Humanity & Inclusion in Nepal
Humanity & Inclusion's 83-person team in Nepal aims to enhance access to education for all children, including children with disabilities, and to provide rehabilitation care for people with injuries or disabilities.
Since 2000, our teams have been responding to issues resulting from the country's civil war (1996-2006) and natural disasters. Our teams responded after a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, leaving more than 8,000 people dead and 22,000 injured.
People with disabilities are among the most marginalized individuals in Nepal. Often living in extreme poverty and denied access to education, people with disabilities also face challenges in meeting their most basic needs and exercising their rights.
Nepal was severely hit by Covid-19, though the situation is improving.
Areas of Intervention
- Social inclusion
- Inclusive education
- Health and prevention
- Disaster risk reduction
Humanity & Inclusion is working with communities and local authorities to develop inclusive emergency plans, and improve emergency warning and evacuation systems.
The organization trains teachers and promotes access to education for children with disabilities in several districts, through the “Reading for All” project, and specifically supports access to education for girls with disabilities.
Through its Physical Rehabilitation Activity program, Humanity & Inclusion supports the establishment of a sustainable, integrated, public-private rehabilitation system in order to improve the mobility and functional independence of survivors of conflict and others in need of rehabilitation. The team supports five rehabilitation centers in Nepal, providing physical therapy and orthopedic fittings for thousands of people. Humanity & Inclusion also works to improve rehabilitation services in earthquake-affected districts.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Nepal since 2000, fostering a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of communities where we serve.
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Natural Disaster Response
Following the 2015 earthquake, Humanity & Inclusion took immediate action to help people affected by the disaster. Humanity & Inclusion organized more than 10,500 rehabilitation sessions for more than 4,000 people, carried out psychosocial support sessions, and distributed over 2,300 mobility aids to more than 2,200 people.
A grant from the Nepalese American Nurses Association expanded this work to refit or replace the limbs of 34 people who were severely injured in the 2015 earthquake.