The two huge explosions that devastated Beirut on Tuesday have caused a range of injuries including burns, fractures and amputations, as well as thousands of major and minor injuries caused by shattered glass. HI estimates that approximately 500 people are likely to need physical rehabilitation to aid their recovery.
Scenes of devastation following a huge explosion in Beirut leave no doubt as to the immediate and urgent needs of the more than 4,000 people injured. Humanity & Inclusion’s expert team already based in the country is ready to help those in need.
Humanity & Inclusion's teams and its partners are working to help the worst affected families of children with disabilities survive the crisis in Madagascar. They are providing cash transfers to vulnerable families during the health emergency.
Nipaporn Deang-Ro, one of Humanity & Inclusion’s physiotherapists, provides rehabilitation care in refugee camps in Thailand. He explains how the organisation has adapted to the pandemic.
Humanity & Inclusion has resumed its activities in Cambodia, which include Covid-19 awareness-raising, rehabilitation care, and inclusive employment.
Nepal has not escaped the Covid-19 epidemic. As it is vital not to disrupt the care process, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has continued to provide rehabilitation care to people who need it, in accordance with strict hygiene measures.
In Kenya, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is raising awareness with the most vulnerable, including people with disabilities like Ms. Dhahobo, on how to protect themselves from COVID-19.
In Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, Humanity & Inclusion is raising awareness with children with disabilities on the best ways to protect themselves from the virus.
In Lomé, the capital of Togo, COVID-19 restrictions have made the lives of homeless people even more difficult to bear. Many are children and single mothers. Humanity & Inclusion has been organising outreach to provide them with assistance.
More than 140,000 people have been affected by Covid-19 in Pakistan. Humanity & Inclusion is assisting the most vulnerable people in the country, including Afghan refugees.
The Global Education Report will be released on 23rd of June. Published by UNESCO, the report monitors the progress of education policies throughout the world. Humanity & Inclusion has participated in this year’s report which focusses on the inclusion of all children in education, including children with disabilities. Humanity & Inclusion Inclusive Education Advisor Julia McGeown explains this report.
Humanity & Inclusion works in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, where Covid-19 is spreading at an alarming rate.
Humanity & Inclusion’s new report “Death Sentence to Civilians: The Long-Term Impact of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas in Yemen” demonstrates how bombing in populated areas has wiped out decades of development in the country.
Sonia, 19, is visually and hearing impaired and attends a college adapted to her disability where she is studying for a diploma in hospitality. She is afraid that the COVID-19 pandemic will affect her plans for the future.
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Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion UK, explains the impact of Covid-19 on women with disabilities and the new challenges they are facing.