The conflict in Yemen is about to enter its fifth year. Wave upon wave of casualties continue to arrive in the country’s health facilities. HI runs rehabilitation programmes in six hospitals and two specialised centres in Sana'a. Like all teams working under conflict conditions, they need to take into account the following factors:
Maud Bellon, the director of HI’s operations in Yemen, describes the situation in Sana'a, where the organisation is based and provides humanitarian response.
HI works in eight health centres and hospitals in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, where it provides rehabilitation care and psychological support, and distributes mobility aids such as crutches and wheelchairs. The conflict and the blockade imposed in November 2017 by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition are having a devastating impact on the population. Maud Bellon, the director of HI's programmes in Yemen, describes the situation.
HI will attend the Paris Peace Forum from 11 to 13 November to advance its campaign against the bombing of populated areas. We talked to Baptiste Chapuis, HI’s Disarmament Advocacy Officer, about what the organisation aims to achieve at this international meeting.
On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, affecting more than 15 million people. 5 years later, HI is still supporting Haiyan victims.
Anowar's family lives in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. In December 2017, Anowar lost his right leg in a road accident. Thanks to HI's support, he receives rehabilitation care and psychological support and now goes to school.
To coincide with the 71st session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), HI is calling attention to the fact that women with disabilities around the world are almost ten times more likely to experience sexual violence.
With financial help from HI, more than 1,500 people helped clear roads blocked by debris from Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.
Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. wants to draw public attention to the need to help make schools accessible to children with disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.