Goto main content

Haitian earthquake victim Moïse is back on the football pitch

Emergency Rehabilitation
Haiti

Moïse, who is 14 years old, lost his leg in 2010 when Haiti was struck by a powerful earthquake. With support from Humanity & Inclusion (HI), he has now been fitted with a prosthesis. He meets the HI team regularly to ensure regular adjustments can be made as he grows.

Moïse, amputated after the quake in Haiti, can now play football

Moïse, survivor of the earthquake in 2010, loves to play football with his friends and family | © Davide Preti/HI

Moïse was 4 years old when he was buried beneath rubble by the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti on 12th January 2010. His left leg was amputated a week later. Without crutches, he was only able to move around by crawling. After meeting Humanity & Inclusion’s (HI) teams, Moïse was fitted with a prosthesis and started to attend rehabilitation sessions to improve his mobility and indepedence.

Moïse will turn 15 years old in March 2021. He lives with his parents and younger brother. He stays in contact with HI’s teams and still benefits from rehabilitation support, including his new prosthesis which is regularly adjusted, and medical care in case he needs revision surgery. Moïse is a lively boy who loves to play football. At school, as well as learning he gets involved in lots of extra-curricular activities, such as basketry and classical dance!
 

Date published: 12/01/21

COUNTRIES

Where we work

Read more

"Please don't forget Afghanistan in this difficult time"
© HI
Emergency Explosive weapons Rehabilitation

"Please don't forget Afghanistan in this difficult time"

Mohammad Rasool is base coordinator for Humanity & Inclusion in Afghanistan, managing our work in Kandahar and Nimroz provinces where our teams are providing rehabilitation and psychosocial support. In this interview, Mohammad describes the situation on the ground at the moment.

Freetown: HI is supporting people impacted by the explosion
© Alimamy Bangura/HI
Emergency Rehabilitation

Freetown: HI is supporting people impacted by the explosion

More than one hundred people were killed in an explosion in Sierra Leone, on 5 November. After assessing needs on the ground, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is moving on to the next stage of its actions to support people impacted by the explosion.

HI mobilises support after lethal explosion in Freetown
© Alimamy Bangura/HI
Emergency

HI mobilises support after lethal explosion in Freetown

More than one hundred people were killed when a fuel tanker hit a heavy goods lorry and exploded on 5th November in the district of Wellington in Freetown. HI is working to assist the casualties.

FOLLOW US