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Presentation of the HI network

The HI network is composed of an association, made up of the Federation and eight national associations, plus the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action.  All these entities work concertedly to implement HI’s international aid and development mandate.

 
 Yemen, Aiman, physiotherapist, takes care of a beneficiary in a wheelchair at the Sana'a rehabilitation centre.  Yemen, Aiman, physiotherapist, takes care of a beneficiary in a wheelchair at the Sana'a rehabilitation centre.  Yemen, Aiman, physiotherapist, takes care of a beneficiary in a wheelchair at the Sana'a rehabilitation centre.  Yemen, Aiman, physiotherapist, takes care of a beneficiary in a wheelchair at the Sana'a rehabilitation centre.

© ISNA Agency / HI

The HI association: the Federation and eight national associations

The HI association is composed of a Federation created in 2009 and eight national associations. The national associations were founded between 1982 and 2006: Germany, Belgium, Canada, the United States, France, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

 

The Federation is responsible for implementing the network’s social missions in around sixty countries. It operates under the names “Humanity & Inclusion” or “Handicap International” depending on the country.

The national associations are known as “Handicap International” in continental Europe (Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland) and “Humanity & Inclusion” in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Each association has its own board of trustees.

 
 
 

The Handicap International network becomes Humanity & Inclusion

 

On its 35th anniversary, the international Handicap International network changed its name to Humanity & Inclusion. This new name is based on the affirmation of a value that is central to our organisation, that of humanity. It also reflects an ambition that has driven our action for the last 35 years: the inclusion of people with disabilities and vulnerable people, so often left behind.

For the first time in our history, our logo contains a very powerful symbol — a hand. This hand is a universal symbol representing dialogue, support, protection and care. It also says “Stop!” expressing our advocacy mission loud and clear.

Our federal headquarters 

Lyon Headquarters (France)

Handicap International - Humanité & Inclusion
138, avenue des Frères Lumière
CS 88379
69371 Lyon Cedex 08 – France
Deliveries: 5, rue des Alouettes, 69008 Lyon
Telephone: +33 (0) 4 78 69 79 79
Fax: + 33 (0) 4 26 68 75 25
E-mail: info@hi.org 

 

Paris Headquarters (France)

Handicap International - Humanité & Inclusion
104-106 rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris – France
Telephone: +33 (0) 1 43 14 87 00
Fax: +33 (0) 1 43 14 87 07
E-mail: aparis@hi.org 

Brussels Headquarters (Belgium)

Handicap International - Humanité & Inclusion
Rue de l'Arbre Bénit 44 bte 1
1050 Bruxelles – Belgique
Telephone: + 32 (0) 2 280 16 01
Fax: + 32 (0) 2 230 60 30
E-mail: info.belgium@hi.org

Initiatives born out of our network

A certain number of satellite projects have been created in and around the HI network, often in partnership with other structures. These projects contribute to our social mission whilst simultaneously broadening our horizons.

 
 

Photo : © HI / Sculpture de D. Berset

 
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HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

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