Founded in 1982 and a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Humanity & Inclusion (the new name of Handicap International) is an independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict, and disaster.
We work alongside people with disabilities and individuals living in situations of extreme hardship, 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.
With local partners, we run programs in health and rehabilitation and social and economic integration. We work with local authorities to clear landmines and other war debris and to prevent mine-related accidents through education. We respond quickly and effectively to natural and civil disasters in order to limit serious and permanent injuries and to assist survivors' recovery and reintegration. We advocate for the universal recognition of the rights of people with disabilities through national planning and advocacy.
Humanity & Inclusion is the world's most comprehensive mine action charity. The heart of this action is victim assistance—this was our beginning in 1982—but teams also prevent injuries through weapons and landmine clearance, risk education activities, stockpile management, and advocacy to ban landmines and cluster bombs.
Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and individuals experiencing extreme hardship, 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.
Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and individuals experiencing extreme hardship, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Our work is based on the value of humanity. We include everyone without exception and champion each individual’s right to dignity. Respect, kindness, and humility guide our work.
We advocate inclusion and participation for everyone, upholding diversity, fairness, and individual choices. We value difference.
We are resolute and bold in our commitment to developing tailored, pragmatic, and innovative solutions. We take action and rally those around us to fight injustice.
We work in an independent, professional, selfless, and transparent manner.
Humanity & Inclusion U.S.
In the U.S., Humanity & Inclusion is a 501(c)(3) organization, and a member of the Humanity & Inclusion Network, which includes the Humanity & Inclusion Network, headquartered in Lyon, France, and eight national associations. Humanity & Inclusion U.S. and the national associations in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the U.K. raise funds and awareness in support of programs in 60 countries. The Humanity & Inclusion Network implements these programs.
HI's mission and activities are underpinned by a multi-annual strategy, principles of intervention, and a clearly-defined scope of activity.
We work in countries around the world running hundreds of projects in emergency, chronic crisis, reconstruction and development settings. The participants of our projects are people with disabilities and a broad range of other individuals experiencing extreme hardship.
HI's 10-year international strategy has 3 priority actions:
- Inclusion of people with disabilities and other populations in need.
- Inclusive emergency responses adapted to the needs of the population.
- Reducing the impact of conflicts on civilians.
The full strategy is available at: hi.org/en/our-strategy