With the help of nutrition and communication therapy, Tamara is gaining in autonomy 28 November 2023
Tamara, 5, has cerebral palsy. Thanks to therapy to help her with her nutrition, attention and speech, the little girl is beginning to express herself and react to stimuli from the people around her.
- Bolivia and Andean states
Extension of the ceasefire in Gaza: call for a lasting decision 28 November 2023
Humanity & Inclusion – Handicap International welcomes the extension of the ceasefire between the Hamas and Israel. While we acknowledge this additional temporary respite coming after a four-days ceasefire, we urgently call for a lasting and comprehensive ceasefire to address the pressing needs of people in the Gaza Strip, with a particular focus on those with injuries, disabilities and physical impairments who face unique challenges in accessing crucial medical treatment and assistance. In parallel, all civilian hostages should be immediately released without conditions.
How climate change affects people with disabilities 28 November 2023
Climate change exacerbates discrimination and affects the daily lives of people with disabilities in particular.
COP 28: Raising awareness of disability at the Climate Conference 28 November 2023
COP 28 opens in Dubai on November 30th. HI will be bringing strong messages in support of the communities and individuals most impacted by climate change, including people with disabilities.
HI provides aid in 94 shelters in Gaza 24 November 2023
HI and partners have distributed aid to more than 3,500 people since October 7 in Gaza.
Omo has been trained in farming techniques and business management by the inclusive farm project in Sierra Leone. As a result, her family's living conditions have improved.
- Sierra Leone
"I'm proud that the people we support excel at what they do" 24 November 2023
For Dusu Naomi Lansana, the inclusive farm project in Sierra Leone enables the people participating to overcome the obstacles of everyday life and practise their activity in a sustainable way.
- Sierra Leone
Taking care of herself so she can take care of her daughter 22 November 2023
Isabel Fanny's daughter, Carmen, has Down's syndrome. Thanks to HI's psychosocial support, she has learned to overcome the difficulties and move forward with her child.
- Bolivia and Andean states
HI has released a new report, “Attacks on healthcare and Impacts on Physical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Services in Gaza” showing that the healthcare system in Gaza has completely collapsed following massive and systematic bombing by Israeli forces. HI is calling for an immediate ceasefire and for the protection of health facilities and personnel by all parties to the conflict.
South Sudan: Working towards greater inclusion 20 November 2023
Zekia Musa-Ahmed, who lives with vision loss, is a campaigner for the rights of people with disabilities. She talks about her role as inclusion officer on the WISH project in South Sudan.
- South Sudan
Mother and daughter: both walking again thanks to HI 20 November 2023
After a road accident, Vuth Ta and her mother Tum Thab were both amputated. They have been treated for four years at the HI rehabilitation center in Kampong Cham province.
Since being displaced, Hussein and Zahraa face daily challenges. 20 November 2023
HI is helping people who have been evacuated from their homes in southern Lebanon because of the growing violence along the border with Israel – people like this elderly couple, Hussein and Zahraa.
Mohammed is coping better with his vision loss thanks to HI 20 November 2023
HI is helping people who have been evacuated from their homes in southern Lebanon because of the growing violence along the border with Israel – people like Mohammed.
Since arriving in Tyre, Amal and her grandchildren need help 20 November 2023
HI is helping people who have been evacuated from their homes in southern Lebanon because of the growing violence along the border with Israel – people like Amal.
States must urgently implement the international agreement against bombing in populated areas 17 November 2023
One year ago, on 18 November 2022, 83 states in Dublin endorsed a landmark international agreement to protect civilians from bombing in populated areas. Between January and September 2023 (AOAV), more than 21,200 people were killed or injured by explosive violence - a clear sign of the urgent need for States to now implement it, even more so in the current context of escalating conflict between Palestinian armed groups and Israel.