A grandmother in Guinea-Bissau smiles at her grandson whom she is holding on her hip. He has a disability that causes his head to be enlarged


In Guinea-Bissau, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International." 

Humanity & Inclusion in Guinea-Bissau

HI has been working in Guinea-Bissau since 2000. The first activities were carried out in the field of functional rehabilitation, the economic inclusion of people with disabilities and the campaign against mines and explosive remnants of war. HI suspended its operations in the country from 2008 - 2014, due to the political unrest and security risks. 

From 2015, we resumed our activities in Guinea-Bissau: providing support to civil society, making education more inclusive for children with disabilities and raising awareness about HIV and disability.

In a country marked by political turmoil, HI strives to ensure that children with disabilities have access to education.

Areas of Intervention 

  • Inclusive Education

Guinea-Bissau is one of the poorest countries in the world. Affected by chronic instability, there have been a series of coup d'états in the country over the last twenty years.The country faces major challenges: malnutrition, a fragile health system, illiteracy ... In 2019, it was estimated that more than 29% of school-age children aged 6 to 16 are out of the school system.

The organization’s 12 member team also works specifically on the link between HIV and disability to help improve access to health services for vulnerable populations.

Our Past Work

Humanity & Inclusion has been in Guinea-Bissau since 2006, promoting a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve. 

Read on to learn more about our past work in Guinea-Bissau, and consider investing in our future.



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