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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25 Aug 2015 description

Four months after the Nepal earthquake, 2.8 million people are still in need of help. Unfortunately, the monsoon rains are making it more difficult for remote communities to access humanitarian services. Yet, Handicap International remains dedicated to reaching the most vulnerable people.

“There are still aftershocks, and people get scared very easily,” says Jeremy Mouton, Handicap International’s reporting officer in Nepal. “It’s vital to provide them with help, including psychological support.”

10 Aug 2015 description
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Intersecting Vulnerabilities among Syrian refugees

The impact of the ongoing crisis in Syria is overwhelming: Currently 12.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. 3,980,623 Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring countries. Approximately 1 million individuals have been injured in this conflict, and after four years, there is still no end to the conflict in sight. Intersecting factors such as sex, age, disability, social and economic status contribute to and compound the effects of violence and discrimination.

04 Aug 2015 description

Peter, 15, was born deaf but has dedicated his young life to communicating to audiences across his native Kenya about protecting children from sexual abuse. With support from Handicap International, he recently spoke at the Kenyan Children’s Assembly, a national government body for children.

“Using a sign language interpreter, I spoke to other children about their rights,” says Peter. “It was amazing.”

01 Aug 2015 description

August 1, 2015 is the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Oslo Convention banning the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions. Despite the clear success of the convention, which 117 countries have signed, cluster munitions were still being used in conflicts in 2015.

27 Jul 2015 description

Summary

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

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27 Aug 2015 description
job Closing date: 12 Sep 2015 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.

26 Aug 2015 description
job Closing date: 13 Sep 2015 Handicap International

Beginning: 07/09/2015

Mission lengh: 3 months

CONTEXT

26 Aug 2015 description
job Closing date: 12 Sep 2015 Handicap International

NGO PRESENTATION

25 Aug 2015 description
job Closing date: 01 Sep 2015 Handicap International

PRESENTATION OF HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL
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.

25 Aug 2015 description
job Closing date: 05 Sep 2015 Handicap International

PRESENTATION OF HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL
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.