Handicap Intl.
Non-governmental Organization based in France

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Handicap International is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.

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04 Feb 2016 description

Malnutrition is endemic in Africa’s Sahel, an arid region in between the Sahara desert and the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa, which is often affected by drought. Due to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals, children with malnutrition suffer from restricted growth and develop after-effects, which can be disabling in the long term. The result is not always fatal, but the impact on their quality of life can be devastating.

03 Feb 2016 description

Background

Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.

02 Feb 2016 description

More than six years ago, Elysee Tshokolo became pregnant with twins. While many women in the Democratic Republic of Congo have their babies at home, Elysee knew that giving birth to twins presented the possibly of complications and so she chose to go to a health center. However, as the birth was underway, it become clear to Elysee that the midwife was not properly trained.

“The babies did not come out immediately, so the midwife started pulling out the children,” says Elysee. “One of the babies did not survive the delivery. And my Theresia was left with a disability.”

28 Jan 2016 description

In 2004, Dominique Gama’s life was turned upside down while walking from his fields to a well to collect water. He took, one, two, three steps towards well and as his left foot came down on the fourth step, there was an explosion, followed by silence and shock. Despite the violent explosion, Dominique did not lose consciousness and was aware of what had happened. He had stepped on one of countless landmines laid during 25 years of armed conflict in Casamance, Senegal.

24 Jan 2016 description

Executive summary

This report is based on the results of a global consultation carried out in 2015 as a contribution to the World Humanitarian Summit and is intended to better identify the changes needed for a disabilityinclusive humanitarian response. A total of 769 responses were collected through 3 online surveys targeting persons with disabilities, disabled people's organisations (DPOs) and humanitarian actors.

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05 Feb 2016 description
job Closing date: 19 Feb 2016 Handicap International

NGO PRESENTATION

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is divided into 2 operational departments:

05 Feb 2016 description
job Closing date: 04 Mar 2016 Handicap International

Description of activities implemented in DPRK

Handicap International (HI) commenced its activities in DPR Korea in March 2001 implementing projects jointly with the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled People (KFPD). KFPD is a quasi-civil society organisation under the umbrella of the Ministry of Public Health.

03 Feb 2016 description
job Closing date: 16 Feb 2016 Handicap International

Handicap International est une organisation de solidarité internationale indépendante et impartiale, qui intervient dans les situations de pauvreté et d’exclusion, de conflits et de catastrophes. Œuvrant aux côtés des personnes handicapées et des populations vulnérables, elle agit et témoigne, pour répondre à leurs besoins essentiels, pour améliorer leurs conditions de vie et promouvoir le respect de leur dignité et de leurs droits fondamentaux.

03 Feb 2016 description
job Closing date: 12 Feb 2016 Handicap International

Handicap International est une association à but non lucratif, sans affiliation politique ou confessionnelle. Elle repose sur un réseau d’associations structurées en Fédération, œuvrant de manière constante à la mobilisation des ressources, à la gestion des projets et à la mise en œuvre de la mission sociale.
Depuis sa création en 1982, Handicap International a mis en place des programmes de développement dans plus de 60 pays, et intervient dans de nombreuses situations d'urgence.

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03 Feb 2016 description
job Closing date: 20 Feb 2016 Handicap International

Handicap International est une organisation de solidarité internationale indépendante et impartiale, sans affiliation politique ou confessionnelle, qui intervient dans les situations de pauvreté et d’exclusion, de conflits et de catastrophes. Œuvrant aux côtés des personnes handicapées et des populations vulnérables, elle agit et témoigne, pour répondre à leurs besoins essentiels, pour améliorer leurs conditions de vie et promouvoir le respect de leur dignité et de leurs droits fondamentaux.