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.
WHEN DID YOU ARRIVE IN IRAQ AND WHAT WERE YOUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS?
Standing at the front of the class, Moussifa patiently recites the words written in chalk on the blackboard, words familiar to every child who is learning to read: “This morning, Aliou went to school. In his bag there is a pen, a notebook, a pencil, a slate, a pencil, and a book. His mother is happy.”
Like nearly one in ten people in Iraq, Hamed had to flee his home because of fighting in his town.
“Imagine it is summer and you’re just sitting in your garden,” says Hamed. "You’re enjoying the cool night air, surrounded by your family and neighbors. Seconds later, your life has changed forever, but you don’t understand how. That’s what happened to us nearly two years ago." Sitting on a bed given to him byHandicap International, he tells his story to Hareth, his Handicap International physical therapist, and Zahra, a social worker.
Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration
At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe.
Uma Silwal, 18, lives in a village called Godawari, high above the city in the Kathmandu Valley. “We used to have a farm house which had been in our family for four generations," she explains about her life before the deadly earthquake struck on April 25, 2015. "My mother worked at home and my father retired after a career in the fire service. We lived a quiet life.”
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Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
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.
Indignés face à l’injustice que vivent les personnes handicapées et les populations vulnérables, nous aspirons à un monde solidaire et inclusif, où toutes les différences nous enrichissent et où chacun peut « vivre debout ».
Handicap International is looking for a «Prosthetic and Orthotic Training Advisor» for its developpment mission in Myanmar.
Interested candidates can find more detailed information about the position via the following link.
Handicap International (HI) Federation is an international humanitarian organization that works to improve the living conditions of people living in disabling situations in post-conflict or low-income countries. Founded in France in 1982, the HI Federation now has more than 3,350 personnel working in nearly 60 countries.