Interview with Meryll Patois, HI rehabilitation technical advisor in Uganda
HI and Ikea Foundation have constructed and officially opened the first ever inclusive playground in Teknaf district, Bangladesh. Since then,the playground has become a place filled with children, with and without disabilites, playing and laughing together.
Ahmed is 15. Injured in his right thigh just above the knee during a demonstration on the border between Gaza and Israel, he is currently care managed by an HI team. He will begin rehabilitation sessions once his wound has healed. He also needs psychological support.
Emmanuel is twelve years old. Paralysed in both legs, he goes to school on a tricycle given to him by Humanity & Inclusion (HI), which combats the exclusion of people with disabilities in war-affected countries.
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has deployed 10 emergency teams to provide rehabilitation care and psychological support to people injured in the demonstrations that have rocked Gaza over the last few months.
More than 13,000 people have been injured since March following demonstrations on the border between Gaza and Israel. HI recently deployed 10 emergency teams to provide rehabilitation care and psychological support to affected people in Gaza.
Every day, 1,600 women and more than 10,000 infants around the world die from complications during pregnancy or childbirth. On 28 May, International Day of Action for Women's Health, HI is highlighting the need to inform and warn about health risks and to help all women access appropriate healthcare.
10 teams will be working in the five governorates of Gaza starting the end of the week, supplying at-home rehabilitation care to people injured in the demonstrations held in recent weeks. Flavia Stea Antonini, head of operations at the organisation’s head office, tells us more about HI’s response.
Reema, 14, was abandoned at the age of six. Suffering from phocomelia – a congenital malformation – since birth, for many years she was unable to walk. With support from HI, she has been fitted with a prosthesis and benefits from rehabilitation care. Reema now goes to school. She wants to be a dancer and practices every morning.
The Charter on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action was drawn up in 2016 by Humanity & Inclusion in conjunction with more than 70 partners. The charter already has more than 200 signatories, including 25 States, the European Union, several UN agencies, humanitarian organisations and disabled people’s organisations.
Some 3,000 people were injured in demonstrations on the 14th and 15th May at the border between Gaza and Israel. Medical services in Gaza have been overwhelmed by the sudden arrival of large numbers of casualties. HI is ready to provide rehabilitation services to prevent patients from developing a permanent disability and to regain their mobility.
The number of people seriously injured during protests in Gaza continues to rise. Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has decided to extend its activity in Gaza and offer its expertise in emergency rehabilitation care to ensure that the injured have the best chance of recovery.
More than 8,000 people were killed and 22,000 injured when an earthquake hit Nepal three years ago. Already present in the field, HI launched an immediate response in aid of those affected, providing assistance to more than 15,000 people.
Lawyers Without Borders Canada, Development and Peace - Caritas Canada, Humanity & Inclusion, Doctors of the World, L'ŒUVRE LÉGER & Oxfam Québec participated in a "ONG7" meeting. This exchange highlighted key messages from human rights and humanitarian organizations located in Quebec in anticipation of the G7 meeting, held back in June in Charlevoix, in order to bring to the public's attention local and international issues that needed to be at the heart of the reflections and commitments of our G7 leaders.
Sudan Rimal, 29, works as a physiotherapist for HI in Nepal. Since the country was hit by an earthquake on 25 April 2015, he has assisted hundreds of casualties, providing them with rehabilitation care and helping them learn to walk again. This is his personal account.