Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is assessing its scope for action and plans to use its expertise in emergency situations and its experience of past epidemic situations to protect the most vulnerable.
From Burkina Faso to Senegal to Pakistan, the list of countries affected by COVID-19 grows longer by the day. Present in more than 55 countries worldwide, HI is determined to continue assisting its beneficiaries while safeguarding the health of its teams.
Although Europe is now the epicentre of the Coronavirus pandemic, the virus continues to spill across continents and countries, causing widespread disarray. The number of affected people increases daily. Given this unprecedented and dramatic situation, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is taking special measures to protect its teams, maintain its operational capabilities and continue assisting the most vulnerable.
Ameen, 19, was the victim of an explosion in Hodeidah. He was injured in his right leg, just above the knee. HI supplied him with a prosthesis and helped him walk again.
Diabetic Abdel recovers from amputation thanks to HI support.
Amer, 38, is a worker and lives with his wife, their child and his parents in the Baqaa Camp, Jordan. After fleeing Syria, he found a job in maintenance and started to rebuild his life. A terrible accident in 2019 left him with two fractured legs.
25- year-old Osama was living in a nice house with his family in the south of Syria until his neighbourhood was bombed in 2012. His 13-year old little brother died and the family had to flee. A missile fragment entered one of his 12th vertebras, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.
Eight-year-old Fatehia was seriously injured in a bombing raid on her village in northern Yemen. She now receives medical and psychological support from HI.
Heba is a 13-years-old girl. Her home in Sada'a was struck by an airstrike last year. She suffered a serious leg wound and has to be amputated.
Héritier, 23, used to captain a crew of fishermen in South Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo). One night, rebels stormed his home, injuring his arm. Now he attends sessions with Noela, one of Humanity & Inclusion’s physiotherapists, who is helping restore the use of his arm and hand. He also sees Olivier, a psychologist with whom he feels "at ease".
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has deployed emergency mobile teams to provide rehabilitation and psychosocial support to vulnerable displaced people in conflict-affected areas.
Last Monday in Geneva, more than 70 States met for the second round of negotiations for a political declaration against the use of explosive weapons in urban areas. HI was there to recall the urgency of protecting civilians.
Thirty years apart, two inhabitants of the same village in Laos were injured by submunitions. They tell us about their experiences.
The Trump Administration announced a deadly landmine policy shift
HI is assessing needs of Volcano Taal victims (Philippines) and plans to launch an emergency response.