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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

Philippines: HI teams on high alert for Typhoon Mangkhut September, 14 2018

HI's teams are ready to face the aftermath of super typhoon Mangkhut. Thousands of people have already been evacuated.

  • Philippines

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