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Handicap International is often among the first to respond to natural disasters and crises, and we stay behind long afterwards to ensure that disabled people get the long term support they need. We have around 3,500 local staff supporting disabled and vulnerable people worldwide in countries affected by conflict, disaster and poverty.

Handicap International staff regularly offer their insight to the media. We have a wide range of expert spokespeople available for interviews with UK and international journalists. Our press team can facilitate access to Handicap International staff and projects and provide a wide range of high quality reports, case studies, photos and video.

Latest Press Releases

Blog: The UK needs to protect civilians from explosive weapons 10/10/18

Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion UK, argues that more needs to be done to stop the bombing of civilians.

  • United Kingdom
  • International

Indonesia tsunami: many victims still out of reach 10/10/18

The impact of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia continues to be felt. Liquefaction (the process of loose soil acting like a liquid during an earthquake) has engulfed entire villages, leaving more than 10,000 people injured and 800 missing.

  • Indonesia

Indonesia tsunami: "More than 190,000 people need assistance" 04/10/18

A powerful earthquake followed by a tsunami struck the centre of the Indonesian region of Sulawesi on 28th September, killing more than 1,400 people and injuring more than 2,500. Humanity & Inclusion, which has sent a support team of experts to Indonesia, is coordinating its response with local organisations.

  • Indonesia

Indonesia: Coming to the aid of tsunami victims 03/10/18

A tsunami struck the centre of the Indonesian region of Sulawesi a few days ago, killing more than 1,200 people. As HI’s teams prepare to help its victims, Pauline Falipou, one of HI’s emergency physiotherapists, who provided assistance in the wake of the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, explains the rehabilitation needs of people in this type of emergency.

  • Indonesia

Indonesia: supporting tsunami victims 01/10/18

Following the tsunami that struck the centre of the Sulawesi region of Indonesia a few days ago, killing more than 800 people, HI is mobilising its teams to identify the needs of victims. With the support of local partners, the organisation will carry out an assessment in Sulawesi.

  • Indonesia

Philippines: HI distributes clearance kits to typhoon-affected population 01/10/18

Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the Philippines on the night of 14th September, affected more than one million people. As part of its relief effort, HI is helping people affected by the storm clear debris from roads.

  • Philippines

One year on, almost one million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh 26/09/18

Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh, where Humanity & Inclusion is providing assistance to more than 30,000 people.

  • Bangladesh

Help protect civilians: Humanity & Inclusion appeals to 4,500 politicians 21/09/18

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is calling on 4,500 politicians to demand an end to the bombing of populated areas, an almost systematic practice in present-day conflicts. 

  • United Kingdom

"I'm a living manifestation of possibility": HI ambassador Eddie Ndopu 19/09/18

Eddie Ndopu, the new ambassador of Humanity & Inclusion UK, talks to the Guardian Development podcast 'Small Changes' about his dream to break down stigma around disability.

  • United Kingdom
  • International

1 in 5 Syrian refugees has a disability, new survey reveals 19/09/18

A new study by HI and iMMAP shows that much more can be done to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in humanitarian responses.

  • United Kingdom
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon

Typhoon Mangkhut: "We’ve lost nearly half of our crops" 18/09/18

HI emergency workers have arrived in the northern Philippines to assess the needs of people affected by typhoon Mangkhut and to prepare for a possible emergency response.

  • Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut: HI travels to worst-affected areas 16/09/18

Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which made landfall in the northern Philippines early on Saturday 15th September, has killed dozens of people and affected more than 4 million others. An HI assessment team will arrive in areas worst hit by the disaster on Monday to identify the needs of affected people. 

  • Philippines

Philippines: protecting the victims of typhoon Mangkhut 15/09/18

HI’s teams are preparing to set out for the northern Philippines where they plan to assist people affected by Mangkhut. The super typhoon, which made landfall last night, has already claimed its first victims.

  • Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut: preparing for the long-term consequences 15/09/18

Typhoon Mangkhut threatens to cause serious damage when it makes landfall in the Philippines. Below, three victims of the previous typhoon Haiyan recall how they coped with the tragedy.

  • Philippines

EWIPA talks in Geneva: HI calls for a greater focus on supporting victims 14/09/18

This week in Geneva, HI has been participating in talks on minimising the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons in populated areas. 

  • International

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