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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19 Mar 2017 description

400,000 people were affected by cyclone Enawo, which hit Madagascar in early March. According to the latest reports, 250 people were injured, 78 were killed, and 18 are missing. Many homes and public buildings have been damaged or destroyed by the cyclone and floods and a total of 1,244 classrooms have been destroyed and hundreds damaged.

17 Mar 2017 description

Six months ago, the Iraqi city of Mosul became a battleground. As of March 17, several hundreds of thousands civilians are trapped within the city and hundreds of thousands more have escaped. In one month alone, more than 75,000 people managed to flee. “Since February, humanitarian needs have increased tremendously,” explains Maud Bellon, Handicap International’s emergency response coordinator. “As fighting reaches the most heavily populated areas of the city, population movements increase.”

Sharp rise in casualties

14 Mar 2017 description

Handicap International has been working to support Syrians impacted by the ongoing crisis since 2011. Over the years, the conflict has reached unimaginable levels of brutality. At the center of this spiral of violence is the issue of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and its disastrous consequences on civilians. Mélanie Broquet, Handicap International's program monitoring and coordination manager explains:

WHAT'S THE SITUATION IN SYRIA AFTER SIX YEARS OF FIGHTING?

14 Mar 2017 description

For the past six years, Syrians have been the victims of a conflict marked by indiscriminate bombing that is of a rare intensity. An average of 94 attacks a day using explosive weapons were reported between September and December 2016. Handicap International, known for its successful international campaigns that helped bring about the treaties banning landmines and cluster munitions, calls on all parties to the conflict to end the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

13 Mar 2017 description

Le cyclone Enawo a traversé Madagascar et termine sa course dans la région d’Anosy (Sud-Est). Les autorités déplorent de nombreux dégâts causés par le cyclone mais aussi les inondations qui ont suivi. Le Bureau national de la gestion des risques et catastrophes fait déjà état de 10 000 déplacés et de 52 000 sinistrés. Les équipes de Handicap International commencent à évaluer les besoins de la population.

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24 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 03 Apr 2017 Handicap International

NGO PRESENTATION

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity. Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

24 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 07 Apr 2017 Handicap International

NGO PRESENTATION

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

24 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 07 Apr 2017 Handicap International

NGO PRESENTATION

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

24 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 14 Apr 2017 Handicap International

NGO PRESENTATION

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity. Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.