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.
On 8th November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, affecting more than 15 million people. 5 years later, Humanity & Inclusion is still supporting Haiyan victims.
To coincide with the 71st session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Humanity & Inclusion is calling attention to the fact that women with disabilities around the world are almost ten times more likely to experience sexual violence.
With financial help from Humanity & Inclusion, more than 1,500 people helped clear roads blocked by debris from Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.
Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. is supporting Humanity & Inclusion's Teacher Kids campaign to draw public attention to the need to make schools accessible to children with disabilities.
Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion UK, argues that more needs to be done to stop the bombing of civilians.
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The impact of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia continues to be felt. Liquefaction (the process of loose soil acting like a liquid during an earthquake) has engulfed entire villages, leaving more than 10,000 people injured and 800 missing.
A powerful earthquake followed by a tsunami struck the centre of the Indonesian region of Sulawesi on 28th September, killing more than 1,400 people and injuring more than 2,500. Humanity & Inclusion, which has sent a support team of experts to Indonesia, is coordinating its response with local organisations.
A tsunami struck the centre of the Indonesian region of Sulawesi a few days ago, killing more than 1,200 people. As HI’s teams prepare to help its victims, Pauline Falipou, one of HI’s emergency physiotherapists, who provided assistance in the wake of the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, explains the rehabilitation needs of people in this type of emergency.
Following the tsunami that struck the centre of the Sulawesi region of Indonesia a few days ago, killing more than 800 people, HI is mobilising its teams to identify the needs of victims. With the support of local partners, the organisation will carry out an assessment in Sulawesi.
Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the Philippines on the night of 14th September, affected more than one million people. As part of its relief effort, HI is helping people affected by the storm clear debris from roads.
Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh, where Humanity & Inclusion is providing assistance to more than 30,000 people.
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is calling on 4,500 politicians to demand an end to the bombing of populated areas, an almost systematic practice in present-day conflicts.
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