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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

HI warns that abuse of beneficiaries is unacceptable 16/02/18

Following revelations of unacceptable behaviour by humanitarian personnel, HI has warned that such acts cannot be tolerated or justified under any circumstances.

  • International

Completion of demining operations in DRC 14/02/18

HI has completed its demining operations in the Tshopo, Ituri, Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), launched in January 2016. Over a two-year period, HI and its local partner, AFRILAM (Africa for Anti-Mine Action) cleared 34,520 m2 of land of mines, the equivalent of 5 football pitches, benefiting the 5,600 inhabitants in the region.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

New humanitarian standards launched for inclusion of older people and people with disabilities 14/02/18

A new set of inclusion standards that provide humanitarian organisations with guidance to ensure older people and people with disabilities are not marginalised in emergency responses has been launched on 7th February.

  • International

Handicap International becomes Humanity & Inclusion 29/01/18

Introducing our new brand and answering your questions about the changes.

  • United Kingdom
  • International

“I realised how drastically his life had changed” 09/01/18

HI physiotherapist, Farhana, works in Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, which has become one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. Ibrahim is one of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled when violence broke out in Myanmar in August 2017 and one of many who sustained life-changing injuries. Farhana shares her experience of meeting Ibrahim and the progress they have made.

  • Bangladesh

Tune in to our BBC Radio 4 appeal on Sunday 24th December 18/12/17

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 24th December at 07.55am to hear the broadcaster and journalist Mike Wooldridge make the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Handicap International UK.

  • United Kingdom
  • Iraq

“Only when everyone is included in society will we be able to move forward” 14/12/17

This year, HI launched the “Idmag” project in Egypt, where the organisation is advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. The project’s manager, Kazem Hemeida, explains why this sort of initiative is so important. 

  • Egypt

“My brother will be able to go to school now” 11/12/17

Ali, 4, lives in Jordan. He has cerebral palsy and, for the last few months, he has been visiting an HI partner centre, where he benefits from physiotherapy and occupational therapy sessions. 

  • Jordan

“This will allow me to continue moving forward, until better times” 11/12/17

Naayem is 35. In 2013, she fled the conflict in Syria with her family and took refuge in Jordan. After having her leg amputated as a young girl, she now benefits from the support of HI, which has fitted her with a new prosthesis.

  • Jordan

Inspiring inclusion projects in Jordan 11/12/17

Since 2016, Handicap International (HI) has been working closely with local and international humanitarian organisations in Jordan to ensure that services and initiatives in camps and communities are accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities. The organisation’s work in this field has already benefited a large number of people.

  • Jordan

Fair ‘n Square: advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities 06/12/17

The latest version of the Fair ‘n Square website, which was first launched in 2015 by Handicap International (HI) in conjunction with UNICEF, looks at the ways in which children and adults with disabilities in Mozambique are discriminated against on a daily basis.

  • Mozambique

Forgotten 10 Challenge 2017: People across the UK raise support for the victims of bombings 05/12/17

From the 1st to 10th December 2017, local clubs, community groups and schools around the UK are taking action in support of the forgotten victims of conflict. These events are part of the Forgotten 10 Challenge, a campaign coordinated by the charity Handicap International.

  • United Kingdom

NGOs call for an immediate cessation of hostilities and full humanitarian access in Yemen. 04/12/17

Several NGOs operating in Yemen are calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities across Yemen, including in Sanaa. The NGOs are asking parties to the conflict to allow full and unfettered humanitarian access to people in need and to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid.

  • Yemen

Somaliland elections: enforcing the right to vote for people with disabilities 04/12/17

On 13 November, voters in Somaliland elected their new president. Over a period of more than two years, Handicap International (HI) encouraged people with disabilities to participate in the electoral system. This inclusive elections initiative was implemented in six of the country’s regions and benefited some 300,000 people with disabilities.  

  • Somaliland and Puntland

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Celebrating rehabilitation in Haiti 30/11/17

Handicap International (HI) organised several events in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December as part of its efforts to engage the authorities on rehabilitation issues. These events included a photo exhibition and a concert by the singer B.I.C. - a star in Haiti and the organisation’s ambassador. 

  • Haiti

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