Humanity & Inclusion had worked in Ukraine since August 2015 where it provided support to vulnerable people, including people with disabilities who found it difficult to access care as a result of the conflict. The organisation worked at local and national level to build the capacities of health services and to make humanitarian actors aware of the need to include vulnerable groups in the emergency response. Humanity & Inclusion has ended its actions in Ukraine.
Children drawing dangerous situations during a mine risk education session in Ukraine. | © Handicap International
Humanity & Inclusion was asked by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health to help improve the care-management of people with disabilities and conflict casualties. The organisation provided at-home rehabilitation care to limit the onset of complications from injuries or the functional limitations of older people or people with reduced mobility who found it more difficult to access care services as a result of the conflict. It also built the capacities of health facilities and care staff and supplies rehabilitation equipment and mobility aids (e.g. prostheses, wheelchairs).
Nationally, Humanity & Inclusion identified vulnerable groups (older people, people with disabilities, etc.) and made humanitarian actors aware of their specific needs and how to include them in the emergency response.
Between October 2015 and February 2016, with the support of UNICEF, the organisation provided risk education on landmines and explosive remnants of war to children and teenagers living along the contact line between government forces and independence movements.
Humanity & Inclusion has ended its actions in Ukraine.