HI provides support to casualties of mines and explosive remnants of war and people with disabilities and helps them access rehabilitation care and psychological support. The organisation trains and provides financial support to disabled people’s organisations to help people with disabilities play a role in their community and to feel included. The organisation also provides people with risk education on mines and explosive remnants of war.
The organisation also trains actors from NGO members of a consortium that aims at improving natural disaster preparation plans. The goal is to make sure people with disabilities and the most vulnerable are taken into account in emergency preparation plans, and are able to protect themselves in an emergency.
HI aims to build the resilience of communities to future natural disasters in Myanmar. The organisation also runs rehabilitation sessions for people with disabilities affected by the conflict in Kayin State.
Moreover, HI ensures people with disabilities have access to services such as healthcare and education and can access new sources of income. The organisation also runs mine risk education activities in areas located along the Thailand-Myanmar border.Lastly, since 1984, HI has been active in Burmese refugee camps along the Myanmar-Thailand border. The organisation has set up rehabilitation centres and supplies prostheses and mobility aids (wheelchairs, crutches and walking frames) to people with disabilities. This specific equipment is produced in workshops inside five camps.