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Invisible: Disabled people fleeing South Sudan violence tell of significant challenges in Uganda refugee camps 20/06/18

Renowned British photographer Giles Duley visited Omugo, Uganda, to document the stories of disabled refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan.

  • United Kingdom
  • South Sudan
  • Uganda

Uganda: HI is reaching invisible refugees who are excluded from humanitarian aid 18/06/18

On World Refugee Day, Meryll Patois, Humanity & Inclusion's rehabilitation technical advisor and coordinator, talks about the situation facing South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

  • South Sudan
  • Uganda

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.

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

Violence and trauma: the mental health needs of South Sudanese refugees 27/10/17

More than 1 million people have fled from South Sudan to neighbouring Uganda since the outbreak of civil war in 2013. Many have witnessed or experienced violence, including forced displacement, rape and indiscriminate killing. Handicap International (HI) is providing psychosocial support to respond to the complex and urgent mental health needs of refugees. 

  • South Sudan

1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda 17/08/17

Since the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan in 2013, Uganda has offered a place of safety to people fleeing from the conflict. On 15th August, the Government of Uganda and the UN Refugee Agency announced that the staggering threshold of 1 million South Sudanese refugees has now been reached. Handicap International (HI) will launch activities to support new arrivals in Uganda this September.

  • South Sudan

Injured, hungry, and relieved: Refugee crisis in South Sudan 27/07/17

The refugee crisis in South Sudan is one of the most alarming humanitarian situations in the world. Millions of South Sudanese are fleeing from brutal violence and extensive food insecurity. 86% of those who seek safety in neighbouring countries are women and children, including at least 75,000 children who have become separated from their families, many of whom are in poor health.

  • South Sudan
  • Kenya

Seeking refuge in Kakuma camp, Kenya 27/07/17

A new photo report telling the stories of South Sudanese and Somalian refugees in Kakuma, Kenya.

  • Somaliland
  • South Sudan
  • Kenya

Changing the lives of disabled people in South Sudan 28/06/17

Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Handicap International UK, explains how the Humanitarian Disability Charter is making vital change in the lives of people with disability living in crises.

  • United Kingdom
  • South Sudan

“No one should be left behind in a crisis” 18/05/17

Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Handicap International UK, explains how we are keeping up the pressure to ensure people with disabilities are not left behind in humanitarian crises.

  • United Kingdom
  • South Sudan

Food Crisis: Reaching the most vulnerable people 11/05/17

Across East Africa, hundreds of thousands of people are leaving their homes in search of food and security. With such large numbers on the move and in need of assistance, Handicap international is concerned that some people may fall through the cracks. Our teams in Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somaliland are determined not to let this happen.

  • Somaliland
  • South Sudan
  • Ethiopia

Treating malnutrition: lifesaving physiotherapy in response to East Africa food crisis 26/04/17

820,000 children in South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Ethiopia are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition in 2017. Handicap International’s pioneering treatment methods will help to ensure that they recover and thrive.

  • South Sudan
  • Ethiopia

East Africa Food Crisis: The view from the ground 20/04/17

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen. Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East Africa region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

  • Somaliland
  • Yemen
  • South Sudan

Food crisis in South Sudan: Ensuring no one is left behind 07/04/17

As the food crisis worsens across East Africa, individual stories from our programme in South Sudan remind us that caring for vulnerable people during emergencies is a moral obligation.

  • South Sudan

Food crisis: Preparing for the worst humanitarian crisis in 70 years 24/03/17

Twenty million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeastern Nigeria have been grappling with a serious food crisis since 2016. Several East African countries have been hit by drought in recent months, including Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, South Sudan and, to a lesser extent, Tanzania. In some countries, conflicts have caused severe food shortages. Handicap International is preparing to deal with one of the worst humanitarian crises since the Second World War.
 

  • Yemen
  • South Sudan

Tens of thousands on brink of famine in South Sudan 06/03/17

Famine was declared in several regions of South Sudan in February 2017: 4.5 million people, half of the country’s population, are surviving on what they can find or facing starvation. Xavier Duvauchelle, head of the Eastern and Southern Africa Desk at Handicap International, explains more.
 

  • South Sudan