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HI assists the most vulnerable as violence hits northern districts 7 April 2021

For several days, HI’s teams have been working to guide and assist vulnerable populations - pregnant women, older people, people with disabilities, and children - displaced by recent fighting in Palma, northern Mozambique. They urgently need access to water, food and shelter.

  • Mozambique

HI deploys teams in wake of Rohingya camps fire 29 March 2021

A major blaze ripped through the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on 22 March. More than 40,000 people were directly affected and lost their shelter. Eleven people died and over 550 were injured, according to initial reports. HI’s teams have been deployed to assist the most vulnerable.

  • Bangladesh

Abdullah was frightened of doctors 25 March 2021

Abdullah is 12. In December 2019, he was seriously injured in an air strike as he played outside with his friends. After doctors amputated his leg, HI helped him through his ordeal.

  • Yemen

HI Federation awarded IDEAS Label for the second time 25 March 2021

In November 2020, the Handicap International Federation (HI) obtained the IDEAS Label for the second time. Awarded for the next three years, it recognises the quality of the association's practices in terms of governance, financial management and evaluation of its actions.

  • International

“Syria has been devastated. I think it will take at least two generations to rebuild" 18 March 2021

After a decade of war, Syria has been completely contaminated by explosive remnants on a scale experts have never seen before. When the conflict ends, the complex work of clearing weapons and rebuilding the country will begin. Emmanuel Sauvage, Director of Armed Violence Reduction at HI, tells us more.

  • International

“I had a one-in-a-hundred chance of survival" 18 March 2021

Mohamad is one of thousands of Syrian bombing victims. Paralysed from the waist down after an explosion in 2012, he has learned to live again, with help from HI.

  • Jordan

HI stands with the people of the Central African Republic 12 March 2021

HI's logistics and rehabilitation services are assisting the most vulnerable people in CAR amid rising tensions.

  • Central African Republic

Reiza Dejito: mother and committed humanitarian worker for HI in Nepal 8 March 2021

To mark International Women's Day, we talked to Reiza Dejito. A strong woman who is deeply committed to both her family and her role at HI, she has worked in countries affected by humanitarian crises for two decades.

  • Nepal

Public Hearing on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas at the Belgian Federal Parliament 6 January 2021

Today, 6th of January, the National Defense Commission of the Belgian Federal Parliament met to discuss a draft resolution on EWIPA.

  • Belgium

HI and the ILO join forces for an e-learning course on inclusive TVET 4 January 2021

Humanity & Inclusion, the International Labour Organization's Employment Department (Skills and Employability Branch) and the ILO's International Training Centre are organizing an online training on skills development for social inclusion in 2021.

  • International

Cash transfers by HI: a vital addition to humanitarian aid 8 December 2020

HI provides cash transfers as part of its humanitarian assistance. This new form of aid is vital in vulnerable countries suffering the disastrous social impact of Covid-19.

  • International

HI is working with people with disabilities to mitigate disproportionate impact of COVID-19 1 December 2020

December 3 marks International Day of People with Disabilities. They are often excluded from the rest of the society. The long-term impacts of COVID-19 threaten to exacerbate this exclusion even further.

  • International

Solar Electricity: Dicko works for a brighter future in Mali 26 November 2020

With HI’s support, Dicko installs and repairs solar panels to support his family. 

  • Mali

Cluster munitions: weapons made to massacre 24 November 2020

Cluster munitions have been recently used in the Azerbaijan - Armenia war. HI Armed Violence Reduction specialist Gary Toombs explains why this weapon is banned.

  • International

Half of children with disabilities still excluded from the school system 20 November 2020

On November 20th, on the occasion of Universal Children's Day, HI has published a report on the difficulties children with disabilities face in accessing education in the world’s poorest countries. Valentina Pomatto, Inclusion Advocacy Officer for HI, explains the obstacles to inclusive education. 

  • International