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Attending school in times of conflict is a challenge
17 April 2024

Samar, 10, lives in a camp in the West Bank. She has multiple disabilities. Attending school is usually a challenge, exarcebated by the escalation of violence.

  • Occupied Palestinian Territories

“I want to aware people on the risk of putting civilians in the middle of war”
17 April 2024

Marwa is living in Germany. She fled the conflict in Syria where she was injured and is now using a wheelchair. She tells how she has coped with her disability.

  • Syria

“School has become a scary place”
17 April 2024

Salam is the director of the Boys Elementary School in Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. She tells us about the dangers of teaching in a context of armed violence.

  • Occupied Palestinian Territories

Gaza: “We need double the amount of supplies”
10 April 2024

Wala provides nursing care to people in their homes and in the shelters. She talks to us about her life, her work and the situation in Gaza.

  • Occupied Palestinian Territories

Crisis in North Kivu: mobile clinics providing essential care
10 April 2024

HI is deploying mobile clinics in North Kivu in DRC to improve access to healthcare and provide medical and psychosocial assistance to people displaced by the conflicts.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

Spotlight on Santina: a young girl finds her way to education in a refugee settlement in Uganda
9 April 2024

Santina is a young girl, 13 years old. She always has a contagious smile on her face and loves to meet new people. She settled with her mother, five sisters and two brothers in the Rhino Camp refugee settlement in north-western Uganda, after fleeing South Sudan.

  • Uganda

"I love helping people return to a dignified and happy life"
8 April 2024

Raksmeymutta Nguon works for HI in Kampong Cham, Cambodia, as a rehabilitation specialist. Improving people’s quality of life and facilitating their inclusion are the drivers that motivate her.

  • Cambodia

Leave No One Behind - South Sudan Project Team held its 3rd Technical Support Mechanism Meeting
8 April 2024

The Technical Support Mechanism Team on Disability Inclusion is a working group that operates within protection cluster and under Gender Inclusion Task Team (GITT) in South Sudan. It was officially launched on 10 November 2023 and its members are made up of inclusion focal points who were trained during our Review, Adapt and Action Learning Labs (RAAL-lab).

  • South Sudan

Raising the bar on disability inclusion in South Sudan
8 April 2024

HI Leave No One Behind - South Sudan team conducted its first Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop for members of the technical support mechanism group at Juba Regency hotel, Juba, South Sudan from 27th to 29th February 2024. The three-day training drew 16 inclusion focal points drawn from National and International Non-Governmental Organizations, Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPD’s) and UN agencies.

  • South Sudan

Martine, a mine accident survivor, tells her story to raise awareness to the risks
4 April 2024

Martine comes from Kouring. In 2009, she was injured in a mine explosion. Since then, she has been speaking out to raise awareness of the dangers of explosive devices and prevent further accidents.

  • Senegal

I want my grandchildren to grow up on the land of my ancestors
4 April 2024

In 1992, Mansata had to flee the village of Bissine in Senegal to escape armed violence. Thirty years later, she has returned and now lives here in safety with her children and grandchildren.

  • Senegal

Thanks to HI, Samira is confident and making plans for the future
4 April 2024

Samira, now a teenager, lost her leg when she was 9 as the result of a bullet wound. Thanks to HI, she can now stand on her own two feet again and is confidently looking to the future.

  • Central African Republic

Jamaima, orthoprosthetist: a profession of service to others
3 April 2024

Jamaima Naluggya, orthoprosthetist, is heading a project to develop the 3D printing of prostheses and orthoses in refugee camps in Uganda. This is the story of her commitment to helping others.

  • Uganda

In Laos, HI is accompanying 200 children with autism along the road to education
31 March 2024

HI is supporting the inclusion of children with developmental disabilities, including autism, in the provinces of Champasak and Houaphan.

  • Laos

“We are home at last!”
26 March 2024

Aminata and Moustapha are originally from the village of Bissine. They have been able to return with their children to the land of their ancestors now it has been made safe by HI's demining teams.

  • Senegal