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International Day of Education: in support of the African Disability Forum’s Manifesto on Inclusive Education
20 January 2023

On the International Day of Education, we would like to amplify the voices of our partners from the African Disability Forum, calling for advancing inclusion of persons with disabilities in education, across African countries. Along with the African Disability Forum, we co-produced a video to highlight their viewpoints.

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Mahamat finally goes to school
28 December 2022

At the Kousseri displacement site on Lake Chad, 13-year-old Mahamat decides that his disability will not stop him from getting an education.

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HI has contributed to the WHO report on health equity for people with disabilities
21 December 2022

WHO published a report in early December highlighting the barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing health information and services. The report proposes 40 measures for overcoming these barriers. As a humanitarian organisation that has been working alongside people with disabilities for 40 years, HI worked closely with WHO on this report.

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Get moving after a trauma - interview with a rehabilitation specialist
14 December 2022

Bérangère Gohy works as a Rehabilitation Specialist at HI. She has co-ordinated, in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières and Karolinska Institutet, a research project aimed to assess and refine a tool to measure mobility independence of people after a trauma.

We asked her a few questions about the research project, and its relevance for people who have experienced traumas.

Abdel, victim of a landmine: “Thanks to my prosthesis, my life has changed!”
6 December 2022

Abdel was 16 years old when he lost his leg in a landmine explosion. HI has helped him rebuild his life.

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To assist the victims
6 December 2022

Assisting landmine victims is one of the principal obligations of the Ottawa Treaty6. It is also HI’s raison d’être

Humanity & Inclusion at the 20th Meeting of the States Parties to the Antipersonnel Mine Ban Convention
30 November 2022

From 21st to 25th November 2022, HI took part in the 20th Meeting of the States Parties to the Ottawa Treaty, a good opportunity to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Treaty and the 30th anniversary of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

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Fight against anti-personnel landmines continues in the face of growing use
29 November 2022

25 years ago, the adoption of the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty marked an unprecedented diplomatic victory over these cowardly weapons. The Treaty led to a decline in the number of casualties, the destruction of millions of mines and a virtual end to their use. Since 2014, mine use has made a reappearance in conflicts, with a subsequent increase in the number of casualties. The 25th anniversary of the Ottawa Treaty is an opportunity to urge States to step up their efforts and put a permanent end to the use of landmines.

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Raqqa: A scale of contamination unseen before
28 November 2022

HI conducts clearance and depollution operations in Raqqa, North Syria, and its surroundings since 2018. 25 HI demining experts are on task on a daily basis.

OpenTeleRehab recognized as Digital Public Good
24 November 2022

HI is proud to inform that its telerehabilitation software OpenTeleRehab has been found to be a Digital Public Good in alignment with the Digital Public Goods Standard.

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Working with dignity: Zawadi’s story
23 November 2022

Zawadi is living in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where she manages a small business. Through training and mentoring, HI helped her to cope with the effects of COVID-19 and expand her activity.

  • Kenya

Inclusive education today for inclusive futures tomorrow!
23 November 2022

12-year-old Patrick is benefitting from digital schooling in the Kakuma refugee camp. Thanks to accessible and adapted materials, he is prepared to achieve all his professional goals.

  • Kenya

The line between periods of peace and violence is increasingly blurred
23 November 2022

Perrine Benoist is Armed Violence Reduction Director at HI. She explains the progress of clearance, 25 years after the signature of the Ottawa Treaty against landmine.

83 States have made history by endorsing the international agreement against bombing on towns and cities
18 November 2022

Acknowledging the devastating humanitarian consequences of bombing and shelling of towns and cities, 83 States adopted an international agreement to better protect civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, at the Dublin Conference on 18 November 2022.

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