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Our mission

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work tirelessly alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Khazala received a wheelchair following an earthquake in Pakistan.

Khazala received a wheelchair following an earthquake in Pakistan. | © C. Billet /Hamsa Press / HI

Our mission

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work tirelessly alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Our vision

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Our values

Humanity
Our work is based on the value of humanity. We include everyone without exception and champion each individual’s right to dignity. Respect, kindness, and humility guide our work.

Inclusion
We advocate inclusion and participation for everyone, upholding diversity, fairness, and individual choices. We value difference.

Commitment
We are resolute and bold in our commitment to developing tailored, pragmatic, and innovative solutions. We take action and rally those around us to fight injustice.

Integrity
We work in an independent, professional, selfless, and transparent manner.

Our new brand

On January 24th 2018, the global Handicap International network became Humanity & Inclusion.

The network is composed of a Federation which implements our programmes in the field in around sixty countries and of eight national associations, including the UK. These programmes and national associations are known as "Humanity & Inclusion" or "Handicap International", depending on the country.

Millions of people supported

Since HI was founded in 1982, our work has benefitted several million people in more than 60 countries worldwide. Find out more about our worldwide impact and the countries we work in.

Nobel Peace Prize and other major awards

HI was a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines which led to the signing of the Mine Ban Treaty. We continue the fight against landmines and other explosive weapons which indiscriminately kill and injure civilians.

HI was also awarded the 2011 Hilton Humanitarian Prize in recognition of almost 30 years of humanitarian action. The largest humanitarian award in the world at $1.5 million, the prize is presented annually by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to a humanitarian organisation doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering.

The organisation also received the 1996 Nansen Refugee Award for our work with refugees and victims of landmines. Instituted in 1954, the Nansen Refugee Award is given annually to an individual or an organization in recognition of extraordinary and dedicated service to refugees and is the most prestigious honour conferred by UNHCR.

Our International Federation

Humanity & Inclusion is a federation of eight national associations: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, UK and USA. Together, we mobilise resources and manage projects around the world to support disabled and vulnerable people.

Federation Annual Report

For more information about our global activities please download our Federation Annual Report:
► HI Federation 2016 Annual Report (PDF, 2.92 MB)

International Strategy

HI's ten-year international strategy 'For More Solidarity and Inclusion in the World' is available to download here:
► HI Federation Strategy 2016 - 2025 (PDF, 1.75 MB)

Institutional and professional information

For detailed institutional and professional information about the global HI network please visit hi.org.

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Our history
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Our history

Find out more about HI's history.

Disability: The global picture
© Jay Clark / Handicap International

Disability: The global picture

One billion people around the world live with some form of disability, making up around 15% of the global population. The vast majority of people with disabilities live in developing countries.

UK activities
© Corentin Fohlen/HI

UK activities

Humanity & Inclusion UK supports the organisation's programmes worldwide, by raising funds, influencing policy, and providing technical support.