Humanity & Inclusion has been present in Nepal for some 15 years. The country, adjoining the Himalayan mountain range, experiences significant seismic activity, particularly in the Kathmandu Valley where 1.5 million people live
Humanity & Inclusion is working with communities and local authorities, notably by developing emergency plans, and improving emergency warning and evacuation systems. This work takes into account the specific needs of people with disabilities. The organisation is also implementing a system capable of immediately dispatching health professionals (doctors, nurses, and so on) to ensure earthquake victims receive immediate care and treatment.
Humanity & Inclusion trains teachers and promotes access to education for children with special education needs, particularly children with disabilities in 16 districts, through the “Reading for All” project. In addition, the organisation supports five rehabilitation centres in Nepal, enabling thousands of people in the country to benefit from physiotherapy and orthopaedic fitting, and works to improve rehabilitation services in earthquake-affected districts.
The organisation also facilitates the professional inclusion of people with disabilities. It provides personalised support and advice, and helps them to undertake training to practise the professional activity of their choice. The organisation also raises employers' awareness of disability and works with professional inclusion services to meet the specific needs of people with disabilities.
Humanity & Inclusion works to improve the protection and rights of prisoners and to prevent the mistreatment (including torture) of detainees and the onset of long-term sequelae caused by imprisonment. It also improves the living conditions of prisoners and access to essential services, including water, food and healthcare.
Thanks to its experience in the case management of earthquake victims, the organisation was able to take immediate action to help people affected by the earthquake that hit Nepal on 25th April 2015, which killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 22,000. Humanity & Inclusion organised more than 10,500 rehabilitation sessions for more than 4,000 people, carried out psychosocial support sessions, and distributed over 2,300 mobility aids (walking frames, wheelchairs and crutches) to more than 2,200 people. The organisation has also distributed over 4,300 essential needs kits.