30 000 people killed or injured by explosive weapons in 2019 23 January 2020
HI partner organisation Action On Armed Violence (AOAV) releases figures on explosive violence casualties in 2019.
Haiti: 10 years after the earthquake 13 January 2020
Haiti has not been spared in the last 10 years. A devastating earthquake in 2010 followed by a powerful hurricane in 2016 has compounded serious political instability that continues to paralyse the country today. In 2010, HI deployed one of its largest humanitarian aid operations in Haiti. It still makes a major contribution today to strengthening the local physical rehabilitation network.
HI’s Flying Team provides functional rehabilitation services to people with disabilities in several extremely remote areas across South Sudan.
- South Sudan
For a Mine-Free World by 2025 10 December 2019
The Fourth Review Conference for a Mine Free World, which HI participated in, closed on Friday 29 November in Oslo, Norway. State Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty adopted a five-year action plan to ensure mine clearance and other treaty obligations are met by 2025.
Every year, more than 50 million people are injured in road accidents worldwide. Road accidents are one of the main causes of acquired disabilities.
The international campaign, "16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women" will take place from November 25—December 10. On this occasion, three HI specialists shed light on HI’s commitment to ensure the full protection of women and girls, especially those with disabilities.
On December 3rd, the world celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. HI joins the global mobilization to call for persons with disabilities & their human rights to be put at the center of humanitarian and development efforts.
HI mobilized for the 4th Review Conference to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention 26 November 2019
22 years after the entry into force of the Treaty, the Fourth Review of the Convention on the Prevention of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction has started this Monday in Oslo and will last until the 29th of November.
Toward a political declaration against bombing in populated areas 18 November 2019
On Monday, 18 November, at the United Nations in Geneva, States’ delegations, militaries, UN agencies and civil society will gather to start discussions on a political declaration against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
A set of professional strategies and practical guidance published today aims to improve the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian aid delivery and ensure their participation.
Weapons clearance platform in northern Chad 14 November 2019
Alongside 50 weapons clearance experts working in Chad, HI uses a remote-controlled platform, a German-made GCS 200, to clear large areas in record time.
Earthquake in the Philippines: more than 37,000 families affected. HI ready to respond. 8 November 2019
HI has assessed the needs of victims after the Philippines was struck by several earthquakes between 16 and 31 October.
Rehabilitation care for earthquake victims in Pakistan 8 November 2019
On September 24, an earthquake struck Pakistan, killing 40 people and injuring 900. Humanity & Inclusion’s team is on the ground, providing support to the most vulnerable.
Supporting Syrian refugees now and into the future. 30 October 2019
Everyday HI’s staff experience the devastating impact of the Syrian crisis across the region. This conflict has caused not only severe physical and mental trauma, but devastated vital infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.
The Syria INGO Regional Forum statement on impact of military developments on the civilian population in northeast Syria 17 October 2019
The Syria INGO Regional Forum, comprising 73 INGOs responding to the Syria crisis, expressed deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation since Turkey’s military operation started on the 9 October. The UN estimates that more than 200,000 people have been displaced, and is planning to support up to 400,000 people with assistance and protection in the coming period.