with the destruction of homes, schools roads, and much more throughout Sri Lanka's protracted conflict, many resettled families are continuing the long and slow process of rebuilfing.
E - Newsletter
In response to the immense damage that Hurricane Sandy inflicted on the East Coast of the U.S., IMHO offered its share of support to victims in both New York in New Jersey.
In Haiti, the city of Petit Guave was one of the cities badly affected by the 2010 earthquake, and today many people are still living in sheds.
Thousands of civilians in Sri Lanka lost their limbs and many became paraplegic during the civil conflict that ended in 2009.
The success and excitement brought on by our 9th Annual Convention in Toronto this spring has spilled over to our programming now as well.
The 9th Annual IMHO Convention was held with great fanfare on April 27th & 28th, 2012 in Toronto, Canada, and we are so grateful to all those who attended, participated, and supported the event.
Coordinated by the Women's Education and Research Centre (WERC), a handful of marginalized from various communities were given vocational and life skills training, provided with a trishaw (three-wheeler), and organized into small collectives for financial accountability and group support.
Cyclone Thane, which slammed Southern India on December 30, 2011, came packed with wind speeds of approximately 135 kmph. It claimed 33 lives and left around 200,000 people homeless in the regions of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.
On behalf of the entire IMHO team, we would like to wish all of you a very happy holiday season and a year full of happiness, success, and good health in 2012!
All volunteers, donors, supporters, and team members of the IMHO family of organizations (including IMHO USA, IMHO Canada, IMHO Lanka, and IMHO European Union/UK) are invited to attend our 2012 annual convention.
In response to the dire situation in which many struggling families in garbarge villages in Egypt find themselves, IMHO provided support to a group known as "A Remnant Remains" through a contribution of $5,000 towards their Scalable Solar Electricity Project aimed at providing electricity through solar panels to village homes in Helwan, Egypt.
Since our last e-newsletter, IMHO has provided support for a number of efforts targeted at rebuilding lives and supporting the vital health services available to resettled families and those affected by the war in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.
IMHO is thrilled to announce that Dr. T. Sathiyamoorthy, current Medical Superintendent at the Vavuniya General Hospital in Northern Sri Lanka, has been named the winner of the 2010 InterAction Humanitarian Award! Each year InterAction recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in support of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the people they serve in the developing world.
Many people in need across Sri Lanka are counting on us to do all that we can to help rebuild lives, develop key medical and health infrastructure, and deliver crucial health services...and with your help, we have been doing just that since 2004 !
In February 2011, Eastern Sri Lanka was pounded by a second round of severe flooding that again displaced hundreds of thousands and wreaked havoc across the region.
1. As part of the ongoing micro-grants and livelihoods support efforts in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, 40 families are now benefiting at present from the support provided by IMHO.
With Eastern Sri Lanka being hit hard by the most severe monsoon rains in over 50 years, many already struggling communities found themselves faced again with yet another disaster.
As another year draws to a close, IMHO ended the year with a flurry of activity in support of a whole host of efforts across Sri Lanka,