Peter Kim: when a casualty turns activist 3 June 2019
While still in secondary school, Peter Kim, a young Laotian, lost his sight and both hands in a submunition explosion. Now an activist, he supports Humanity and Inclusion’s efforts to protect people from explosive remnants of war in Laos and around the world. We look at one man’s struggle to make the world a safer place.
Mine clearance to assist development 3 June 2019
Humanity and Inclusion’s teams are clearing land in north-eastern Laos contaminated mainly by cluster munitions.
Rehabilitation and mental health 29 May 2019
Since June 2017, psychosocial support and rehabilitation go hand in hand for children with disabilities in Lebanon thanks to Humanity and Inclusion’s partnership with the Mousawat rehabilitation centre in the Beqaa Valley.
More than 30 people were killed in the exchanges of rocket fire and airstrikes between Gaza and Israel over the weekend. In Gaza, this escalation of violence could lead to a new wave of injuries, with surgical and rehabilitation services already overwhelmed.
HI has supplied more than 800 men with information on how to be ‘responsible’ fathers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Psychological support for migrants in Colombia 23 May 2019
More than one million Venezuelan migrants currently live in Colombia. HI is providing emergency assistance to these vulnerable individuals.
The United Nations Security Council discussed May 23rd the protection of civilians in armed conflict. A HI delegation is at the United Nations headquarters to convince States to commit themselves against bombing in populated areas. At the head of this delegation, Arms Advocacy Manager, Alma Al Osta, explains HI's actions:
HI mine clearance in northern Lebanon 14 May 2019
HI’s deminers are clearing mines in northern Lebanon, in an area contaminated during the 1975-1990 conflict. The aim is to remove the threat facing villagers.
25 years on, Rwanda remembers 1 April 2019
HI continues to help victims overcome their trauma, 25 years after the genocide in Rwanda.
In regions of Mozambique devastated by Cyclone Idai, food insecurity is expected to rocket in the coming months. HI will distribute kits of essential food-stuffs to 12,000 families.
Days before the anniversary of the Great March of Return on 30 March, HI is concerned about growing tension in Gaza in recent weeks. Further violence could lead to a surge in injuries, placing further pressure on already overwhelmed surgical and rehabilitation services. HI is calling on all parties to exercise restraint and avoid violence with potentially disastrous consequences for civilians.
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.