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Honoring #WomenHumanitarians

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This World Humanitarian Day, we're putting a spotlight on the women humanitarians who dedicate their lives to making the world a better place. Women humanitarians with Humanity & Inclusion are committed to making the world a healthier, safer, happier, and more inclusive space for people with disabilities. And for that, we are incredibly grateful! Today, we're highlighting some of our inspiring colleagues from around the globe.

Wafa had her left leg broken during a bombing.

Wafa had her left leg broken during a bombing. | © Benoît Almeras/HI

Bharati in Nepal

 

Bharati, an HI physical therapist, does exercises with Nishan, a beneficiary in Nepal.

© PRASIIT STHAPIT / HI

Three years ago, Bharati left her hospital job and joined Humanity & Inclusion's community based rehabilitation center in Nepal. Today, she works with beneficiaries like Nishan (pictured above), where she provides physical therapy and orthopedic fittings, making it possible for him to stand tall.


Saud in Jordan

 

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© BENOIT ALMERAS / HI

Saud is a physical therapist who works with Syrian refugees in Jordan. Through rehabilitation exercises, she helps civilians who have been injured in conflict regain strength—both body and mind—so they can stand tall.


Yeiny in Colombia

 

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© JM VARGAS / HI

Colombia's conflict zones are littered with mines. Yeiny, 26, is doing something about it. Working as a deminer with Humanity & Inclusion in the Andes Cordillera area, she is committed to clearing unexploded weapons leftover from war and keeping her community safe.


Grace in Kenya

 

Grace, a physical therapist with HI, helps a baby with rehab exercises in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp.

© NEIL THOMAS / HI

Five years before this photo was taken, Grace, 23, was forced to flee South Sudan. Since then, she's been living in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Humanity & Inclusion met Grace and trained her as a physical therapist. "I never want to do anything else again," she says with a smile. Today, she helps many children with disabilities and can financially support her six siblings. 

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Bombing destroys essential infrastructures and make countries unable to respond the COVID pandemic
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Explosive weapons

Bombing destroys essential infrastructures and make countries unable to respond the COVID pandemic

While the global pandemic has exacerbated the human suffering caused by bombing in populated areas, it has halted the international negotiations for the adoption of a political declaration on the issue. States gathered online at the discussion "Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare" on September 7 to keep the momentum and revive the diplomatic process.

European Union awards HI two prizes for its innovative projects
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Explosive weapons Rehabilitation

European Union awards HI two prizes for its innovative projects

On 24 September, the European Union Horizon Prize for Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid honoured Humanity & Inclusion (HI) with two awards. These prizes recognise the organisation’s efforts to develop practical and effective solutions in order to enhance the care and treatment of vulnerable people.

 

Nothing stops brave little Anowar!
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Supporting the Displaced Populations/Refugees

Nothing stops brave little Anowar!

Anowar, 8, lost his leg in a road accident in the Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong where he lives with his family.