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6 months after the devastation of Cyclone Idai, the scars left in Mozambique remain September, 25 2019

In March and April 2019, Mozambique was hit by two cyclones, including the violent Cyclone Idai. Here is an overview of HI's emergency response.

  • Mozambique

HI calls on governments against bombing in civilian areas September, 17 2019

On the eve of the Canadian federal election, HI is calling on the leaders and leaders of the main parties to mobilize against the bombing of civilian areas. Elsewhere in the world, HI invites the public to call on its members of parliament in Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. By calling on your MPs, let us exert our full weight on governments to put an end to the bombing of civilians in populated areas. 90 MPs (from Belgium, France, Switzerland…) have already expressed their support for our campaign.

  • International

Girls education challende in Sierra Leone September, 4 2019

Sierra Leone's female literacy rate (34%) is one of the lowest in the world and, although there are many policies, none specifically addresses children with disabilities, with the exception of the Children's Rights Act (2007) which guarantees every child access to education. To address this situation, HI is implementing the Girl's Education Challenge - Transition (GEC-T) project, with key partners, so that girls and marginalized children with disabilities in five districts of Sierra Leone can reach their full potential and make the transition from primary school to secondary school and beyond.

 

  • Sierra Leone

Investing in Maternal and Child Health in Togo August, 21 2019

HI is improving health facilities for pregnant women and newborns in the maritime region of Togo. Thanks to these interventions, neonatal mortality is expected to fall by 20% by the end of 2019.

  • Togo

Shumira, one step at a time August, 19 2019

In the corner of a dark hut, ten-year-old Shumira is busy with her make-up bag. A mirror directs thin rays of sunlight onto the little girl's face, revealing cheeks reddened by the mixture of face powders that she has put together. Shumira is getting ready to go and play outside, in the Teknaf refugee camp in Bangladesh. No easy task after years of living in seclusion, due to her disability, cerebral palsy.

  • Bangladesh

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

Humanitarian aid: a story of compassion August, 14 2019

Tichaona Mashodo manages the HI flying team in South Sudan. He reflects on his 10-year humanitarian commitment.

  • South Sudan

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