Humanity & Inclusion works in Egypt to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities. HI operates various programs to promote access to inclusive and adapted services for people with disabilities and other individuals living in situations of vulnerability.
HI regularly holds events in a working class neighborhood of Cairo, where it promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities. | © Elisa Fourt / HI
Humanity & Inclusion works with local actors and service providers to improve the early detection of disabilities among toddlers and to provide early intervention services for affected children. HI works to identify children with disabilities and ensure their access to health and learning services.
HI supports the prevention of Covid-19 infections and mitigates its socioeconomic impact on people living in vulnerable circumstances. To do so, HI provides households with food and cash assistance and supports the recovery of income generation activities.
In Asyut governorate, HI is strengthening the economic empowerment of households of people with disabilities by providing support to their businesses and promoting economic inclusion.
In Egypt, people with disabilities are often overlooked and lack access to essential services.
Social and political systems in Egypt are rapidly evolving. In 2011, a series of events underlined the need for far-reaching changes in the status of young people in Egypt. 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, the Covid-19 pandemic has weakened the economic situation of the country delaying potential progress in the field of disability.
Number of HI staff members: 24
Date the program launched: 2013