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Keeping Families Together in Environmental Disasters

A groundbreaking partnership between Medair, EPFL, and Hopeland aims to develop sustainable, protective homes that safeguard families during floods, prevent child abduction, and offer repairable shelters. Using innovative computational design and local materials, this program brings resilient and versatile housing solutions to hundreds of flood-affected families. Currently in the testing phase, the project will soon scale up, benefiting over 1,000 people by providing homes to 170 families.

1000+ People

Will have flood resistant housing

170 Families

Will be provided with homes

How does this project help build a safe and loving family for every child?

The Program

Medair, EPFL, and Hopeland have formed a partnership to create sustainable homes that protect families during floods, prevent child abduction, and offer repairable shelters using innovative computational design and local materials. The program aims to bring resilient housing solutions to hundreds of flood-affected families and is currently in the testing phase, with plans to scale up and benefit over 1,000 people by providing homes to 170 families.

Cutting Edge Solution

This pioneering initiative in South Sudan combines computational design from polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, local knowledge, and materials designed to withstand floodwaters and keep families safe during the flood. The result is a cost-effective and scalable solution that can help communities affected by flooding in South Sudan.

Championing Children and Families

This solution will keep families together during environmental crises. The flood-resistant homes provide a safe and secure environment, preventing displacement and the separation of children from their parents. Designed to be durable and long-lasting, they offer stability and security to families repeatedly affected by flooding.

Measurable Impact

The first phase of the project aims to provide flood-resistant homes to 170 families, which will benefit over 1000 people in South Sudan. It then has potential to scale further beyond that impacting thousands. By providing resilient shelter assistance, the project will help families stay safe during flooding, prevent displacement, and contribute to the long-term recovery and development of flood-affected communities. Making communities more resilient to environmental disasters will have a long term impact on not just families but all areas of the community. 

Strategic Partnership

The project is a collaboration between Hopeland, Medair, and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. The unique combination of expertise and resources from each partner enables a multidisciplinary approach to the development of flood-resistant homes. The project leverages the computational design expertise of the EPFL team, the local knowledge and resources of the Medair team in South Sudan, and the advocacy and fundraising efforts of Hopeland to create a sustainable and impactful solution to the problem of flooding in South Sudan.

Our Unique Contribution

Hopeland is providing essential support to the project through fundraising, advocacy, and community engagement. We are leveraging our network of supporters and partners to raise awareness about the project and generate support for the development and scaling of flood-resistant homes in South Sudan. Our unique contribution to the project is the focus on children and families. Ensuring that their needs and voices are central to the project’s development and implementation. Hopeland is excited about the impact of this project and the opportunities it creates for sustainable and innovative disaster relief and shelter assistance.