Moïse was four years old when he lost his left leg in the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010.
Haiti has not been spared in the last 10 years. A devastating earthquake in 2010 followed by a powerful hurricane in 2016 has compounded serious political instability that continues to paralyse the country today. In 2010, HI deployed one of its largest humanitarian aid operations in Haiti. It still makes a major contribution today to strengthening the local physical rehabilitation network.
To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, Humanity & Inclusion Canada hosted a dance show that brought to the forefront the challenges faced by persons with disabilities.
HI under pressure due to increase in climate-related disasters.
Following a bombardment in North Yemen, Abdulrahmam had a right arm fracture with vascular injuries which lead to gangrene. His arm was amputated. HI is by his side.
HI’s Flying Team provides functional rehabilitation services to people with disabilities in several extremely remote areas across South Sudan.
HI’s Flying Team travels to some of the most remote areas of South Sudan, meeting isolated communities and uncovering significant need for physical rehabilitation.
Hala, 4 years old, has only one leg left. She is one of the recent victims of the bombings that are devastating her country, Yemen, just like her cousin, Erada, 8, who was playing with her when a plane dropped a shell on their neighbourhood while they were playing in front of their home.
Until 10 December 2019, the annual international campaign "16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women" takes place. On this occasion, Corinne Gillet, Disability, Gender and Age Policy Officer, explains how HI, as an organization, ensures that no one is left out.
Laurie Druelle is in charge of partnerships for Armed Violence Reduction. Having joined HI in March 2019, Laurie has since supervised risk education activities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Fresh back from Iraq, we asked her a few questions.
The Fourth Review Conference for a Mine Free World, which HI participated in, closed on Friday 29 November in Oslo, Norway. State Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty adopted a five-year action plan to ensure mine clearance and other treaty obligations are met by 2025.
Since Monday evening, the Philippines has been battling typhoon Kammuri. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated.
As the world celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, HI calls governments and actors involved in development cooperation and humanitarian action to make all efforts to fully include people with disabilities and lift any barriers that discriminate against them.
Ali and his family arrived in Bangladesh over a year ago. Despite harsh living conditions, the family settled into a temporary shelter and secured access to essentials, including food, water, and first aid. Then, some time later, everything changed during a religious ceremony. Ali was praying when he was suddenly overcome with pain and could not move the right side of his body. He had just suffered a stroke.
On Monday, 18 November, at the United Nations in Geneva, States’ delegations, militaries, UN agencies and civil society will gather to start discussions on a political declaration against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.