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Including children with disabilities in humanitairan aid 27/07/17

In crisis situations, children with disabilities are often excluded from humanitarian assistance. Handicap International and UNICEF are working together to confront this problem. A toolkit of expert technical guidance has been launched to help all humanitarian actors improve their responses.


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 and Puntland
  • South Sudan
  • Kenya

Incredible new videos from our rehabilitation team in Iraq 27/07/17

New videos give amazing insight into the work of our teams supporting disabled and vulnerable people who fled the fighting in Mosul.

  • Iraq

A big thank you to our supporters on HI's 35th anniversary 19/07/17

To celebrate Handicap International turning 35, we've made a video message for our supporters around the world.

  • United Kingdom

Growing Together: The importance of play in refugee camps 19/07/17

With support from the IKEA Foundation, Handicap International is enabling 13,000 children in refugee camps in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Thailand to learn and develop through play in a safe environment. The organisation is training parents and community volunteers to stimulate children from infancy.

  • Thailand
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan

Parallel London: Celebrate inclusion while raising life-changing funds 17/07/17

Taking place in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in September 2017, Parallel London is the world’s first fully accessible, inclusive fun run. Run it, walk it, push it, or be pushed. Anything goes!

  • United Kingdom

The floor is lava! game is a reminder of danger posed by landmines 12/07/17

"The floor is lava" is taking the internet by storm. But for some, it's not a game.


Abdallah's greatest wish 11/07/17

Abdallah was injured in an explosion in Mosul, in May 2017. Now displaced with his family in a camp located east of the city, the teenager receives assistance from Handicap International, including rehabilitation care to help him recover from a broken leg.

  • Iraq

Our winning idea! 11/07/17

We're thrilled to announce that Handicap International was selected as a winner of Amplify's Disability and Inclusion Challenge!


The shocking story of one-year-old Ali 05/07/17

In April 2017, one-year-old Ali and his family were used as human shields in Mosul, Iraq. Caught in a bombing, Ali was severely injured and both his parents and brother were killed. The baby boy is currently being treated at a hospital south of Mosul. His aunt and uncle are taking care of him and Khaled, an HI physiotherapist, is supporting Ali’s recovery.

  • Iraq

New factsheets on the added value of physical rehabilitation 05/07/17

Seven new factsheets on the added value of rehabilitation, aimed at improving the awareness and understanding of the role that rehabilitation can play in global health, and looking at current and future trends.


Mosul: Over 1 million people displaced since the beginning of the offensive 29/06/17

In October 2016, the Iraqi armed forces launched a military offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq. Since then, over one million civilians have been displaced.  Two weeks ago, the final assault was launched on Mosul’s Old City, where hundreds of thousands of people were still trapped and where the fighting has considerably intensified. Handicap International describes the situation as extremely alarming.

  • Iraq

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

Crisis in DR Congo: “We go days without food or sleep” 16/06/17

More than two million people have been affected by the humanitarian crisis in Grand Kasai, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Handicap International has sent emergency specialists to support its teams already working in the field. Sulu Bellarmin, who works as the organisation’s driver and a logistics assistant, tells us what life is like in Kasai.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

Sri Lanka emergency: Death toll mounts following severe floods 02/06/17

Torrential downpours and flash floods in southwest Sri Lanka over the weekend claimed at least 169 lives. More than half a million people are affected, and 75,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. Handicap International’s emergency response experts and the local team in Sri Lanka are evaluating ways to help.

  • Sri Lanka