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Presentation of the HI network

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

HI is conducting an emergency intervention in Rohingya refugee camps. Mobile teams identify injured people and purpose rehabilitation cares. HI is conducting an emergency intervention in Rohingya refugee camps. Mobile teams identify injured people and purpose rehabilitation cares. HI is conducting an emergency intervention in Rohingya refugee camps. Mobile teams identify injured people and purpose rehabilitation cares. HI is conducting an emergency intervention in Rohingya refugee camps. Mobile teams identify injured people and purpose rehabilitation cares.
 

The HI organisation: a Federation and eight national associations

 

The HI organisation is composed of a Federation created in 2009 and eight national associations. The national associations were founded between 1982 and 2006 in Belgium, Canada, FranceGermany, Luxembourg, SwitzerlandUnited Kingdom and United States.

 

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 (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland) and “Humanity & Inclusion” in Canada, United Kingdom and United States. Each association has its own board of trustees.

 
 

HI Institute on Humanitarian Action

 

Founded in 2015, the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action defines the ethical framework which underpins HI’s work. It constitutes a forum for thinking through the ethical and political issues faced by the HI network, and more broadly by actors in the humanitarian sector as a whole.

It has its own governance, which confers on it the independence it needs to implement its ethical monitoring  remit. 

 
 

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 and also broaden our horizons.

Photo : © HI / Sculpture de D. Berset