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Press releases, reports, and information for journalists interested in covering Handicap International's work and the stories of people we support.

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

Mozambique: Cyclone death toll tops 400, with many still isolated 24/03/19

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.

  • Mozambique

Mozambique: HI Increases relief efforts to help vulnerable survivors 23/03/19

Additional members of HI’s emergency teams will arrive to reinforce the team in Beira, Mozambique.

  • 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.

  • United Kingdom

Cyclone Idai: Extreme concern for welfare of people in Mozambique 20/03/19

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.

  • Mozambique

Cyclone Idai puts hundreds of thousands at risk in Mozambique 15/03/19

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.

  • Mozambique

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.

  • United Kingdom
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria

Before I had my children, I didn't think about my amputation 13/03/19

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.

  • Jordan

Humanity and Inclusion supports the victims of the F4 tornado in Cuba 13/03/19

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. 

  • Cuba

Identifying disabled children for school enrolment 11/03/19

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. 

  • Mali

Yemen: Updates from our rehabilitation teams 10/03/19

A series of updates from Maud Bellon, director of HI in Yemen, describing the daily work of our rehabilitation teams in Sana'a.

  • Yemen

Testing mine detection drones in Chad 06/03/19

In Faya-Largeau (North Chad), HI has begun testing drones to detect mines and build up a detailed picture of what’s on the ground - a revolution in mine clearance practice. HI’s project manager Xavier Depreytere explains more.

  • Chad

Hope for a new mother following a traumatic brain injury 06/03/19

Humanity & Inclusion helps hospitals in Vietnam to establish and improve rehabilitation units in order to enhance care for patients with brain lesions.

  • Vietnam

British speech therapist helps establish new unit in Vietnam 06/03/19

Humanity & Inclusion is improving rehabilitation departments in hospitals for people with brain lesions in Vietnam. The organisation is currently helping set up the hospital's new speech therapy unit.

 

  • Vietnam

Indonesia: rehabilitation care for 800 casualties 06/03/19

Four months after Indonesia was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami, HI continues to assist victims of the disaster.

  • Indonesia

"Physiotherapy is the most important thing for my children" 06/03/19

Bayan, originally from Aleppo, Syria, has cerebral palsy. Thanks to Humanity & Inclusion, she is receiving rehabilitation care for first the time in her life.  

  • Lebanon

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