In South Sudan, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
Since December 2013, South Sudan has been undergoing a political crisis, which has resulted in fighting and massive population movements. The number of internally displaced people has reached 4.3 million and some 1.6 million South Sudanese—63% of which are children—have fled to other countries in desperate need of aid.
Humanity & Inclusion is on the ground in South Sudan contributing to the urgent humanitarian response.
We are also working in refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya, providing rehabilitation care to the most vulnerable South Sudanese refugees and ensuring that individuals with disabilities can access humanitarian aid.
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Humanity & Inclusion in South Sudan
Our teams have been operating in South Sudan since 2006, working to improve protection, quality of life, and the promotion of rights of vulnerable populations.
South Sudan became an independent state on July 9, 2011, after 50 years of war that left two million dead, nearly 1.8 million internally displaced, and more than 262,560 refugees. Conflict broke out again in 2013, forcing Humanity & Inclusion to close its operations.
Since reentering the country in 2014, Humanity & Inclusion continues to respond to the immediate needs of the internally displaced population, and promote the equal rights and equal access to services for people with disabilities or injuries.
Although an internationally-mediated peace agreement was signed in 2015, South Sudan still face other challenges. The country has some of the worst health indicators in the world, such as a lack of access to basic services, the existence of landmines and unexploded ordinance, and high food insecurity.
Our Current Work
Humanity & Inclusion employs 95 staff members who work diligently to:
- Provide rehabilitation services
- Ensure inclusion livelihoods and participation of people with disabilities
- Assist victims
- Ensure people with disabilities have rights
- Provide support and rehabilitation services
- Provide protection for people with disabilities
Humanity & Inclusion works to address the specific needs of people with disabilities by training family members, caregivers, and referring patients to health workers who a trained on providing for their needs.
The organization has also established a rehabilitation room at Bor Hospital and distributed mobility devices.
Civil and Inclusive Employment
Humanity & Inclusion's civic inclusion program works with Organizations for People with Disabilities (OPDs or DPOs) at the central level and with self-help groups in Juda, Torit, and Bor to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities through civil society capacity building and community awareness activities.
Humanity & Inclusion also works to improve the livelihoods of people with disabilities by ensuring they have access to available socio-economic activities.
Humanity & Inclusion aims to improve access to basic rehabilitation services by offering training to health and social workers, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, and caregivers.
Disability Rights and Policy
Humanity & Inclusion facilitates access to quality health and social services through an inclusive and holistic approach for people with disabilities by empowering Organizations for People with Disabilities (OPDs or DPOs).
Mental Health Project: "Touching Minds, Raising Dignity"
Humanity & Inclusion provides financial, organizational, educational, and operational support to workers in the psychiatric unit of Juba Teaching Hospital and the detention authorities of Juba prison, to ensure that mental health patients receive proper support and rehabilitation.
The organization also works to reform the structure of the Mental Health policy at a national level to ensure the social and civil participation of people living with mental disabilities.
Protecting People with Disabilities
Humanity & Inclusion seeks to increase protection of people with disabilities to improve and their quality of life in the IDP camps in Juba by strengthening existing community structures and services.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion started operations in South Sudan in 2006, implementing emergency and development actions aimed fostering a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for all people with disabilities and those who are vulnerable. Our work has evolved to meet the specific needs of the communities we serve.
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Humanity & Inclusion has formed mobile teams that work with partner organizations to improve the inclusiveness and accessibility of their responses.
These teams have intervened in Yambio, Lankien, Malakal, Bor, Bientu and Yida.