Grazing goats should not be dangerous, but it cost Ali his leg. Injuries from explosive weapons are all too common in villages plagued by conflict – past and present.Thanks to Humanity & Inclusion donors, children like Ali receive the help they need – and fast.
Ali was grazing his family's goats when he stepped on an explosive remnant of war, one of many that contaminates his Afghan village. The 9-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital, where his leg was amputated.
Humanity & Inclusion's team in Kandahar helped Ali regain his strength with physical therapy, and then built Ali a custom-fit, artificial limb and helped him learn to walk again. Within two months of the blast, Ali was back home with his new leg.
Thanks to our supporters, Humanity & Inclusion is able to respond rapidly in the wake of emergencies, from explosions to typhoons. With the help of people like you, we are able to help children like Ali stand tall. Like Safa, who lost a leg after a bombing in Syria. Like Nirmala and Khendo, who each required a leg amputation after the Nepal earthquake.
Children like Ali, Safa, Nirmala, and Khendo still have a lot of growing to do, and they'll need Humanity & Inclusion donors alongside them every step of the way. As they stand even taller in the years to come, Ali and other children around the world will require more physical therapy, psychosocial care, and new prosthetics. With your generous gift, Humanity & Inclusion will be there to help.
Every dollar you give counts!
$55 can provide a pair of crutches $75 can provide a year of physical therapy $120 can provide two custom-fit prosthetics $150 can provide a more accessible school for students with disabilities
Photo caption: Ali, 9, smiles as he is fitted for a prosthetic leg by a physical therapist who squats next to him at a Humanity & Inclusion rehabilitation center in Afghanistan. Ali lost his leg after stepping on an explosive remnant of war while grazing his family's goats. Copyright: Jaweed Tanveer/HI
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Humanity & Inclusion
Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Humanity & Inclusion (the new name of Handicap International) is a 39-year-old independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
None of the funds donated through this website will benefit activities in the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the Crimea Region, or Syria. Humanity & Inclusion does not have programs in all of these countries.