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Aid agencies call on world powers to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib

7 September 2018

Eight leading aid agencies are calling on world leaders meeting Friday to urgently work together to avoid this horrific scenario.


Idlib - The risk of a humanitarian disaster

6 September 2018

While a major military offensive on Idlib region is possibly under preparation, HI calls on parties to the conflict to spare civilians and allow full and unfettered humanitarian access.  


Cluster Munition Monitor 2018

30 August 2018

States must commit to eradicate cluster munitions


HI’s partner organisation in Gaza damaged by airstrikes.

18 July 2018


1st anniversary of the liberation of Mosul: 1,500 explosive remnants found in Al Shifa hospital, Mosul, a city sieged by improvised explosive devices and bombs

9 July 2018

One year on from Mosul’s liberation, 8 million tons[1] of explosive remnants still contaminate the city. Thousands of injured are trying to access medical treatment and more than 300,000[2] displaced people are still surviving in camps and communities as Mosul, trapped by explosive remnants of war, remains a ticking time bomb. Humanity & Inclusion (the new name of Handicap International), released a fact sheet about the situation in Mosul. Download it here.


[1]   UN Habitat and the United Nations Environnent Program

[2]   Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


HI urges humanitarian action in southern Syria

4 July, 2018

Amman, 4 July 2018 – Over the weekend the number of Syrians fleeing the conflict in southern Syria has quadrupled from an estimated 60,000 to 272,000 civilians.  According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the majority are fleeing towards the Golan Heights which borders Israel.  An estimated 60,000 have moved towards the southern border with Jordan. Civilians are escaping heavy airstrikes and are left to languish at the borders in dire conditions without adequate humanitarian assistance. Many are living in overcrowded makeshift shelters, tents, or out in the open near the borders without sanitation, clean drinking water or medical support


Humanity & Inclusion appoints a new Federal Chairperson

27 June, 2018

Lyon, 18 June. On Saturday 16 June, HI's Federal Board of Trustees elected Jean-Noël Dargnies as its new Chairperson. After a career in industry and higher education, he is taking over from Jacques Tassi, whose third term as Chairperson ended on Saturday.


Yemen: France should press Saudi and Emirati allies to minimize harm to hundreds of thousands of civilians in Hodeidah attack

26 June, 2018

15 NGOs appeal to President Macron on the eve of a humanitarian conference on Yemen in Paris


Violence in Gaza: HI demands protection for most vulnerable

8 June 2018

Another day of demonstrations have rocked Gaza, resulting in more than 500 new injuries, according to first estimates. Since demonstrations began last March on the border between Gaza and Israel, at least 128 people have been killed, and more than 13,900 people injured, half of whom required hospitalization.


Paris Humanitarian Conference on Yemen

4 June, 2018

We welcome French efforts to address the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and your announcement during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Paris on 10 April that France would host an international humanitarian conference on Yemen in Paris in June.


Humanitarian NGOs call for immediate cessation of hostilities, protection of civilians and humanitarian access in Kachin and northern Shan, Myanmar

May 2, 2018

As national and international NGOs operating in Kachin and northern Shan, Myanmar, we are deeply troubled by yet further escalation of armed conflict, including clashes directly impacting civilians throughout April and continuing into May, that has displaced and re-displaced thousands more civilians. Urgent action is required to save lives and meet widespread and growing humanitarian needs.


Yemen / Airstrikes against Health Facilities

April 27, 2018

On Friday 27th April 2018 at 10:40 PM, an airstrike from the Saudi led coalition hit the National Blood Transfusion and Research Centre of the Al Sabeen Hospital, a building located 20 meters away from the First Physiotherapy Center where HI is providing support. No one was killed or wounded. The center which was on the no-strike list has now limited capacity to operate. HI condemns this airstrike and calls on all parties to effectively protect Health Facilities, their staffs and their patients in the full respect of de-confliction process.


Brussels II Syria conference must not fall short, eight leading aid agencies warn

April 23, 2018

 

Donors and governments meeting Tuesday and Wednesday for the Brussels II conference must take the opportunity to bring change for the millions vulnerable Syrians in their war-torn country and in the region by following throught on previous commitments to protect displaced people and fund the aid response.


A frightening increase in the number of victims of explosive weapons

April 4, 2018

On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness, HI is alarmed by the frightening increase in the number of civilian victims of explosive weapons : 32,008 civilians were killed or injured by explosive weapons in 2016 (out of a total of 45,624 victims), according to Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). The toll looks even heavier for 2017, as civilians account for 90% of the victims of explosive weapons when they are used in populated areas. Landmine Monitor has recorded a dramatic increase in casualties of mine and explosive remnants over the past three years. Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen are among the main countries affected.


Joint INGO Statement for the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

April 3, 2018

This statement is made on behalf of 22 international NGOs current working in Yemen.


7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict: After the death of partner organisation’s employee, HI condemns continuous bombings

March 15, 2018

A staff member from a Syrian organisation that Humanity and Inclusion (HI) partners with was killed yesterday. Mustafa, his wife and their two children – both under the age of 8 years old – were killed by shelling in Hamouriyeh, Eastern Ghouta. As today marks the 7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, HI condemns once again bombing and shelling of populated areas and calls on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians.


Humanity & Inclusion condemns unending bombardment of besieged Eastern Ghouta

February 22, 2018

390,000 civilians are besieged under heavy shelling, airstrikes, and barrel bomb attacks in the enclave of Eastern Ghouta, with dwindling water, food, and medical supplies.


"Humanity & Inclusion" : the new name of Handicap International

January 24, 2018

Diane Tell and the French Ambassador mobilized for the inclusion of the most vulnerable


Continuous and alarming annual increase in the number of new casualties over the last three years, reversing a 15-year decline.

December 14, 2017

Landmine Monitor 2017 report


The World Health Organization and Handicap International draw attention to the needs of people inside Syria living with injuries and disabilities

December 11, 2017

Joint statement WHO/HI on Syria


Canada's landmark mine treaty 'under threat'

December 1, 2017

20 years of the historic Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty


Handicap International deploys backup team (Bangladesh)

October 13, 2017


Civilians forcibly displaced multiple times face a long and arduous journey

October 5, 2017

Handicap International report on bombing in Syria


Handicap International condemns the recent use of antipersonnel mines in Myanmar

September 29, 2017


Fight against threat from anti-personnel mines continues 20 years after adoption of Ottawa Treaty

September 18, 2017


Neymar Jr. becomes Handicap International’s ambassador

August 15, 2017


Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP)

June 13, 2017

Canada endorses the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action.


Jean-Baptiste Richardier, Co-founder of Handicap International, is visiting Montreal

May 18, 2017

Jean-Baptiste Richardier, co-founder of Handicap International and administrator of the Humanitarian Alternatives magazine, will be visiting Montreal on the occasion of the Saint-Laurent Forum.


International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April 4, 2017

Casualties of mines and explosive remnants of war jump record 75% in one year.

 

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Gabriel PERRIAU

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Mica BEVINGTON