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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

From landmine victim to pro athlete September, 19 2018

Flavio is one of thousands of mine victims in Colombia. He lost his leg, but can move independently thanks to the prosthesis he received from Humanity & Inclusion. And his steps often lead him to the pool, because Flavio is a competitive swimmer who is seeking Paralympic participation.

  • Colombia

Helping malnourished children in the Sahel to flourish September, 18 2018

In Niger the malnutrition rate reached the emergency threshold of 15% set by the WHO in 2015. Hence the importance of a project like Esspoir, which deals with preventing and reducing the consequences of disease.

  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger

1/5 Syrian Refugees has disability September, 17 2018

More than 60% of the Syrian refugee households include a person with disability, and 1/5 of refugees in Lebanon and Jordan have a disability, according to a new study by HI and iMMAP[1]. The survey ran from 2017-2018, and so far has resulted in two reports, four factsheets and a Data Dashboard that provide statistical figures on people with disabilities among Syrian refugees and their access to humanitarian aid. HI Regional Inclusion Technical Coordinator Yahoko Asai explains the study’s importance:

 

[1] IMMAP is an international NGO that provides professional information management services to humanitarian and development organizations by collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data, which enables them to make informed decisions to ultimately provide high-quality targeted assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon

Typhoon Mangkhut: HI emergency specialists arrive in affected areas September, 17 2018

HI emergency workers have arrived in the northern Philippines to identify the needs of the victims of typhoon Mangkhut - the most violent typhoon this year - and prepare our emergency response

  • Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut: HI travels to worst-affected areas September, 16 2018

Super typhoon Mangkhut, which made landfall in the northern Philippines on the night of Friday 14 to Saturday 15 September, has killed dozens of people and affected more than 4 million others. An assessment team will arrive in areas worst hit by the disaster on Monday to identify the needs of affected people.

  • Philippines

Philippines: protecting the victims of typhoon Mangkhut September, 15 2018

HI’s teams are preparing to set out for the northern Philippines where they plan to assist people affected by Mangkhut. The super typhoon, which made landfall last night, has already claimed its first victims

  • Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines, 2013: "Chaos, anguish and disaster… our priority was to prevent the worst” September, 14 2018

As Typhoon Mangkhut threatens to make landfall in the Philippines, HI’s country director in 2013, Edith Van Wijngaarden, recalls the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

  • Philippines