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.

All Updates

735 entries found
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.

23 Jul 2015 description

Since Christine was a girl, she has watched violence tear apart communities in western Kenya. Now 30, with three children of her own and a job working in the fields and selling vegetables at the market, she is helping her neighbors avoid violence.

21 Jul 2015 description

Since 2012, Handicap International has been helping children with disabilities go to school in Sierra Leone. However, with the onset of the Ebola epidemic last year, schools were closed. Now that schools have reopened, Handicap International has been checking on children with disabilities previously enrolled to ensure they have returned to school. Recently, a staff member checked in with Fanta, 8, who has cerebral palsy.

18 Jul 2015 description

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

Handicap International, working in Nepal for 15 years, intervened immediately in aid of the earthquake’s victims, drawing on its extensive experience case-managing earthquake victims in previous disasters, such as Haiti in 2010.

For the past three months, Handicap International’s team of physical therapists have provided care to more than 1,500 victims in 11 hospitals in Kathmandu Valley, in hospitals in the district of Nuwakot (Bidur/Trisuli) and Sindhupalchok, and communities in seven districts[1].

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Jobs

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03 Aug 2015 description
job Closing date: 16 Aug 2015 Handicap International

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.

03 Aug 2015 description
job Closing date: 16 Aug 2015 Handicap International

The Nepal Program is looking for a consultant for the assessment of the « Earthquake prepardness » device

03 Aug 2015 description
job Closing date: 15 Sep 2015 Handicap International

Field of Support requested:

Short term consultancy to:

o Develop CPE modules for paramedic staff responsible for the support of persons with mental health problems in Juba, South Sudan.

o Deliver training modules to select staff members over an intensive training period, to be defined by the consultant and Project Manager.

o Prepare a mission report, including informed performance results based on pre and post-testing.

1. BACKGROUND

03 Aug 2015 description
job Closing date: 16 Aug 2015 Handicap International

« Un Conseiller technique + Un Appui technique en accessibilité universelle – Port-au-Prince »

Handicap International recrute deux d’architectes et/ ou d’urbanistes avec une spécialisation dans les projets de développement et de coopération internationale, une connaissance du handicap et une expérience en accessibilité universelle pour appuyer notre programme de développement en Haïti dès septembre 2015 pour 3 à 3.5 mois.

31 Jul 2015 description
job Closing date: 18 Aug 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.