HI has treated 300 mine victims in 4 years 14 March 2019
Pauline Falipou, HI rehabilitation expert, discusses the injuries inflicted by mines and bombs in Yemen.
In Yemen, the widespread use of explosive weapons has created high levels of contamination which, even after the fighting, poses an additional threat to civilians.
On the 27th of January 2019, a violent tornado heavily damaged several areas of Havana, Cuba’s capital city. Together with the 3 Cuban Disabled People’s Organizations, Humanity & Inclusion launched a series of actions to understand needs and help the population affected by the disaster.
HI is preparing to launch a possible emergency response in aid of Venezuelan refugees in Colombia.
HI mine action in northern Chad 7 February 2019
Some forty weapons clearance experts have been working in northern Chad since last November. They have already cleared 30,000 sq.m. of land - the equivalent of 4 football fields!
One bullet, multiple traumas 23 January 2019
Mazen is a 33-year-old father. A bullet passed through both his legs, causing serious injuries. He is now unable to work.
Before I had my children, I didn't think about my amputation 20 November 2018
One day when he was back in Syria, Ibrahim heard gunfire close to where he was standing. He ran away in the opposite direction; right to the site where the bombs landed. Injured by a shrapnel wound to the leg, Ibrahim was transferred to Jordan where he was amputated. HI then fitted him with a prosthesis.
Our biggest expense: medicine 20 November 2018
At the start of the war in Syria, Hussein and his family left their home town to take refuge in Jordan. In the last few years, the head of the household has suffered from a series of medical complications. Thanks to HI's partnership with a local rehabilitation centre, the arthritis he suffers from in his knee is now managed by a team of physiotherapists.
Repairing minds and bodies 19 November 2018
Six months ago, 17-year-old Salim was hit by a bomb as he worked in a grocery store near Hudaydah. He was amputated below the knee in the city’s hospital. The experience left him shocked and anxious. Could he live with just one leg? How would he support his family? Would he be able to go back to school?
Reducing the risk of disability 19 November 2018
The conflict in Yemen is about to enter its fifth year. Wave upon wave of casualties continue to arrive in the country’s health facilities. HI runs rehabilitation programmes in six hospitals and two specialised centres in Sana'a. Like all teams working under conflict conditions, they need to take into account the following factors:
How to conduct humanitarian operations in Yemen 14 November 2018
Maud Bellon, the director of HI’s operations in Yemen, describes the situation in Sana'a, where the organisation is based and provides humanitarian response.
Ending the bombing of civilians 13 November 2018
HI will attend the Paris Peace Forum from 11 to 13 November to advance its campaign against the bombing of populated areas. We talked to Baptiste Chapuis, HI’s Disarmament Advocacy Officer, about what the organisation aims to achieve at this international meeting.
The world’s worst humanitarian crisis 9 November 2018
HI works in eight health centres and hospitals in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, where it provides rehabilitation care and psychological support, and distributes mobility aids such as crutches and wheelchairs. The conflict and the blockade imposed in November 2017 by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition are having a devastating impact on the population. Maud Bellon, the director of HI's programmes in Yemen, describes the situation.
Philippines: 5 years after Typhoon Haiyan 7 November 2018
On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, affecting more than 15 million people. 5 years later, HI is still supporting Haiyan victims.
HI addresses violence against women with disabilities 18 October 2018
To coincide with the 71st session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), HI is calling attention to the fact that women with disabilities around the world are almost ten times more likely to experience sexual violence.