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People's Postcode Lottery

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery are helping Humanity & Inclusion (HI) to transform the lives of and injured people in 40 countries.

Fymee trying to walk with her new prosthesis with an HI physical therapist in Haiti

© William Daniels/HI

Since 2019, funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery have provided regular, life-changing help to some of the worlds’ most vulnerable people.

This vital support enables HI’s teams to respond quickly to emergencies and our physical therapists, orthopedic technicians and psychologists to work in rehabilitation centers, hospitals and communities, wherever the need is greatest.

Thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery

So far, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £950 million for charities and good causes - an incredible impact.

Rehabilitation care

For people injured as a result of war or natural disasters, who have congenital disabilities such as club foot, or who are affected by disabling diseases such as polio, physical rehabilitation is the first step towards regaining independence.

Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will improve access to services for the most marginalized and vulnerable, those who would otherwise be excluded or forgotten, changing the lives of thousands of people with disabilities and those who are newly injured due to conflict or disaster.   

Disaster risk reduction and emergency response

The world’s poorest people are hardest hit by climate change. An estimated 20% of this population are people with disabilities, who are particularly vulnerable in the event of a disaster. They may face serious difficulties evacuating their home, reaching a secure shelter and accessing humanitarian assistance. Even so, they are often left out of disaster contingency plans and left unsupported.

Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, HI teams around the world will be supported in our work to minimize the impact of disasters on the lives of people with disabilities and marginalized communities.

Building futures

A woman carries a household kit on her head, including cooking utensils, blankets, candles and more.

In response to intense cyclones devastating communities in Madagascar earlier in 2022, HI teams distributed household kits, hygiene kits, dignity kits and cash assistance to 1,024 households, targeting individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable people. Here, a woman receives a household kit including cooking utensils, blankets, candles and more. | © H.Andrianjatovo / HI

Madagascar is one of the most prone countries to extreme weather hazards in the world, and the third most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Frequent flooding, tropical storms, cyclones and droughts have devastating impacts on the population and humanitarian needs throughout the island. Climate change is further increasing both the frequency and strength of extreme weather events over time.

“We can’t prevent the wind, and we can’t prevent the rains. But we can keep natural events from becoming natural disasters by predicting where they may strike, anticipating their impacts on lives and livelihoods, and by acting accordingly ahead of time to prepare communities.”
Lili Bazin, HI Disaster Risk Reduction technical specialist

► Discover how we are helping 330,000 people affected by extreme weather in Madagascar.

The difference it makes

Hawa sitting on the floor with her arms crossed and her back to a tree.

Hawa was excluded from school due to her disability | © S. Bohan-Jacquot/HI

Every day, our rehabilitation teams offer a lifeline to the most vulnerable.

Hawa is 14 years old. She lives in Fourkoulham, a camp for internally displaced people on Lake Chad. Born without a left foot, she is now able to go back to school with her prosthesis provided by Humanity & Inclusion.

Thanks to her prosthesis, Hawa can return to school without the fear of being teased by her classmates.

Since 2021,HI’s teams have helped 6,000 of the most vulnerable children in Chad, to go to school.

► Read more about Hawa’s story

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In Mali, HI helps the courageous Aminata go to school
© S. Maiga / HI

In Mali, HI helps the courageous Aminata go to school

Thanks to Humanity & Inclusion's support, 10-year-old Aminata has returned to school, is studying hard, and has received a prosthesis for her arm.

With HI’s support, Jonathan can go to school and dream big
© E. Sellers / HI

With HI’s support, Jonathan can go to school and dream big

Jonathan, 7, lives with cerebral palsy. Through surgery and follow-up rehabilitation services from Humanity & Inclusion, he is able to walk and attend school for the first time.

“As someone with a disability myself, I want to help people in similar situations.”
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“As someone with a disability myself, I want to help people in similar situations.”

A valuable member of Humanity & Inclusion’s team in Tuléar Madagascar, Deriaz ensures that rehabilitation beneficiaries get the support they need.


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