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East Ethiopia: the forgotten crisis April, 17 2018

The grazing regions of Oromia and Somali in southern and eastern Ethiopia have witnessed an escalation in inter-ethnic violence in recent months. Since last September, more than one million people have fled their villages and been displaced to hundreds of reception areas. HI is working to protect the most vulnerable individuals, primarily women and children. Fabrice Vandeputte, HI’s head of mission in Ethiopia, explains the causes of the crisis and how the organisation is responding to it.

  • Ethiopia

A frightening increase in the number of victims of explosive weapons April, 3 2018

On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness, HI is alarmed by the frightening increase in the number of civilian victims of explosive weapons : 32,008 civilians were killed or injured by explosive weapons in 2016 (out of a total of 45,624 victims), according to Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). The toll looks even heavier for 2017, as civilians account for 90% of the victims of explosive weapons when they are used in populated areas. Landmine Monitor has recorded a dramatic increase in casualties of mine and explosive remnants over the past three years. Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen are among the main countries affected.

  • Iraq
  • Yemen
  • Syria
  • Ukraine

Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugees brace for rain and cyclones April, 3 2018

The largest refugee camp in the world is built on tree-stripped hills in a flood-prone area of southern Bangladesh. With annual rains expected to arrive in April and the threat of cyclones looming, HI staff in the camps are extremely concerned about the impact of flooding and landslides on the most vulnerable.

  • Bangladesh

7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict: After the death of partner organisation’s employee, HI condemns continuous bombings March, 15 2018

A staff member from a Syrian organisation that Humanity and Inclusion (HI) partners with was killed yesterday. Mustafa, his wife and their two children – both under the age of 8 years old – were killed by shelling in Hamouriyeh, Eastern Ghouta. As today marks the 7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, HI condemns once again bombing and shelling of populated areas and calls on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians.

  • Syria

8 March - International Women's Day Women with disabilities almost ten times more likely to experience sexual violence March, 7 2018

On 8 March, International Women's Day, HI is calling attention to the fact that more than one in three women experience violence in their lifetime. And women with disabilities are particularly at risk. HI aims at preventing violence and providing women with psychological and medical support.

  • International

Aid by air in Central African Republic March, 5 2018

In 2017, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) made it possible to transport 8,590 tonnes of goods to some of the most isolated corners of Central African Republic, a country that has been devastated by decades of violence and instability. 

  • Central African Republic

Humanity & Inclusion condemns unending bombardment of besieged Eastern Ghouta February, 22 2018

The extreme escalation of bombardment in the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta in the past 72 hours has caused more than 200 civilian deaths and extensive damage to infrastructure—particularly hospitals, clinics, and shelters where civilians are taking refuge. 390,000 civilians are besieged under heavy shelling, airstrikes, and barrel bomb attacks in the enclave of Eastern Ghouta, with dwindling water, food, and medical supplies.

  • Syria

Investing in Maternal and Child Health in Togo February, 21 2018

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

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) warns that abuse of beneficiaries is unacceptable February, 16 2018

Following revelations of unacceptable behaviour by humanitarian personnel, HI has warned that such acts cannot be tolerated or justified under any circumstances.

  • International

More than 10,000 refugees in Burundi: HI assisting the most vulnerable February, 16 2018

Following ongoing clashes in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 10,000 people, mostly Congolese, have taken refuge in the south and southwest of Burundi since 24 January. HI is preparing to launch an emergency response in aid of these refugees.

  • Burundi

Aicha and Friends Show us the Joy of Inclusion. February, 15 2018

Aicha, 10, lives in Guinea Bissau. Since HI has helped her to attend school, she has become a lively and joyful member of her local community. HI ensures that over 70,000 vulnerable children and children with disabilities can access their right to an education.

  • Guinea-Bissau

Sri Lanka: giving women a voice February, 14 2018

Following years of conflict in Sri Lanka, HI implemented a project with the support of the US Department of State to increase the involvement of women, especially women with disabilities, in the country’s reconciliation process.

  • Sri Lanka

Explosive remnants of war: children with disabilities need access to risk education February, 5 2018

Explosive remnants of war: children with disabilities need access to risk education

  • Palestine

Completion of demining operations February, 2 2018

HI has completed its demining operations in the Tshopo, Ituri, Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), launched in January 2016. Over a two-year period, HI and its local partner, AFRILAM (Africa for Anti-Mine Action) cleared 34,520 m2 of land of mines, the equivalent of 5 football pitches, benefiting the 5,600 inhabitants in the region.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

Airstrikes kill civilians January, 25 2018

According to the latest report from the Association On Armed Violence(AOAV), 15,399 civilians were killed by explosive weapons during the first 11 months of 2017 - a 42% increase compared to the same period in 2016. This sharp rise is largely down to a massive increase in deadly airstrikes.

  • Syria