The Regional Conference on Protecting Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas organized by HI, in Santiago, Chile, ended on 6 December. 23 States adopted the Santiago Communiqué expressing concern over the devastating impact on civilians of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Well done HI Advocacy team!
Help us restore hope this Christmas 05/12/18
Eight-year-old Sondos was left injured and traumatised by a bombing in Syria. Please support Humanity & Inclusion's urgent Christmas appeal and give the gift of hope to an injured child.
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On 5th and 6th December 2018, Humanity & Inclusion will organise a regional conference in Santiago, the capital of Chile, on protecting civilians from bombing. Twenty-six governments and some thirty civil society organisations and international NGOs will attend. The organisation hopes to raise awareness of this crucial issue and encourage States to take a stand against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
Humanity & Inclusion, in partnership with IFI, is assisting people affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi province in Indonesia on 28th September.
According to the report Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: A Shared Responsibility released on 3rd December by the non-governmental organisation PAX, investments in cluster munitions have fallen by two thirds since the last report in May 2017.
Humanity & Inclusion is attending the Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty from 26th - 30th November 2018 in Geneva. The organisation is calling on governments to support assistance for landmine victims whose needs have increased dramatically in recent years.
Tawergha, Libya: Humanity & Inclusion teams are making safe a city contaminated by missiles, rockets and bombs 28/11/18
A few kilometres south of Misrata in Libya, Tawergha has been a ghost town since it was hit by intense fighting in 2011. Humanity & Inclusion teams are taking action.
This #GivingTuesday, Humanity & Inclusion UK is launching a special appeal to make land safe for future generations. Find out how you can join us.
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Twelve-year-old Zakarya is the eighth child of a poor family who live in a small village in northern Yemen. His life changed dramatically when he was injured in a rocket attack and doctors had to amputate his left leg.
At the start of the war in Syria, Hussein and his family left their home town to take refuge in Jordan. In the last few years, he has suffered from a series of medical complications. Thanks to HI's partnership with a local rehabilitation centre, the arthritis he suffers from in his knee is now managed by a team of physiotherapists.
Yemen: Repairing minds and bodies 22/11/18
17-year-old Salim was injured in a bombing while working in a grocery store near Hudaydah in Yemen. His leg had to be amputated and he was left shocked and anxious. Humanity & Inclusion teams have supported him with rehabilitation care and psychological support.
The conflict in Yemen is about to enter its fifth year. Wave upon wave of casualties continue to arrive in the country’s health facilities. Humanity & Inclusion teams are working tirelessly to support injured people and reduce the risk of permanent disabilities.
Myriam lost her leg during bombing raids in Syria. She received first aid before being directly transferred to Jordan. HI provided her with a prosthesis and rehabilitation sessions, and she is now able to walk again.
Ending the bombing of civilians 13/11/18
HI will attend the Paris Peace Forum from 11 to 13 November to advance its campaign against the bombing of populated areas. We talked to Baptiste Chapuis, HI’s Disarmament Advocacy Officer, about what the organisation aims to achieve at this international meeting.
The conflict in Yemen and the blockade imposed in November 2017 by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition are having a devastating impact on the population. Humanity & Inclusion works in eight health centres and hospitals in Sanaa, the capital, where it provides rehabilitation care and psychological support, and distributes mobility aids. Maud Bellon, the director of HI's programmes in Yemen, describes the situation.