In Pakistan, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
Humanity & Inclusion in Pakistan
Our teams have been present in Pakistan since the early 1980s to late the 1990s, addressing the needs of Afghans refugees. Today our mission has evolved to include issues that emerge from natural disasters as well as supporting people with disabilities and internally displaced individuals.
Along with the country's persistent conflict with the bordering nations, Pakistan is regularly affected by natural disasters. In 2005, an earthquake displaced three million people, and in 2010 more than 20 million people were affected by severe flooding.
Areas of Intervention
- Inclusive education
- Health and prevention
- Disaster risk reduction
- Gender and women's rights
- Disability rights advocacy
Knowing the gaps in service and needs in Pakistan and based on evaluation of more than 30 years delivering development projects in Pakistan, Humanity & Inclusion developed a 5-Year Country Program Framework in 2016 being implemented by our team.
Since 2009, Humanity & Inclusion has been supporting internally displaced people in the northern and southern regions of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been working in Pakistan to foster an inclusive culture and to meet the dynamic needs of communities where we serve.
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Growing Together Project
From 2016 through 2020, the organization’s Growing Together project, supported by IKEA Foundation, developed accessible and secure play areas for children in refugee camps in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
In 2014 and 2015, Humanity & Inclusion implemented two short-term projects focused on increasing access to basic life-saving services for people with disabilities and aging people in Bannu, Lakki Marwat and Karak. More than 9,000 people, particularly persons with disabilities, their caregivers and service providers, were reached.