and proposed a path for the Panamanian and other international stakeholders such as the Inter-American Development Bank, to garner support for the community and move forward with the project.
OHOF – PAPUA NEW GUINEA
To support the Carteret Islanders in Papua New Guinea, we are working with our long-time partners Tulele Peisa as part of OHOF-PNG to build 31 new homes on the safer island of Bougainville at an even lower per house cost of €6,334 each, with an overall target of €196,351.
OHOF – INDIA
We will soon begin fundraising and building India.
OHOF – SRI LANKA
We will soon begin fundraising and building efforts in Sri Lanka.