HI's teams and its partners are working to help the worst affected families of children with disabilities survive the crisis.
They are providing cash transfers to vulnerable families during the health emergency.
Tribute to Nizar and Stefan 24 July 2020
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the deaths of two of our demining colleagues in the Middle East on 20 July
HI has responded to the Covid-19 epidemic in Rwanda by raising awareness of the virus, distributing masks and food, and adapting online courses for students
In Kenya, in the Kakuma refugee camp, HI is sensitizing children with disabilities to barrier gestures against COVID-19.
Nepal has not escaped the Covid-19 epidemic. As it is vital not to disrupt the care process, HI has continued to provide rehabilitation care to people who need it, in accordance with strict hygiene measures.
COVID-19 adds to the misery of the homeless 9 July 2020
In Lomé, the capital of Togo, COVID-19 restrictions have made the lives of homeless people even more difficult to bear. Many are children and single mothers. HI has been organising outreach to provide them with assistance.
Call for good practices: inclusive recruitment 9 July 2020
As part of their partnership, the Michelin Corporate Foundation and HI are conducting research on good practices regarding the recruitment process of persons with disabilities. The aim is to promote good and effective disability inclusive recruitment policy in businesses and organizations worldwide, especially in developing countries.
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, 20 June, HI released its latest report, based on data and testimonies from 19 of our countries of operation, highlighting the need for an inclusive humanitarian response to COVID-19.
No more children with disabilities out of school 25 June 2020
Published by UNESCO on the 23rd of June, the Global Education Report monitors the progress of education throughout the world. HI has participated in this year’s report which focusses on the inclusion of all children in education, not forgetting children with disabilities. HI Inclusive Education Advisor Julia McGeown explains this report.
HI teams are distributing food to families in Rutsiro districts during Covid-19
COVID-19: “Leave no one behind” 27 May 2020
One of the poorest countries in the world and already confronted by one of its worst humanitarian crises, the Central African Republic must now face the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. HI’s teams are working to ensure people with disabilities and vulnerable individuals at risk from exclusion are included in epidemic prevention actions.
- Central African Republic
In South Sudan’s Juba County, the HI team has identified more than 5,200 people with disabilities as well as very frail people who need support as the coronavirus makes its presence known. Vulnerable among the vulnerable, most are already displaced from their homes, and face numerous barriers to staying safe from COVID-19.
- South Sudan
It is not easy to access information if you live in one of the world’s poorest countries. As the Covid-19 pandemic devastates communities around the globe, HI is showing vulnerable individuals, including people with disabilities, how to protect themselves from the virus.
Day after day, HI is adapting its work to help protect the most vulnerable from the rapid spread of the Covid-19 epidemic. Priority is being given to prevention messages and assisting the most fragile individuals, including the offer of psychosocial support.
HI is adapting two of its projects in Madagascar to fight the spread of COVID-19. We are training local relief teams to protect people in the areas where we work. Our goal is to assist people with disabilities and vulnerable individuals.