Western Mosul: ghost town 08/07/19
Between October 2016 and July 2017, Mosul, in Nineveh province, was the scene of heavy fighting. The intensive use of explosive weapons such as bombs and improvised mines was particularly destructive in the western half of the city. More than 500,000 people are still displaced in camps.
Last year, we were delighted to welcome disability & human rights activist Eddie Ndopu to HI as our new Ambassador. We recently caught up with Eddie in Rwanda, where he was visiting our inclusive education projects in and around Kigali.
Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion UK, explains how recent events bring us one step closer to protecting civilians caught in armed conflict.
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Albert is the mayor of Mazraat Assaf, a village in Lebanon close to land mined during the civil war and now being cleared by HI’s mine clearance experts.
It is with a heavy heart that Humanity & Inclusion announces the death of our colleague Ali. Ali, who was 35 years old, was killed in a heinous attack in the Middle-East on the 2nd of June, just before the start of the Eid holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The attack that killed him also killed multiple others, including Ali’s 5-year old son Wisam.
For the first time ever, the United Nations Security Council has adopted a Resolution on persons with disabilities in armed conflict. This represents a significant step forward for people with disabilities, who are particularly at risk in crisis situations and often overlooked in humanitarian assistance.
Weapons clearance drones 19/06/19
Since last January, HI and its partner Mobility Robotics have been trialing the use of drones to support weapons clearance experts in Faya-Largeau, northern Chad.
Alongside 50 weapons clearance experts working in Chad, HI uses a remote-controlled platform, a German-made GCS 200, to clear large areas in record time.
HI has been conducting weapons clearance operations near Faya-Largeau, the capital of Borku province in northern Chad, since November 2018. Some fifty weapons clearance experts work in the area. HI Communications Officer Gilles Lordet joined the teams for a typical morning of demining.
Following several weeks of clean-up operations, Humanity and Inclusion is now supporting vulnerable residents of Beira, Mozambique to repair and rebuild their homes.
Humanity and Inclusion’s teams are clearing land in north-eastern Laos contaminated by cluster munitions and other unexploded ordnance (UXO).
HI has supplied more than 800 men with information on how to be ‘responsible’ fathers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
More than one million Venezuelan migrants currently live in Colombia. HI is providing emergency assistance to these vulnerable individuals.
The United Nations Security Council discusses the protection of civilians in armed conflict this week. A HI delegation is at the United Nations headquarters to convince States to commit themselves against bombing in populated areas. At the head of this delegation, Arms Advocacy Manager, Alma Al Osta, explains HI's actions:
HI’s deminers are clearing mines in northern Lebanon, in an area contaminated during the 1975-1990 conflict. The aim is to remove the threat facing villagers.