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Identifying disabled children for school enrolment February, 8 2019

Mohammed is a community volunteer. Every day, he rides his motorbike through local neighbourhoods of Timbuktu in search of children with disabilities who do not attend school. 

  • Mali

HI mine action in northern Chad February, 7 2019

Some forty weapons clearance experts have been working in northern Chad since last November. They have already cleared 400,000 sq.m. of land - the equivalent of 70 football fields! 

  • Chad

The pain stops me from working February, 1 2019

In 2018, HI carried out a survey to better understand the circumstances of people with disabilities amongst the Syrian refugee populations in Jordan and Lebanon, and the barriers they face in accessing humanitarian aid. Zyad and his family are part of the panel of people interviewed. They fled the war in Syria and came to Irbid in the north of Jordan. This family man suffers from arthritis in the knee, which is particularly incapacitating.

  • Jordan

Half a tonne of weapons and bombs destroyed January, 31 2019

Since November 2018, HI's six weapons specialists have removed 150 explosive devices from the streets of Tawargha, south of Misrata, Libya. Team leader Simon Elmont tells us more about the organisation’s work.

  • Libya

Humanity & Inclusion Canada is organizing a solidarity conference on inclusive employment January, 31 2019

On the occasion of the International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3rd, Humanity & Inclusion Canada presented a solidarity conference on inclusive employment at the Maison du Développement Durable (MDD).

  • International

Nora: bombing victim January, 29 2019

Nora was seriously injured by a missile that fell outside the entrance to Al-Thawra Hospital in Al-Hudaydah, Yemen, as she arrived by bus with friends. 

  • Yemen

"Since she started her rehabilitation sessions, she’s been able to walk" January, 14 2019

HI has helped 450 children with disabilities or developmental delay since July 2017. The parents of two-year-old Safaa, who suffers from cerebral palsy, are among those who have benefited from its expertise.

  • Jordan

“After the assessment, we make sure they get the help they need” January, 10 2019

HI's mobile teams in Jordan identify children with disabilities and refer them to medical centres where they can access the services they need.

  • Jordan

Haiti Earthquake: 9 years on, HI continues to ensure access to rehabilitation services for the most vulnerable January, 9 2019

Working alongside victims since the earthquake hit Haiti on 12 January 2010, HI continues to provide assistance, in particular high quality rehabilitation services.

  • Haiti

"My only ambition is to be in good health" January, 7 2019

Ali is thirty years old. A head trauma and fracture to his right tibia left him almost entirely unable to use his legs. Thanks to HI, he is now able to get about independently again.

  • Yemen

Latin and Central America against the bombing of populated areas January, 7 2019

On 5 and 6 December, HI will organise a regional conference in Santiago, the capital of Chile, on protecting civilians from bombing. Twenty-six governments and some thirty civil society organisations and international NGOs will attend. The organisation hopes to raise awareness of this crucial issue and encourage States to take a stand against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

  • International

A day in the Ukhiya camp, home of 625,000 Rohingya refugees December, 21 2018

We arrived at Cox's Bazar, a fishing port located along a 120-km stretch of beaches in southeast Bangladesh that draw the richest Bangladeshis. Paradoxically, this small seaside town is also a hub for expats working in nearby refugee camps. After 20 hours on planes flight, 10 hours of layovers, 4 airports, and a ride in a tum-tum (the Bangladeshi version of a tuk-tuk) I'm relieved to have finally arrived at my hotel and get a bit of rest. Tomorrow will be my first day in a refugee camp. The Ukhiya region is now crowded with 625,000 people, all waiting for a better future.

  • Bangladesh

"I love seeing the positive changes in this child and his family" December, 20 2018

Esra is a physiotherapist at the Basma hospital rehabilitation centre. In partnership with HI, the hospital has set up a paediatric unit specialised in the care management of neurological disorders.

  • Jordan

Tawergha: a dead city, contaminated by missiles, rockets and bombs. December, 17 2018

A few kilometres south of Misrata, Tawergha has been a ghost town since it was hit by intense fighting in 2011. The streets are littered with missiles, rockets and other unexploded weapons and remnants of war. As the population gradually returns, HI has launched a clearance operation to reduce the threat to their lives.

  • Libya

Indonesia: HI assisting earthquake and tsunami victims December, 3 2018

HI, in partnership with IFI, is assisting people affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi province in Indonesia on 28 September.

 

  • Indonesia