As the world celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, HI calls governments and actors involved in development cooperation and humanitarian action to make all efforts to fully include people with disabilities and lift any barriers that discriminate against them.
Laurie Druelle is in charge of partnerships for Armed Violence Reduction. Having joined HI in March 2019, Laurie has since supervised risk education activities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Fresh back from Iraq, we asked her a few questions.
Ali and his family arrived in Bangladesh over a year ago. Despite harsh living conditions, the family settled into a temporary shelter and secured access to essentials, including food, water, and first aid. Then, some time later, everything changed during a religious ceremony. Ali was praying when he was suddenly overcome with pain and could not move the right side of his body. He had just suffered a stroke.