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.
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.
According to UNHCR, as of July 2017, Pakistan is home to nearly 1 million refugees and more than 449,000 internally displaced people (IDPs). Displaced populations include children, women, older people, and people with disabilities, who are often forced to live in deplorable sanitary conditions.
Our Current Work
In addition to helping people affected by conflict and natural disasters, Humanity & Inclusion’s Pakistan team of 27 national staff and 1 expatriate work diligently to:
- Assist with natural disaster risk management
- Help to implement community-based rehabilitation
- Provide accessible and secure play area for children with and withou disabilities
Natural Disaster Risk Management
Humanity & Inclusion works with the population of Sindh province, where there is a high risk of flooding, to identify solutions to mitigate the risks and consequences of climate-related disasters.
Humanity & Inclusion works to ensure the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities by training people within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to provide services for individuals with disabilities.
Growing Together Project
Since 2016 and for a period of four years, the organization’s Growing Together project, supported by IKEA Foundation, has been developing accessible and secure play areas for children in refugee camps in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
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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In 2016, Humanity & Inclusion developed a 5 year Country Program Framework to integrate and incorporate inclusive approaches focusing on:
- Inclusive education
- Health and prevention
- Relief and Inclusive Disaster Risk Management
- Technical assistance to Pakistan Government and International Organizations, I/NGOs, and CSOs to ensure disability mainstreaming
- Gender and women empowerment