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Identifying disabled children for school enrolment 11/03/19

Mohammed is a community volunteer. Every day, he rides his motorbike through local neighbourhoods of Timbuktu, Mali, in search of children with disabilities who do not attend school. 

  • Mali

African States against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas 24/11/17

From 27th to 28th November, Handicap International (HI) is organising a regional conference on the bombing of civilians. The Conference will take place in Maputo, Mozambique and aims to bring together some 20 States, 10 African civil society organisations and international NGOs. The goal is to raise awareness of this vital challenge among African countries and to encourage them to take action on the world stage to protect civilians from the devastating impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

  • Liberia
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Somaliland
  • Egypt
  • Central African Republic
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • South Sudan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Madagascar
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
  • Algeria
  • Libya
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Chad
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Senegal

Using physiotherapy to treat the consequences of child malnutrition in Mali 03/10/16

Soumana Almouner Touré has worked for Handicap International since 2013. Originally from Gao, he coordinates the ESSPOIR project’s activities in Mali. He talked to us about the project, which helps malnourished children recover from developmental delays in three West African countries - Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger - by providing them with physiotherapy and teaching parents to stimulate their children.

  • Mali

Mali: Weapons risk reduction 30/06/16

Since March 2016, Handicap International has worked with almost 20,000 people in northern Mali, raising awareness of small arms and light weapons and explosive remnants of war.   This awareness-raising campaign will continue for another year. The objective is to reduce the very high number of accidents in this region of the country, where weapons are commonplace following the intense fighting that took place in 2012-2013.
 

  • Mali

West Africa: Inclusive education is first step towards full participation of children with disabilities 13/06/16

Since 2012, Handicap International has been improving the school enrolment and attendance of 170,000 children with disabilities in nine West African countries through the “Promoting the Full Participation of Children with Disabilities in Education” (APPEHL) project. Sandra Boisseau, who coordinates APPEHL from Dakar, Senegal, explains what the organisation is doing to remove obstacles to education for these children.

  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Senegal

Combating weapons proliferation and armed violence 01/04/16

The Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 2nd April 2013, an important step in the fight against weapons proliferation. Handicap International is working in 20 countries to raise awareness of the risks posed by small arms and explosive remnants of war.
 

  • Mali
  • Libya

Helping malnourished children to flourish in the Sahel 15/02/16

Malnutrition hampers children’s physical and mental development, leaving them in an extremely fragile state of health. Handicap International is responding to the particularly acute problem in the Sahel. Over the next two years, the organisation intends to limit the impact of malnutrition in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, to ensure that children in the Sahel can grow up in the best possible health.

  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger