COVID-19 Emergency: More than 23 million Covid-19 cases, resulting in more than 250,000 related deaths, have been reported in India, as of May 11, 2021.

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

Humanity & Inclusion in India 

In 1988, Humanity & Inclusion launched its first project and began building a permanent presence following the 2001 Gujarat earthquake.

India is prone to acute natural disasters and the most vulnerable populations are the most impacted by natural disasters, especially people with disabilities. The World Bank estimates that between 55 to 90 million Indians have some form of disability. 

Though India is an emerging world power with a flourishing economy, 30% of its population still lives below the poverty line and major economic and social disparities exist between its different states. People with disabilities face discrimination and exclusion from care systems. 

In India, Humanity & Inclusion aims to ensure disability issues are systematically taken into consideration in development actions especially in remote areas as well as in response to emergencies.

Our Current Work

Humanity & Inclusion employs four staff members to carry out its mission in India. The team works attentively on:

  • Health and Rehabilitation: To mainstream disability in public health systems; on primary prevention, early identification and intervention of disabilities, assistive technologies, etc.
  • Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness: To ensure that people with disabilities and vulnerable people are systematically taken into account.
  • Social and Economic Inclusion: To promote equal opportunity and participation of people with disabilities, particularly in employment. Currently, Humanity & Inclusion is working on opening up private sector employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 

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Our Past Work

Since 1988, Humanity & Inclusion continue to foster a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable in India. Since then, our work has evolved to meet the needs of the communities where we serve.  

Read on to learn more about our past work in India and consider investing in our future.

Database and Project Management

Humanity & Inclusion implemented this project in India to improve the quality of project management through the use of an open source software developed for French NGOs. 


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