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Algeria

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

HI Algeria, inclusive education | © L.Thisy / HI

Our actions

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.

Areas of intervention

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African States against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas
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Explosive weapons

African States against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

From 27th to 28th November, Handicap International (HI) is organising a regional conference on the bombing of civilians. The Conference will take place in Maputo, Mozambique and aims to bring together some 20 States, 10 African civil society organisations and international NGOs. The goal is to raise awareness of this vital challenge among African countries and to encourage them to take action on the world stage to protect civilians from the devastating impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Background

Map of Humanity & Inclusion projects in Algeria

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[1].

 

[1]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

Where we work