HI works to improve the inclusion and socio-economic integration of vulnerable people and people with disabilities in Algeria. We help build the capacities and advocacy of civil society and highlight new issues such as inclusive education, social inclusion, and inclusive local development.
HI Algeria, inclusive education | © L.Thisy / HI
HI implements projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of vulnerable people and people with disabilities. This includes funding and supporting civil society organisations (CSOs) and professional networks and groups to develop and implement inclusive employment actions, the sustainable use of natural resources and the sale of local products in aid of people with disabilities and vulnerable people. We also help the most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers by providing housing assistance and financial and psychological support to victims of violence.
HI also improves access to education for children with disabilities and works with its Sahrawi health partners to enhance rehabilitation care for people with disabilities in Sahrawi refugee camps. We train health professionals, help identify people with disabilities, and ensure they have access to high-quality services.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HI has continued to help the world’s most vulnerable people. We have adapted our interventions in more than 45 countries.
Algeria has made major social advances, particularly in the field of social protection. The country has adopted a social insurance system similar to European models, but it remains fragmentary and there are major disparities in terms of the populations covered and services available.
HI, Social inclusion of people with disabilities in the Wilaya of Algiers: HI, 2014
Although the lives of people with disabilities and the way they are seen in Algeria is changing, they are not included enough in society. Disability laws are relatively advanced, but efforts need to be made to fully implement them in the field.
Number of HI staff members: 25
Date programme opened: 1998