HI first started working in Indonesia in January 2005, the day after the Tsunami hit many Asian countries causing several hundreds of thousands of deaths. The organisation immediately came to the assistance of inhabitants of the province of Aceh. It provided them with physiotherapy services, counselling and income-generating activities. Today, its actions focus on the inclusion of including people with disabilities in society and the workplace. and ensuring their rights are upheld. HI also implements a diabetes project to provide appropriate care to people with diabetes. The organisation also provides response to natural disasters.
In the wake of the tsunami and earthquake that struck Indonesia on 28 September 2018, Humanity & Inclusion sent a team of experts to assess the needs of victims and to plan its emergency response in conjunction with local organisations.
Social and economic inclusion
HI supports civil society organisations and disabled people’s organisations in six districts of Nusa Tenggara Timur to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, are taken into account in development plans and that they have access to jobs and social services.
HI aims to help young people with disabilities access employment by working closely with private companies, the government and civil society organisations and disabled people’s organisations.
HI raises the diabetes awareness of community health workers and social workers in order to provide them with information on prevention, early detection and the management of diabetes risk factors.