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The world’s worst humanitarian crisis November, 13 2018

HI works in eight health centres and hospitals in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, where it provides rehabilitation care and psychological support, and distributes mobility aids such as crutches and wheelchairs. The conflict and the blockade imposed in November 2017 by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition are having a devastating impact on the population. Maud Bellon, the director of HI's programmes in Yemen, describes the situation.

  • Yemen

Ending the bombing of civilians November, 13 2018

HI will attend the Paris Peace Forum from 11 to 13 November to advance its campaign against the bombing of populated areas. We talked to Baptiste Chapuis, HI’s Disarmament Advocacy Officer, about what the organisation aims to achieve at this international meeting.

  • International

Philippines: 5 years after Typhoon Haiyan November, 7 2018

On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, affecting more than 15 million people. 5 years later, HI is still supporting Haiyan victims.

  • Philippines

“The fact that my son can go to school like the other children is really reasurring” November, 1 2018

Anowar's family lives in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. In December 2017, Anowar lost his right leg in a road accident. Thanks to HI's support, he receives rehabilitation care and psychological support and now goes to school.

 

  • Myanmar

HI addresses violence against women with disabilities October, 30 2018

To coincide with the 71st session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), HI is calling attention to the fact that women with disabilities around the world are almost ten times more likely to experience sexual violence. 

  • International

Philippines: HI hands out clearance kits to people affected by typhoon October, 22 2018

With financial help from HI, more than 1,500 people helped clear roads blocked by debris from Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.

  • Philippines

Neymar Jr supports the Teacher Kids operation October, 18 2018

Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. wants to draw public attention to the need to help make schools accessible to children with disabilities.

  • International

Tsunami in Indonesia: many victims still out of reach October, 9 2018

The impact of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia continues to be felt. Liquefaction has engulfed entire villages, leaving more than 10,000 people injured and 800 missing.

  • Indonesia

Tsunami in Indonesia: “More than 190,000 people need assistance” October, 4 2018

A powerful earthquake followed by a tsunami struck the centre of the Indonesian archipelago on 28 September, killing more than 1,400 people and injuring more than 2,500. HI, which sent a support team of experts to Indonesia, is coordinating its response with local organisations.

  • Indonesia

Coming to the aid of tsunami victims October, 2 2018

A tsunami struck the centre of the Indonesian archipelago a few days ago, killing more than 1,200 people. As HI’s teams prepare to help its victims, Pauline Falipou, one of HI’s emergency physiotherapists, who provided assistance in the wake of the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, explains the rehabilitation needs of people in this type of emergency.

  • Indonesia

Indonesia: assisting tsunami victims October, 1 2018

Following the tsunami that struck the centre of the Indonesian archipelago a few days ago, killing more than 800 people, HI is mobilising its teams to identify the needs of victims. With the support of local partners, the organisation will carry out an assessment in the Sulawesi region.

  • Indonesia

Almost one million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh September, 27 2018

Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh, where HI is providing assistance to more than 30,000 people.

  • Bangladesh

Philippines: HI distributes clearance kits to typhoon-affected population September, 27 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the Philippines on the night of 14 September, affected more than one million people. As part of its relief effort, HI is helping people affected by the storm clear debris from roads.

  • Philippines

Mangkhut in the Philippines: "When the typhoon hit, we all panicked" September, 20 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut, which made landfall in the northern Philippines, affected nearly one million people and caused extensive crop damage. HI’s emergency experts are meeting with the victims of the disaster to identify their needs. Florabel, 37, told us about her experience.

  • Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut: “We’ve lost nearly half of our crops" September, 19 2018

HI emergency workers have arrived in the northern Philippines to assess the needs of people affected by typhoon Mangkhut and to prepare for a possible emergency response.

  • Philippines