Humanity & Inclusion in the Palestinian Territories
Our team has been present in the Palestinian Territories since 1996, working to improve the daily lives of the most vulnerable people.
Faced with an ongoing crisis with Israel and a long-standing blockade in Gaza, the Palestinian people, including people with disabilities, struggle to meet their basic needs. The already precarious socio-economic situation heavily deteriorated since the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to lack of employment opportunities and restrictions on the movement of goods and people, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed.
People with disabilities are often overlooked and lack proper representation in development and relief efforts. They also face discrimination at every level of society, in particular in the areas of education and employment.
Areas of Intervention
- Physical rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics
- Fighting discrimination against people with disabilities
- Making public places and homes accessible
- Including people with disabilities in society
- Inclusive education for students with disabilities
Ongoing projects include improving access to basic services including rehabilitation and psychosocial support for people with disabilities. Humanity & Inclusion supports the inclusion of children with disabilities in in mainstream schools. The association also leads a program to better include people with disabilities in the contingency plans in case of crisis.
Our Past Work
Our team has been in the Palestinian Territories for 25 years, fostering 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.
In collaboration with its local partners, Humanity & Inclusion provided rehabilitation services to people affected by 2014.
Our team in the Palestinian Territories:
- Organized 28,000 rehabilitation sessions for more than 4,800 people
- Distributed 2,500 mobility aids and 4,000 non-food items
The organization also operates a project to improve the care of children with cerebral palsy in the Palestinian Territories.
Mine Risk Education
In 1999, Humanity & Inclusion launched an education initiative on the risks of anti-personnel landmines and other explosive remnants of war.
Since March 2015, the organization has delivered more than 700 risk education sessions to more than 5,000 adults and children.