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The woman who destroys bombs: HI deminer featured on BBC 15/03/18

Humanity & Inclusion’s demining team in Laos was recently featured in Earth’s Natural Wonders on BBC1. You can watch our teams in action below!

  • United Kingdom
  • Laos

“We need to carry on helping these refugees” 13/03/18

Syria’s seven-year conflict has devastated the country, resulting in unprecedented population movements. More than five million Syrian refugees are living in neighbouring countries, including more than one million in Lebanon. Mariam has been working as a physiotherapist for Humanity & Inclusion (HI) in Lebanon ever since the organisation launched its response in the country. Below, she describes a day in her life supporting refugees.

  • Lebanon
  • Syria

International Women's Day: Women with disabilities almost ten times more likely to experience sexual violence 05/03/18

On 8th March, International Women's Day, HI is calling attention to the fact that more than one in three women experience violence in their lifetime, and women with disabilities are particularly at risk. HI's work aims to prevent violence and provide women with psychological and medical support.

  • International

Tune in to see HI's demining work in Laos featured on BBC1 05/03/18

The BBC recently visited Humanity & Inclusion’s team in Laos to film our incredible deminers! Tune in to watch Earth’s Natural Wonders on BBC1 at 9pm on Wednesday 7th March.

  • United Kingdom
  • Laos

Laos: The deminer protecting others from her father’s fate 05/03/18

The U.S. dropped more than two million tonnes of bombs on Laos during the Vietnam War. Humanity & Inclusion’s demining teams have been clearing deadly unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the country since 2006. HI deminer Lumngen, also a mother of two, explains what her job involves and what motivates her to do this challenging work.

  • Laos

Sri Lanka: giving women a voice 28/02/18

Following years of conflict in Sri Lanka, HI implemented a project with the support of the US Department of State to increase the involvement of women, especially women with disabilities, in the country’s reconciliation process.

  • Sri Lanka

Explosive remnants of war: children with disabilities need access to risk education 28/02/18

In Gaza, HI is working to ensure that all children, including disabled children can access risk education to prevent accidents.

  • Palestine

Humanity & Inclusion condemns the unending bombardment of besieged Eastern Ghouta 22/02/18

The extreme escalation of bombardment in the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta in the past 48 hours has caused more than 200 civilian deaths and extensive damage to infrastructure – particularly hospitals, clinics and shelters where civilians are taking refuge. 390,000 civilians are besieged under heavy shelling, airstrikes and barrel bomb attacks in the enclave of Eastern Ghouta, with dwindling water, food and medical supplies.

  • International
  • Syria

Investing in Maternal and Child Health in Togo 19/02/18

HI is improving health facilities for pregnant women and newborns in the maritime region of Togo. Thanks to these interventions, neonatal mortality is expected to fall by 20% by the end of 2019.

  • Togo

HI warns that abuse of beneficiaries is unacceptable 16/02/18

Following revelations of unacceptable behaviour by humanitarian personnel, HI has warned that such acts cannot be tolerated or justified under any circumstances.

  • International

More than 10,000 refugees in Burundi: HI assisting the most vulnerable 16/02/18

Following ongoing clashes in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 10,000 people, mostly Congolese, have taken refuge in the south and southwest of Burundi since 24th January 2018. HI is preparing to launch an emergency response in aid of these refugees.

  • Burundi

Completion of demining operations in DRC 14/02/18

HI has completed its demining operations in the Tshopo, Ituri, Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), launched in January 2016. Over a two-year period, HI and its local partner, AFRILAM (Africa for Anti-Mine Action) cleared 34,520 m2 of land of mines, the equivalent of 5 football pitches, benefiting the 5,600 inhabitants in the region.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

New humanitarian standards launched for inclusion of older people and people with disabilities 14/02/18

A new set of inclusion standards that provide humanitarian organisations with guidance to ensure older people and people with disabilities are not marginalised in emergency responses has been launched on 7th February.

  • International

Handicap International becomes Humanity & Inclusion 29/01/18

Introducing our new brand and answering your questions about the changes.

  • United Kingdom
  • International

Mine action in 2018 24/01/18

Developments in mine clearance largely reflect recent changes in working environments. Thomas Hugonnier, head of Mine Action at HI, explains how this currently affects our mine clearance operations.

  • East Timor