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Honoring #WomenHumanitarians August, 16 2019

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.

  • International

Education adapted to children with disabilities August, 1 2019

Seham teaches at a special school in Gaza, in the Palestinian Territories, which benefits from Humanity and Inclusion’s training programme and teaching aids. 

  • Palestine

HI presents outdoor documentaries July, 17 2019

As part of the Cinéma sous les étoiles tour, Funambules Médias and HI Canada are presenting two documentaries that will be screened outdoors.

  • International

Western Mosul: ghost town July, 1 2019

Between October 2016 and July 2017, Mosul, in Nineveh province, was the scene of heavy fighting. The intensive use of explosive weapons such as bombs and improvised mines was particularly destructive in the western half of the city. More than 500,000 people are still displaced in camps.

 

  • Iraq

Weapons clearance under extreme conditions June, 20 2019

HI has been conducting weapons clearance operations near Faya-Largeau, the capital of Borku province in northern Chad, since November 2018. Some fifty weapons clearance experts work in the area. HI Communications Officer Gilles Lordet joined the teams for a typical morning of demining.

  • Chad

UN Security Council recognises the rights of people with disabilities in armed conflicts June, 19 2019

For the first time ever, the United Nations Security Council has adopted a Resolution on persons with disabilities in armed conflict. This represents a significant step forward for people with disabilities, who are particularly at risk in crisis situations and often overlooked in humanitarian assistance.

  • International

Weapons clearance drones June, 19 2019

Since last January, HI and its partner Mobility Robotics have been trialing the use of drones to support weapons clearance experts in Faya-Largeau, northern Chad.

  • Chad

Weapons clearance platform in northern Chad June, 19 2019

Alongside 50 weapons clearance experts working in Chad, HI uses a remote-controlled platform, a German-made GCS 200, to clear large areas in record time.

  • Chad

“The treatment was too expensive: she couldn’t walk anymore” June, 5 2019

Bayan, originally from Aleppo, Syria, has cerebral palsy. Thanks to HI, she is receiving rehabilitation care for first the time in her life.  

  • Lebanon

“My injuries still cause me a lot of pain” June, 5 2019

Wounded in both legs by a bullet, Nehad has begun the long process of rehabilitation with HI. 

  • Palestine

Residents Rebuild in Mozambique thanks to HI Distributions June, 3 2019

Following several weeks of clean-up operations, Humanity and Inclusion is now supporting vulnerable residents of Beira, Mozambique to repair and rebuild their homes.

  • Mozambique

Peter Kim: when a casualty turns activist June, 3 2019

While still in secondary school, Peter Kim, a young Laotian, lost his sight and both hands in a submunition explosion. Now an activist, he supports Humanity and Inclusion’s efforts to protect people from explosive remnants of war in Laos and around the world. We look at one man’s struggle to make the world a safer place. 

  • Laos

Mine clearance to assist development June, 3 2019

Humanity and Inclusion’s teams are clearing land in north-eastern Laos contaminated mainly by cluster munitions. 

  • Laos

Humanity & Inclusion will be at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference May, 31 2019

Starting June 3, Humanity & Inclusion will have a presence at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, which gathers more than 6,000 people every three years, and this year meets in Vancouver, Canada. This year’s conference focuses on “power, and how it can drive – or hinder – progress and change.”

  • International

Bangladesh: greater role for fathers in maternal support May, 30 2019

HI has supplied more than 800 men with information on how to be ‘responsible’ fathers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh