In Egypt, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
Humanity & Inclusion in Egypt
Humanity & Inclusion has worked in Egypt since 2013, with a focus on improving the daily lives of people with disabilities and championing their rights.
Social and political systems in Egypt are rapidly evolving. Egypt has been the scene of heightened political instability since the Arab Spring in 2011 and has yet to recover. Members of the Movement for the Rights of People with Disabilities, along with other stakeholders in Egyptian society, have all expressed their desire for change. They have successfully campaigned for the establishment of the National Council on Disability Affairs. However, since the end of 2016, the country has descended into a large economic and social crisis. Covid-19 has increased challenges. The situation is unpredictable and civil society organizations need continued support.
Areas of Intervention
- Early childhood development
- Inclusive education
- Economic inclusion
- Disability rights and awareness
- Social inclusion
Humanity & Inclusion's 23-member team works with local actors and service providers to improve access of children to early detection of disabilities among toddlers and to provide early intervention services. In partnership with local and international organizations, staff provides technical support to ensure the inclusion of refugees and migrant children with disabilities to access protection and education services.
Teams are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, with efforts to prevent the virus and mitigate its socio-economic impact. Humanity & Inclusion provides households with food and cash assistance.
In the Asyut governorate, Humanity & Inclusion works to promote the economic empowerment of households of persons with disabilities by providing support to their businesses and promoting economic inclusion.
Our Past Work
Our operations in Egypt have been aiming to promote a culture that is inclusive of people with disabilities. Our work continues to evolve to meet the needs of the communities where we serve.
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Support Organizations for People with Disabilities (OPDs or DPOs)
Humanity & Inclusion began collaborating with organizations for people with disabilities to enhance their capacity to defend their rights and monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.