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Philippines: HI teams prepare for Typhoon Mangkhut September, 13 2018

HI's teams are preparing for the aftermath of super typhoon Mangkhut, which is set to make landfall in the Philippines on the night of Friday 14 to Saturday 15 September. Thousands of people are likely to be affected.

  • Philippines

Idleb - The risk of a humanitarian disaster September, 6 2018

While a major military offensive on Idleb region is possibly under preparation, HI calls on parties to the conflict to spare civilians and allow full and unfettered humanitarian access.

  • Syria

A bright future for Layian September, 5 2018

Layian Ramzy Dokhan is a nine-year-old girl who has lived with a physical disability since she was three. She lives in Rafah, a city close to the Egyptian border, which is prone to military incursions. Nine of Layian’s family members, including three of her brothers and two of her sisters, live in a house with cramped rooms. When it was time for Layian to attend school, she was denied enrollment due to her disability. That is, until she met Humanity & Inclusion (HI).

  • Palestine

Hit by a bullet, first responder volunteer Zena loses her sight August, 29 2018

During the demonstrations in Gaza, Zena gave first aid to the injured. Until she was hit by a bullet herself. Having lost the use of one eye, it’s Zena who now needs help. HI is providing her with care and psychological support.

  • Palestine

Explosive weapons: risk education to protect local people August, 22 2018

After decades of armed conflict, the Lake Chad region remains littered with explosive remnants of war. HI puts up warning signs around hazardous areas and runs risk education sessions to protect local people from explosive remnants.

  • Chad

Adapting humanitarian services to people with disabilities in Bentiu camp August, 14 2018

A report recently published by HI and IOM[1] offers an assessment of the situation in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) Site in South Sudan, where people with disabilities live in difficult conditions and humanitarian services struggle to meet their needs. The report makes a number of recommendations.

[1] IOM = International Organization for Migration

  • South Sudan

Mosul: contamination by explosive remnants of war on an unprecedented scale August, 3 2018

One year after the liberation of Mosul, HI has published a mini-report on the unprecedented scale of contamination by explosive remnants of war in Mosul, following months of fighting. Massive and near daily bombing during the military offensive between October 2016 and July 2017 are largely to blame.

  • Iraq

Cluster munitions victims more than doubled since 2015 July, 31 2018

The Oslo Convention banning the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions entered into force eight years ago, on 1 August 2010. Despite the success of the convention, which has been signed by 119 countries, cluster munitions victims doubled in recent years.

  • Laos

Gaza: « I can’t hold my kids like before » July, 23 2018

HI is treating hundreds of victims of violence in Gaza. Discover the daily challenges faced by the injured and their families.

  • Palestine

“When I grow up I’m going to fly” July, 12 2018

Saiful is 7 years old. He lives in the Rohingya registered refugee camp in Kutupalong, southern Bangladesh. Due to a congenital malformation, he lost his right leg when he was two years old. With support from Handicap International, he has been fitted with an artificial limb and can now walk and attend school.  He loves playing with his friends and dreams of becoming a pilot one day.

  • Bangladesh

Torrential rain in Bangladesh: more than 9,000 Rohingya refugees affected July, 11 2018

More than 9,000 Rohingya have been affected by floods and landslides in Bangladesh since June. HI’s teams continue to assist affected populations.

  • Bangladesh

Gunshot wounds: long-term medical care June, 29 2018

People with gunshot wounds require long-term medical care. After an operation, it can take months or even years of rehabilitation to restore their mobility. During this long period of convalescence, patients are temporarily disabled and unable to work. Alaa is one of hundreds of people with this type of injury. Followed up by HI, he recently began rehabilitation sessions.

  • Palestine

HI Mapping Challenge: innovation to support humanitarian response June, 27 2018

Maps contain information essential to the deployment of humanitarian teams in the field, but in areas isolated due to natural disasters, conflicts or sanitary crises, they are often incomplete or non-existent. To map every part of the world, HI and CrowdAI launched a Mapping Challenge - the first stage of which was completed at the end of May.

  • International

Humanity & Inclusion appoints a new Federal Chairperson June, 27 2018

On Saturday 16 June, HI's Federal Board of Trustees elected Jean-Noël Dargnies as its new Chairperson. After a career in industry and higher education, he is taking over from Jacques Tassi, whose third term as Chairperson ended on Saturday.

  • International

Addressing physical and psychological needs of refugees in Uganda June, 20 2018

Interview with Meryll Patois, HI rehabilitation technical advisor in Uganda

  • Uganda