In Somalia, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
Humanity & Inclusion in Somalia/Somaliland
Operating in the Somaliland since 1992, Humanity & Inclusion works with local organizations for people with disabilities to promote the rights of people with disabilities, especially women and children.
The organization improves political participation for people with disabilities, especially in the November 2017 elections and also works to ensure that vulnerable groups are included in emergency response efforts to the famine in West Africa.
Areas of Intervention
- Integrated humanitarian assistance
- Lifesaving protection services and support, food security, WASH
- Psychosocial support and mental health
- Protection against violence and abuse
- Disaster preparedness
- Inclusive emergency response
Humanity & Inclusion's 73-person staff is implementing two projects focused on promoting inclusive humanitarian action. One of the project titled “Protection, psychosocial emergency aid and referrals to others lifesaving services for most at risk displaced and host population” has invested in sensitizing and raising awareness on inclusive humanitarian action through the clusters, such as WASH and protection. The other project is a partnership with Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and it is titled “Reducing risks and saving lives of crisis affected households through inclusive and integrated community-based emergency response in Somalia”. The role of Humanity & Inclusion is to support DRC to be more inclusive, specifically working in three streams: MEAL processes, WASH and Protection sectors.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been working in the Somaliland for more than 27 years, promoting 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.
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Following severe droughts in 2017, Humanity & Inclusion decided to respond to the crisis along two axes: inclusion mainstreaming for NGOs working on the humanitarian response, and stimulative therapy for malnourished children.
Humanity & Inclusion worked with DPOs in Somaliland to improve the quality, accessibility, and durability of rehabilitation services for victims of armed conflicts.
This project focused on three objectives:
- Training members of DPOs in leadership and management skills
- Providing financial support for civic education sessions
- Supporting advocacy campaigns for inclusion
In Garowe, Puntland, Humanity & Inclusion trained village leaders to run road safety awareness campaigns for children, pedestrians, and drivers.
The organization also ran workshops with the local authorities to define road safety policies.