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Improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people

Inclusion
Sri Lanka

HI promotes the inclusive employment of the most vulnerable individuals in Sri Lanka. 

Women from Sri Lanka received HI support to have their own economic project | ©HI

How do you earn a livelihood when you live in a small village in Sri Lanka and depend on the sale of milk from your cows? Or run a small local store? Or grow peanuts?
The challenge is even greater for the most vulnerable individuals – people like single mothers, older people or people with disabilities. 


HI’s economic inclusion project , run in collaboration with its local partners  and supported by the European Union, aims to ensure everyone benefits from economic growth. It promotes the inclusion of the most vulnerable individuals in economic activities, and runs training sessions for employers, who are encouraged to take into account the most vulnerable people.

As a result, some one hundred women have been hired by companies including Brandix, and thirty civil society organisations have been made aware of the need to include the most vulnerable individuals in employment.


Building on this project, we have produced a publication on the inclusive local economy, including best practices and recommendations for local authorities and NGOs. 


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COVID-19: “Leave no one behind”
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Inclusion Prevention

COVID-19: “Leave no one behind”

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. Humanity & Inclusion (HI)’s teams are working to ensure people with disabilities and vulnerable individuals at risk from exclusion are included in epidemic prevention actions.

Father with disability makes life-saving masks
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Inclusion

Father with disability makes life-saving masks

Akhter helps in the fight against COVID-19 by sewing masks in Kandahar, Afghanistan, thanks to support from Humanity & Inclusion (HI).

Due to COVID businesses have stopped and so have livelihoods
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Emergency Inclusion

Due to COVID businesses have stopped and so have livelihoods

Many vulnerable people like Meryam in Ethiopia depend on their own business to live. Due to lockdown measures, no business means no food. Humanity & Inclusion (HI) helps her. Mutual assistance is key, Meryam says.