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Humanity & Inclusion is often among the first to respond to natural disasters and crises, and we stay behind to ensure that people get the long-term support they need. We have around 3,500 local staff supporting people with disabilities worldwide in countries affected by conflict, disaster and poverty.

HI staff regularly offer their insight to the media. We have a wide range of expert spokespeople available for interviews with U.S. and international journalists. Our press team can facilitate access to HI staff and projects and provide a wide range of high-quality reports, case studies, photos and videos.


Gaza: one year after the conflict, civilians still threatened by explosive remnants of war

The lives of civilians in Gaza are still endangered by explosive remnants of war [1], one year after the outbreak of fighting between Israel and Palestinian armed groups. At least 4,500 explosive devices [2], are still buried under the rubble of houses and infrastructure destroyed during the 50-day conflict. Handicap International immediately supplied aid to the most vulnerable individuals and, since March 2015, it has organized risk education sessions to prevent more people falling victim to these weapons.

A mine-free world within 10 years: States must keep their promise

To mark the publication today of the 2015 Landmine Monitor report [1] on the progress of the Mine Ban Treaty [2] , Handicap International is reminding States Parties to the treaty of their promise at the Maputo conference in June 2014 to free the world of mines by 2025. The report also notes a rise in the number of mine casualties and the use of mines during 2014. The organization is calling on States Parties to redouble their efforts to eliminate this threat.

Highest ever use of cluster munitions since entry into force of global ban treaty in 2010

, 3rd September 2015. According to the Cluster Munition Monitor 2015 report, launched today in Geneva, cluster munitions have been used in five countries since 1 July 2014.  This is the first time these weapons have been used so intensively since the ban treaty entered into force in 2010. The Review Conference in Dubrovnik taking place from 7th to 11th September, attended by States Parties to the Treaty, will provide the international community with an opportunity to redouble its efforts to prevent any further use of cluster munitions. Handicap International is calling on States Parties to systematically condemn the use of these barbaric weapons in order to ensure the treaty continues to protect civilians in the future.

Nepal earthquake: Significant needs for injured, and older people

27th April 2015. Up to 3,600 people have been killed and more than 6,500 injured in Nepal, according to figures released by the United Nations . Several regions have been cut off and the number of victims continues to rise. Handicap International expects to see significant numbers of spinal cord injuries and multiple fractures among the injured people arriving at hospitals. It is paramount that the wounded are taken care of immediately to reduce the risk of long-term disabilities. 

Nepal Earthquake: Handicap International teams begin emergency response

25th April 2015 . Handicap International has launched an emergency response following the violent earthquake that hit Nepal on earlier today. At least 970 people are reported dead, but that provisional toll is expected to rise given the widespread scale of destruction. Active in Nepal since 2000, Handicap International has already provided emergency wheelchairs to several hospitals. The organization is calling for donations to help injured and vulnerable people.

Syria: One million injured, tens of thousands need urgent care

12 March 2015. Four years since the Syrian conflict began, the toll continues to rise. More than 190,000 people have died and one million have been injured. Tens of thousands of people urgently require orthopedic fitting and rehabilitation. An entire generation of injured and people living with disabilities need immediate and long-term care.

Children at risk from bombs under Gaza rubble

15th January 2015. Handicap International today publishes a report “Bombs under the rubble”, evaluating the Gazan population’s awareness of the presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW). Following the Israeli offensive between 7th July and 26th August 2014, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) estimates that there are at least 7,000 unexploded devices and munitions, mainly mixed in with the rubble. Almost half of the people interviewed as part of the Handicap International study reported feelings of fear on a daily basis due to the presence of these bombs. 45% of people surveyed had benefited from awareness-raising actions, but children, particularly young boys, were identified as a ma­jor high-risk group that should be a priority for risk education to prevent accidents.

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