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.
Amid the rubble and explosive remnants of war (ERW), life is slowly returning to the war-torn streets of Kobani, Syria. Handicap International has begun a race against time to protect returning residents from still dangerous explosives by educating people about how to stay safe and training local authorities to remove explosives. Maelle, who coordinates our operations in the area, tells us what conditions are like in the field.
Mozambique was officially declared mine-free on Thursday, Sept. 17. As one of the country’s main mine operators, Handicap International hailed the announcement as a victory for the people of Mozambique. Liberated from this threat, which has caused thousands of casualties, Mozambicans can finally turn the page on this chapter of their history, and enjoy the opportunities for growth that were previously impossible with so many landmines present.
In mid-August, Handicap International restarted its mine action work in the Syrian city of Kobani, the scene of fierce fighting between September 2014 and January 2015.
Teams are once again teaching civilians how to spot, avoid, and report the weapons they find. Handicap International's local demining training course has resumed, and teams will soon begin again to identify hazardous devices, and to neutralize weapons before they can maim and kill the civilians returning to the city.
Handicap International, along with partners at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the graduation of 72 Haitians from its rehabilitation technician training course in Port-au-Prince on Aug. 27.
The diploma program was a first for the country, filling a critical gap that existed before the 2010 earthquake, when the country counted a scant 13 physical therapists, most of whom lived abroad. The program aims to strengthen local rehabilitation skills. It is a major achievement, and opens up new possibilities for the future.
Maps / Infographics
Handicap International is looking for :
Ambulance Platform Project Manager – Short term missionCOUNTRY : SIERRA LEONE CITY : FreetownStarting date : 26th October 2015 Length of the assignment : until 31rst December 2015Closing date for application : 23rd October 2015 Advertisement reference : DIR-SAN-SLE-2064
PRESENTATION DE L’ORGANISATION HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL
Position:Emergency Operations Coordinator - Republic of South Sudan
Starting date :15/10/2015.
Length of mission :5 months
Handicap International is looking for a "Rehabilitation Technical Advisor" for its emmergency mission in Yemen. Depending on the security this position is based in Jordan or Yemen.
Interested candidates can find more detailed information about the position via the following link.