In China, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
Humanity & Inclusion in China
Humanity & Inclusion has been working in China since 2000, promoting the social inclusion of people with disabilities.
China is currently the world’s most populated country with a population of 1.3 billion people. The country's rapid development has been accompanied by the emergence of new disparities, including growing inequality between the poor and wealthy regions.
There are more than 85 million people with disabilities living in China, most of whom live in extremely precarious conditions with little to no assistance available to them.
China is also prone to major natural disasters, and its provinces are frequently affected by major earthquakes and widespread flooding.
Areas of Intervention
- Supporting victims of natural disaster
- Fighting discrimination against people with disabilities
- Including people with disabilities in society
- Supporting local disability rights organizations
- Improving mental health
- Enrolling children with disabilities in school
- Protecting vulnerable people
Humanity & Inclusion's 14-member team helps improve policies and practices on poverty reduction and the social inclusion of people with disabilities in rural China, particularly in the Shaanxi province. Teams also encourage civil society organizations to make their voices heard and to advance the rights of all people, so they play an active role in society.
With its partner PEER, Humanity & Inclusion works to achieve the objectives of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is intended to protect the full and equal access rights of people with disabilities.
Teams also ensure the dignity and basic freedoms and advances the rights of people with mental health disorders through training on psychosocial support for civil society teams and advocacy.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in China since 2000, promoting a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Over time our work has transformed to meet the dynamic needs of the communities we serve.
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Natural Disaster Relief
When major natural disasters such as earthquakes or extensive flooding occur in China, Humanity & Inclusion offers emergency relief assistance to victims. The organization's first emergency relief efforts in China were in the provinces of Guangxi, Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia between 1998 and 2000 and also in Yunnan in August 2014.