Breaking the cycle of malnutrition with physical therapy
Pavi Mfuma, 5, who has cerebral palsy receives rehabilitation from Handicap International in the DRC.Read more
Famine: Preparing for the worst humanitarian crisis in 70 years
Twenty million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeastern Nigeria have been grappling with a serious food crisis since 2016. Several East African countries have been hit by drought in recent months, including Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, South Sudan and, to a lesser extent, Tanzania. In some countries, conflicts have caused severe food shortages. Handicap International is preparing to deal with one of the worst humanitarian crises since the Second World War.Read more
Humanity & Inclusion in Uganda
Our team has been in Uganda since 2009, helping survivors of landmines and other explosive remnants of war to recover through physical rehabilitation, psychological support, and job training.
Although Uganda has been landmine-free since 2012, resulting in the closure of Humanity & Inclusion's operation in 2013, the country hosts a large number of refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While the country’s generous asylum policy is one of the most progressive in the world, the continued influx is straining host communities and service delivery.
Humanity & Inclusion reopened its operations in Uganda in 2017 with a focus on helping refugees to become independent and provides psychological support and rehabilitation care, and ensuring that all children can go to school.
Areas of Intervention
- Mental health and psychosocial support
- Socio-economic inclusion
- Inclusive education
- Water, sanitation and hygiene
- Sexual and reproductive health
Humanity & Inclusion's 130-person team works particularly alongside refugees with specific needs—including people with disabilities, aging people, single mothers and unaccompanied children—to facilitate their access to services in the refugee settlements.
Teams offer refugees, many of whom have witnessed or experienced significant trauma, psychosocial support and mental health services. We also provide physical rehabilitation care to help people with disabilities gain greater independence.
In 2019, Humanity & Inclusion began an innovative project in Uganda using telemedicine and 3D printers to create splints and braces for refugees with injuries or disabilities.
Since 2020, staff has been responding to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic by providing health, including mental health, support, and reducing socio-economic impacts on households with limited income.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Uganda since 2019, working towards healing for ALL people. Over time, our work has evolved to meet the needs of the communities we serve.
Read on to learn more about our past work in Uganda and consider investing in our future.
Humanity & Inclusion implemented a number of projects to clear landmines and provided mine risk education. The program closed when the country was landmine free in 2012.
Humanity & Inclusion helped improve the quality of life for survivors of mine accidents and their families by providing physical rehabilitation and assistance packages.
The organization was also active in the inclusive employment and livelihoods sectors.