Humanity & Inclusion promotes Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of people with disabilities and vulnerable populations in development and fragile settings. View the flier here.
Since 1982, Humanity & Inclusion has worked in more than 30 countries to respond to the mental health and psychosocial needs of people facing humanitarian crises and/or living in precarious contexts. Our teams promote optimal mental health and foster social participation in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. View the flier here.
HIV & Disability in West Africa: A Combined Analysis of 4 Studies Conducted in Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (2019)
(Only available in French) Humanity & Inclusion works to ensure that no one is forgotten. This research paper responds to the call of UNAIDs and ensuring that no one is forgotten in the response to the epidemic. This paper includes four studies which seek to better understand the situation by HIV-related situation of disabled men and women living in West Africa. View the paper in French here.
This Kisumu County strategy outlays the principles, objectives and actionable activities that the Department of Health and Sanitation of the County Government of Kisumu, Kenya commits to undertake in order to provide the highest attainable standards of health; particularly sexual and reproductive health. View the strategy here.
Seeing the invisible: Sexuality-related knowledge, attitudes and behavior of children and youth with disabilities in China (2019)
Young people with disabilities have the same right to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as their peers without disabilities, but their needs and rights are often overlooked. The findings of this study, which was initiated by UNESCO and Humanity & Inclusion, aims to provide evidence to support decision-making by government agencies, educators, development workers and other relevant stakeholders regarding developing and implementing disability-inclusive SRH and sexuality education policies and program for young people in China. View the report here.
Mental health problems are commonplace and affect more than one in four people worldwide. They are responsible for a quarter of all disabilities. This document aims to provide a basis for exploring these concepts as part of more in-depth work, including an update of the 2011 mental health framework document. View the document here.
Humanity & Inclusion works to prevent violence based on disability, gender and age and its disabling consequences in development and fragile settings, as well as to provide holistic care for survivors of violence, exploitation and abuse. HI’s goal is to ensure that people with disabilities and other at-risk groups are less exposed to violence and can live in dignity, independently, and with control over their own lives. View the flier here.
Humanity & Inclusion promotes the awareness raising, prevention, early detection, and care management of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes in development and fragile settings View the flier here.
People with disabilities are living with HIV. This paper explains why they must be included in virus prevention education, provided access to treatments, and rehabilitation. What's more, people living with HIV are not receiving proper rehabilitation care as the virus causes impairments. View the article here.
Road safety is a growing development and public health issue. Globally, road crashes are close to becoming one of the first five causes of death, and non-fatal injuries heavily impact on disability. Indeed, each year, road crashes kill 1.25 million people and injure as many as 50 million others. View the briefing paper here.
This document is intended to provide guidance and a framework for each stage of the project cycle for projects tackling the theme of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors. View report here and brief format here.
This analysis paper presents the ‘know-how’ acquired by Humanity & Inclusion in its diabetes prevention and control projects. View report here.
A policy paper that presents a design for a national plan on psychosocial interventions, aiming to develop and promote the national plan established during the July 2006 war. View report here.
As It Is: Research Findings on the Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Access to HIV and AIDS Information and Services Amongst Persons with Disability (2007)
Scientifically gathered information concerning the knowledge, attitude and practice among people with disabilities in areas surrounding HIV and AIDS. View report here.
Humanity & Inclusion in the Philippines
Our teams have worked in the Philippines since 1985, delivering aid and services to the most vulnerable victims of natural disasters and running ongoing disaster-risk reduction programs to help people with disabilities prepare for future disasters.
As one of the world's most disaster-prone countries, Humanity & Inclusion focuses its work on the country's poorest areas—where the population is most exposed to disasters and conflicts and where public services are lacking. Typhoons and their side-effects, including landslides, storm surges and flash floods, are the most frequent and devastating natural disasters. In the past 20 years, natural disasters have killed more than 31,000 and affected more than 98 million people in the Philippines.
Our Current Work
Most recently, our teams distributed community clean-up kits following Super Typhoon Mangkhut, so that roads, public spaces, and infrastructure could be restored. In addition, Humanity & Inclusion's team of 42 national staff and three expatriate staff works diligently to:
- Manage and prevent diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
- Empower people with disabilities through meaningful work
- Provide technical support to local organizations to ensure inclusion
Learn more about these critical actions below.
Prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Humanity & Inclusion helps service providers in Davao City to implement an integrated approach to the management and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension. The project comprises several activities designed to raise awareness about the prevention of diabetes and build the capacity of service providers. The organization also provides training and supplies essential equipment for healthcare professionals. Humanity & Inclusion is taking steps to raise the awareness of diabetes sufferers regarding the existing care options.
Ensure people with disabilities have rights
To help people with disabilities and vulnerable families in the municipality of Baras recover economically from past typhoons, Humanity & Inclusion sponsors livelihood programs and empowers local disabled persons organizations to advocate for their rights. The organization also ensures that people with disabilities have access to social welfare services.
Empower all people through inclusion
Humanity & Inclusion provides technical support to the Philippines Red Cross on the inclusion of people with disabilities within their projects in the provinces of Cebu and Leyte, as well as inclusive organizational development at the Red Cross National Headquarters. Technical support has included workshops on how to facilitate workshops on lessons learned and a manual with an inclusion orientation and pocket guide with standard operation procedure.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in the Philippines since 1985, 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.
Read on to learn more about our past work in the Philippines, and consider investing in our future.
Following natural disasters, Humanity & Inclusion set up fixed and mobile units to provide mobility aids, adaptive devices, protection items, and shelter kits to those most in need and ensure that they have access to food, water, and health services. The response targeted people with disabilities or severe medical conditions, children, expectant mothers, mothers with young children, female heads of households, and the elderly. After Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the most violent typhoon ever recorded, Humanity & Inclusion launched an emergency response intervention in the provinces of Leyte and Capiz. The organization’s teams deployed a logistics platform to help ensure humanitarian aid could reach the most isolated areas. They also distributed 1,390 tents to people whose homes had been destroyed, and supported the process to rebuild shelters for 900 households. The organization helped 700 highly vulnerable households affected by the typhoon, by providing them with financial and technical assistance, so that they could rebuild homes that are safer and better able to withstand natural disasters.
Disaster Risk Reduction
Humanity & Inclusion helped vulnerable people prepare for natural disasters by sharing and disseminating disaster risk management training tools with government offices and local organizations. Nearly 57,000 stakeholders in 13 provinces benefited. Humanity & Inclusion also encouraged the authorities to draw up contingency and evacuation plans, which specifically take people with disabilities into account.
Three weeks after Typhoon Bopha devastated the southern Philippines, some five million people have been affected by the storm which, according to government estimates, left more than 1,000 people dead and 800 still missing.Read more
More than 350 people have been killed and hundreds more are missing after Typhoon Bopha hit the southern Philippines on December 4 and 5.Read more
Tropical storm Washi hit the South of the Philippines in December 2011, devastating the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.Read more
When tropical storm Washi pounded ashore in December 2011, affecting the lives of 1.1 million people, Handicap International took immediate action and provided emergency aid to the victims.Read more
On Friday Dec. 16, 2011, tropical storm Washi brought 10 hours of torrential rains that triggered disastrous flash flooding across Mindanao, in the south of the Philippines.Read more
Terry Cagaanan is a 57-year-old widow and stroke victim, and is one of the many survivors of the flash flood brought about by Tropical Storm Washi.Read more
The magnitude of the humanitarian crisis caused by Typhoon Washi – caught everybody off guard, killing more than 1,000 people.Read more