HI Communication Officer, Claude Briade, reports from Beira, Mozambique on the destruction caused by cyclone Idai and the vital work of HI's teams to support disabled and vulnerable people.
Many explosive remnants of war still endanger the lives of people living in this region in the south of Senegal and prevent internally displaced people from returning home.
Days before the anniversary of the Great March of Return on 30th March, HI is concerned about growing tension in Gaza in recent weeks. Further violence could lead to a surge in injuries, placing further pressure on already overwhelmed surgical and rehabilitation services. HI is calling on all parties to exercise restraint and avoid violence with potentially disastrous consequences for civilians.
In regions of Mozambique devastated by Cyclone Idai, food insecurity is expected to rocket in the coming months. HI will distribute kits of essential foodstuffs to 12,000 families in need.
Floods and poor hygiene in areas hit by Cyclone Idai pose a new threat to affected populations. HI is preparing to distribute hygiene kits to the most vulnerable families in Mozambique.
Ten days after Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique, communications with the town of Beira, where an HI team is weighing up its response to the disaster, remain unreliable.
Additional members of HI’s emergency teams will arrive to reinforce the team in Beira, Mozambique.
Table tennis champions Jack Hunter-Spivey and Ross Wilson become Ambassadors for Humanity & Inclusion UK 22/03/19
Paralympians Jack Hunter-Spivey and Ross Wilson have joined the Humanity & Inclusion UK family as our new Ambassadors. The two renowned table tennis players have reached the top of the game over the past eight years and will be supporting HI and our activities alongside people with disabilities living in places affected natural disaster, war and situations of severe poverty and exclusion.
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After more than 48 hours cut off from the outside world, the first images and reports are arriving from Beira, the Mozambican city devastated by cyclone Idai on the 15th of March. Humanity & Inclusion is planning an emergency response to reach the most vulnerable people.
Yasser: losing everything at 12 19/03/19
Yasser, 12, was at home finishing his school work, as he did every night. Suddenly, a bomb struck his home and the explosion tore off his leg. Tragically hisfather was killed. Supported by Humanity & Inclusion Yasser is now fighting to rebuild his life.
Cyclone IDAI hit the coast of Mozambique overnight on Thursday. The city of Beira, with a population of more than 500,000, was directly affected by winds of 180 to 190 km/h accompanied by torrential rains.
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery support Humanity & Inclusion’s work on the Syria crisis 13/03/19
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery are generously supporting Humanity & Inclusion's work with injured and traumatised Syrian refugees and our Stop Bombing campaign to protect civilians.
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Ibrahim lost his leg after being injured by shrapnel in Syria. Now walking again with a prosthesis, he has learnt to do his own repairs. But he is still facing barriers to being employed and his family struggles to get by.
On the 27th January 2019, a violent tornado heavily damaged several areas of Havana, Cuba’s capital city. Together with the 3 Cuban Disabled People’s Organizations, Humanity & Inclusion launched a series of actions to understand needs and help the population affected by the disaster.
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.