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10 Photos of the Hope You Provided in 2023

From Gaza and Syria to Namibia and Colombia, your support helped Project HOPE expand health care access to millions of people this year. Here are 10 photos that show how far that hope went.

In a year marked by conflict, disaster, and humanitarian crises, your support helped Project HOPE improve access to health care for millions of people around the world.

You helped our teams respond when catastrophic earthquakes rocked Türkiye, Syria, and Morocco.

You were there for families displaced by conflict in Israel, Gaza, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, and more.

You expanded access to maternal health care for women in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Nigeria, and around the world.

And you strengthened frontline health care workers in Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Haiti.

Thanks to you, millions of people around the world were able to access the health care they deserve. Here are 10 photos of the hope you made possible in 2023.

Providing Relief to Families Facing Conflict in Gaza

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Project HOPE delivered thousands of hygiene kits, mattresses and blankets to our partner, Anera, who distributed them to displaced populations in Khan Yunis, Gaza. Photo by Motaz Al Aaraj for Project HOPE, 2023. December 14, 2023

Health systems inside Gaza are at their breaking point after months of violence that has left thousands dead and 85% of the population displaced. Project HOPE established a supply chain into Gaza that included an initial shipment of family hygiene kits, 4,000 blankets, and 9,000 mattresses, seen here being loaded for delivery in southern Gaza. We also established a primary health care clinic in Deir Al Balah, Gaza and are building a medical team in Rafah to provide medical care to three schools housing internally displaced people.

Strengthening Primary Health Centers in Northwest Syria

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A doctor from SRD treats a young patient in the clinic. The new primary health centers will provide medical health consultations, mental health support, reproductive health, antenatal care, postnatal care, family planning, and referrals to higher levels of care.

The February 2023 earthquake that rocked southern Türkiye also damaged communities in northern Syria, many of which have been facing a humanitarian crisis for more than a decade. After our initial response to the earthquake, Project HOPE is now working through partners to provide broader long-term support for the health system in northwest Syria. At Albasouta Primary Health Center, seen here, doctors from our local partner Syrian Relief and Development (SRD) provide primary care to families and children.

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Children at a safe space in Achbarou, a rural community where Project HOPE provides mental health and psychosocial activities through our local partner, High Atlas Foundation. Photo by High Atlas Foundation for Project HOPE, 2023.

The 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Morocco in September was the strongest earthquake to hit the country in over a century. The earthquake left an overwhelming need for mental health support in Morocco’s rural communities, where mental health services are scarce. Project HOPE is working through our local partners Project Soar and the High Atlas Foundation to provide mental health and psychosocial support to women and children in impacted communities — like in Achbarou, seen here, where children enjoy a day of art, games, and activities during a psychosocial workshop led by High Atlas Foundation.

Doing What It Takes To Deliver Vaccines in Ethiopia

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Photo by Project HOPE staff, 2023.

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Project HOPE is expanding access to polio vaccines and other immunizations in six regions of Ethiopia — including Afar Region, which experienced flooding that forced one local health worker to cross a fallen palm tree to deliver vaccines to a community cut off from care.

Delivering Lifesaving Relief Inside Sudan

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Photo by SAPA for Project HOPE, 2023.

Violent conflict erupted in Sudan in April 2023, devastating the country and claiming the lives of more than 12,000 people in the months since. With the country’s health system on the brink of collapse, Project HOPE helped coordinate the delivery of 24,000 pounds of vital medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, hygiene supplies, and therapeutic food to Sudan in October 2023. Along with key partners including Airlink, MAP International, Flexport.org, Astral Aviation, Qatar Airways, and the Sudanese American Physicians Association (SAPA), Project HOPE successfully coordinated the delivery of $13 million worth of relief to ensure that hospitals and health facilities had the supplies they need to continue treating patients.

Connecting A Refugee Mother and Son to Care in Poland

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Natalia and her son Gennaidy fled Odesa when the bombing started. In Poland, Project HOPE partner’s Accessible World Foundation has provided free physical therapy and psychosocial support for both of them. “We are very happy that such organizations exist and that they don’t leave us on our own,” Natalia says.

Natalia and her son, Gennaidy, are Ukrainian refugees from Odesa living in Krakow, Poland. Thanks to Project HOPE’s support, Gennaidy is undergoing physical therapy at Accessible World, a Project HOPE partner in Krakow that provides physical therapy and rehabilitation services, along with art therapy, yoga, language classes, and more to help Ukrainian refugees protect their physical and mental health. “This therapy really helped because he became stronger,” Natalia says. “He became more active. He began to trust people and to be more content. We are very happy that such organizations exist and that they don’t leave us on our own.”

Supporting Ukrainians After a Devastating Dam Disaster

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Alexander’s house. “I dedicated my whole life to building this,” he said.

The June 6 destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine was a catastrophic turn in the war for Ukrainians in the region. In the village of Novotymofiyivka, years of work were undone in an instant when flooding inundated residents’ homes. With support from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, Project HOPE delivered millions of liters of clean drinking water in Kherson to help communities with the highest need. “We are very grateful to the volunteers and everyone involved that you did not forget about us,” said a local resident named Iryna. “Drinking water for us is worth its weight in gold.”

Bringing Mothers Together for Prenatal Care in Nigeria

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Mothers attend a group prenatal care class together in Niger State, Nigeria. Photo by Project HOPE staff, 2023.

Niger State, Nigeria, has some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the country. Only half of women in Niger State attend a single antenatal care visit during pregnancy, and just 9% of mothers and newborns receive postnatal care in the critical 72 hours after childbirth. Thanks to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through Technical Advice Connect (TA Connect), Project HOPE is addressing these barriers by bringing thousands of women together for group antenatal care sessions where they receive health services and learn from health workers and each other about how to participate in their own care.

Improving Care for Venezuelan Mothers in Colombia

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Inside the maternal ward at Erasmo Meoz University Hospital, where Project HOPE has delivered essential medical equipment and provided health workers to help meet the rise in need among Venezuelan migrants and refugees.

Colombia is home to nearly 2 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants, including large numbers of women who have had to navigate pregnancy without essential maternal health services. At Erasmo Meoz Hospital in Cúcuta, Project HOPE provides support so women can deliver their babies in safe conditions at no cost. “We have been together with Project HOPE for many years now,” says Dr. Mario Galvis, a doctor at the hospital. “This hospital doesn’t discriminate. We don’t charge anything. We’re taking away the myth that Venezuelans are taking our resources.”

Building a Brighter Future for Young Women in Namibia

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Investing in women ripples across the entire global economy: For every $1 spent on women’s health, $3 gets returned as economic growth. Photo by Project HOPE staff, 2023.

In Namibia, Project HOPE helped girls and young women reach their full potential — and lower their risk of HIV infection — through the PEPFAR/USAID-funded DREAMS program. Through DREAMS, young women received mentorships, youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, menstrual hygiene management materials, education support, financial literacy trainings, apprenticeships, small business support, job placements, and access to preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV testing services. From 2018–2023, Project HOPE helped test more than 95,000 people for HIV and increased access to PrEP for 20,000 young women.

We are so grateful to all of our colleagues, partners, and donors who have made this work possible. Thank you!

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