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International advocacy : publications

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.

HI’s Analyses, Alerts, Debates and Recommendations on Policy and Ethics.

http://blog.hi.org/influenceandethics/

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Explosive hazards: another fear for the population in Mosul

2018/ Factsheet/ Arms/ Explosive weapons.

One year on from Mosul's liberation, 8 million tons of explosive remnants still contaminate the city. Thousands of injured are trying to access medical treatment and more than 300 000 displaced people are still surviving in camps and communities.

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Everywhere the bombing followed us

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.

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Download the summary in French – English.

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Qasef : Escaping the bombing

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.

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Download the summary in French – English.

Download the testimonies in French - English.

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The use of explosive weapons in populated areas: it is time to act

2016/ Briefing paper/ Arms/ Explosive weapons.

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Kobani: A city of rubble and unexploded devices

2015/ Factsheet/ Arms/ Explosive weapons.

In April 2015, HI assessed the damage caused by the fighting in the city of Kobani and the surrounding villages.

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The use of explosive weapons in Syria: A time bomb in the making

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.

Download French – English.

Download summary in French – English.

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Bombs Under the Rubble – A study of the awareness of explosive remnants of war among the population of Gaza

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.

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Armed Violence and Disability: The Untold Story

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.

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Circle of impact: The fatal footprint of cluster munitions on people and communities

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.

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Making cities inclusive: safe and inclusive mobility for persons with disabilities in developing countries

2018/ Briefs/ Inclusive Development/ Road Safety

This publication puts the stress on the huge impacts of unsafe roads and inaccessible urban mobility infrastructure on the inclusion of vulnerable road users, especially persons with disabilities.

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In addition to a general policy brief, four thematic briefs highlight the links between safe mobility and :

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Factsheets on the added value of rehabilitation

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.

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A human right to health: What about persons with disabilities?

2015/ Briefing paper/ Development/ Health and disability.

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Why should rehabilitation be integrated into health systems?

2015/ Briefing paper/ Development/ Rehabilitation.

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Road safety: Focus on vulnerable users

2015/ Briefing paper/ Development/ Road safety.

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Education for All: this is not a reality for most children with disabilities

2015/ Briefing paper/ Development/ Inclusive Education.

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Focus: South Sudan - Access to humanitarian services for persons with disabilities in Bentiu Protection of Civilians Site

2018/ Factsheet/ Humanitarian aid/ Inclusion.

This paper provides a snapshot of an assessment carried by HI and the International Organization of Migrations on the access to services for persons with disabilities in South Sudan, Bentiu Site.

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Responding to the humanitarian needs of today – preparing for the Syrian response tomorrow

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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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

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Disability in Humanitarian Context: A Case Study from Iraq

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.

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About the charter on inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action

2016/ Briefing paper/Humanitarian Aid/ Inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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Disability in humanitarian context: Views from affected people and field organisations

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.

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Humanitarian response: how to include everyone?

2015/ Briefing paper/Humanitarian Aid/ Inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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Hidden victims of the Syrian crisis: disabled, injured and older refugees

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.

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Make gender and disability inclusion work: Advancing equity for women and girls with disabilities

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.

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Gender and Disability: A way forward to overcoming multiple discriminations

2015 / Briefing Paper / Gender.

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The SCOPEO tool: Measuring the impact of our interventions: quality of life, safety and social and family participation

2015/ Briefing paper/ Impact evaluation.

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Inclusion: the key to essential disaster risk management

2015/ Briefing paper/ Disaster Risk Management.

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Advocacy with victims: Good Practice and Lessons Learned in Influencing Policy

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.

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Jobs & Livelihoods: ‘Focus on abilities not disabilities!’ – How to turn it into reality

2015/ Briefing paper/ Livelihoods.

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Victim assistance in the context of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas: Recommendations for a future political declaration

2016/ Study/ Victim assistance.

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The way forward on victim assistance

2014/ Briefing Paper/ Victim assistance.

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How to ensure mine/ERW survivors participate in, and benefit from, disability-inclusive development?

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.

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How to implement victim assistance obligations?

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.

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Quality of life of victims of mines and Explosive remnants of war : the perception of victims in Colombia

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.

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Victim Assistance in Cambodia – The Human Face of Survivors and their Needs for Assistance

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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