HI launched its first programme in India in 1988, providing technical support to a rehabilitation centre in Puducherry, in the south of India. The organisation subsequently intervened following the earthquake in Gujarat in 2001. It also implemented disaster risk reduction, mine risk education (in Jammu and Kashmir) and rehabilitation activities for people with disabilities. HI has maintained its presence in India, providing technical support to local and international organisations to make them more inclusive. The association now promotes employment of people with disabilities and campaigns for road safety.
A young boy with his mother, Humanity & Inclusion India | © D. Van Ophalvens / Handicap International