Humanity & Inclusion 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 people with disabilities and ensuring their rights are upheld. 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
Humanity & Inclusion 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.
The rights of people with disabilities
Humanity & Inclusion supports disabled people's organisations (DPOs) and public institutions to ensure the rights of people with disabilities are better taken into consideration. This involves providing financial and technical support to organisations, such as awareness-raising and advocacy training. The organisation also advises public institutions to ensure public infrastructures and social services are accessible to people with disabilities.