Bearing witness, raising our voice and contributing to the international intellectual debate has always been enshrined in HI’s social mission, if anything, to increase the impact and meaning of our action in the field. HI produces regularly documents to share analyses, provide key messages and raise awareness about HI’s three main fields of action: the reduction of armed violence, disability-inclusive development, and inclusive humanitarian action.
Based on a survey of Syrian refugees and powerful testimonies of women from Syria, this study highlights the use of explosive weapons in populated areas drives multiple forced displacements and induces a pattern of displacement which increased the vulnerability of civilians.
2016/ Report/ Arms/ Explosive weapons.
Based on a review of literature regarding the use of explosive weapons in Syria and displacement, on interviews of key informants, and on interviews of families of Syrian refugees in Jordan, this study shows that forced displacement in Syria is strongly correlated with the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
2015/ Report/ Arms/ Explosive weapons.
HI gathered data on the types and use of conventional weapons in Syria, to analyze weapons contamination. This report shares this analysis in order to address the harmful effects of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas on civilians.
2014/ Report/ Arms/ ERW.
This baseline assessment was undertaken by HI in October 2014 in all five governorates of Gaza. The focus of the survey was to collect baseline data related to the knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) contamination in communities impacted by the recent conflict.
2012/ Report/ Arms/ Conventional weapons.
This report acknowledges the challenges of data collection in the context of armed violence and includes findings from a pilot research project carried out between May 2011 and April 2012 in Medellin, Colombia; Karamoja, Uganda; Peshawar, Pakistan; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
2007/ Report/ Arms/ Cluster Munitions.
HI documented in this report the impact of cluster munitions on the lives of people and communities in 25 countries and territories around the world.
2017/ Factsheet/ Development/ Rehabilitation
These factsheets are aimed at improving the awareness and understanding of the role that rehabilitation plays, or can play, in global health.
2018/ Issue briefs/ Humanitarian Aid/ Syria.
In the first quarter of 2018, the conflict in Syria reached unprecedented levels of violence since it started in 2011. With an estimated total of 13.1 million Syrians in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, responding to the emergency still remains an absolute priority today. Supporting the response to immediate needs should not stop donors from preparing for the future. You can read below a series of 6 issue briefs enclosing HI's recommendations towards the international community.
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Cover : Responding to the humanitarian needs of today - preparing for the Syrian response tomorrow
Humanitarian Access, Continuity of Services and Protection of Humanitarian Workers
Physical Rehabilitation Needs and Services for Persons with Injuries and Disabilities
Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas (EWIPA), Contamination and Mine Action
Health Care and Health Needs – Physical Rehabilitation, Psychosocial Support and Mental Health
Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Syrian Humanitarian Response
2018/ Case Study/ Humanitarian Aid/ Inclusion.
This brief presents and addresses some of the challenges that prevent internally displaced persons with disabilities and other vulnerable population groups (elderly, injured persons, pregnant women, etc.) in camp settings from accessing humanitarian services in Iraq and impede on the development of an inclusive humanitarian response.
2015/ Report/ Humanitarian Aid/ Inclusion of persons with disabalities.
This report is based on the results of a global consultation carried out in 2015 as a contribution to the World Humanitarian Summit and is intended to better identify the changes needed for a disability inclusive humanitarian response.
2014/ Report/ Humanitarian Aid/ Inclusion of persons with disabilities.
This report highlights the situation faced by the most vulnerable among the Syrian refugee population. Older, disabled and injured refugees face specific challenges that contribute to their vulnerability.
2015/ Report/ Gender.
This report on the Making it Work Initiative is the first report of its kind. It identifies and describes eleven good practices in ten countries which were developed by women to eliminate violence against women and girls with disabilities.
2013/ Report/ Advocates Project.
This paper highlights good practices to ensure that victims (survivors, family and
community members of people injured or killed by cluster munitions) are respected as individuals and that their capacity as advocates is strengthened.
2014/ Issue briefs / Victim assistance.
As a complement to the Victim Assistance Factsheets, the issue briefs shed light on the operational implications if the VA provisions, in as far as survivors are concerned, are to be successfully realized through disability-inclusive development interventions.
2013/ Factsheets / Victim assistance.
The Victim Assistance Factsheets were developed by HI as a tool to provide concise information on what victim assistance (VA) is and on how to translate it into concrete actions that have the potential to improve the quality of life of mine/ERW victims and persons with disabilities.
2013/ Report / Victim assistance.
Understanding the determinants that influence the self-perceived quality of life of mine/ERW victims is paramount to provide a comprehensive approach of victim Assistance. By identifying victims’ self-perceived quality of life determinants and barriers, this research reiterates the importance of policies and programmes that take these determinants in consideration in order to successfully enhance well-being.
2011/ Report / Victim assistance.
Based on the collection and analysis of 24 testimonies from landmine victims in three Cambodian provinces (Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap) polluted with landmines, this report gives voice to the survivors of these indiscriminate weapons.
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