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22 Feb 2018 description

Humanity & Inclusion (which operates under the name Handicap International in the DRC) has completed its demining operations in the Tshopo, Ituri, Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo. From January 2016 to December 2017, HI and its local partner, Africa for Anti-Mine Action (AFRILAM) cleared 34,520 meters of land of mines, freeing 5,600 people of the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war, the legacy of conflicts between armed groups in the region which started in the 1990s.

12 Feb 2018 description

Following ongoing clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 8,000 people have left South Kivu and are taking refuge in south-western Burundi. Humanity & Inclusion (which works under the operating name “Handicap International” in Burundi) is on the ground, assisting the most vulnerable, including thousands of unaccompanied children.

07 Feb 2018 description

by Michele Lunsford

Following ongoing clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 8,000 people have left South Kivu and are taking refuge in south-western Burundi. Humanity & Inclusion (which works under the operating name “Handicap International” in Burundi) is on the ground, assisting the most vulnerable, including thousands of unaccompanied children.

01 Aug 2017 description

Vous trouverez ci-joint les rapports en français et anglais des trois évaluations multisectorielles réalisées dans trois territoires du grand Kasai en mai et juin 2017 : territoires de Tshikapa (Kasai), de Kazumba et de Luiza (Kasai Central). La méthodologie d’évaluation a été élaborée conjointement entre Action contre la Faim et Handicap International, et comprenait des enquêtes ménages, des groupes de discussion et des analyses de marché dans chacun des territoires enquêtés.

Voici les principales conclusions du rapport (en PJ) :

01 Aug 2017 description

Three multi-sectoral evaluations were carried out in three different territories across the two provinces of Kasai and Kasai Central in May and June 2017. The evaluation formats were developed jointly by Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) and Handicap International.
The main results are:

26 Jun 2017 description

More than two million people have been affected by the humanitarian crisis in Grand Kasai, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Handicap International has sent emergency specialists to support its existing teams in the field. Sulu Bellarmin, who works as both the organization’s driver and logistics assistant, tells us about life in Kasai.

WHAT IMPACT HAS THIS CRISIS HAD ON LOCAL PEOPLE?

14 Jun 2017 description

29 Mai 2017

“Davantage de violences sexuelles contre les femmes, le recrutement d'enfants-soldats, pas d'accès aux soins de réadaptation pour les blessés..." La crise humanitaire au Kasaï est particulièrement inquiétante pour notre directeur de programme sur place. Handicap International a envoyé une ééquipe d'intervention d'urgence.

COMMENT DÉCRIRE LA SITUATION DANS LE KASAÏ?

14 Jun 2017 description

15 Mai 2017

Depuis août 2016, la violence fait rage dans la région du Kasaï, faisant plusieurs centaines de mort, des milliers de blessés et jetant plus d'un million de personnes sur les routes. Handicap International vient en aide aux victimes d'une crise humanitaire qui ne mobilise pas une attention suffisante.

14 Jun 2017 description

The region of Grand Kasaï in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the scene of intense violence in recent months. The resulting humanitarian crisis has affected more than two million people. Handicap International’s teams, present in Kananga since 2015, are working to assist the most vulnerable people.

Violence in Grand Kasaï, a region in the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has killed hundreds of people, injured thousands more and displaced over one million people since August 2016.

13 Apr 2017 description
  1. Contexte

En Août 2016, un conflit local dans le territoire de Dibaya au Kasaï Central opposait le chef coutumier Kamuina Nsapu au gouvernement national du fait de sa non-reconnaissance comme chef coutumier par un arrêté interministériel. Ce conflit s’est soldé par une offensive des Forces Armées de la RDC (FARDC) ayant entraîné la mort de Kamuina Nsapu. Depuis lors des milices en son nom se sont formées et s’attaquent régulièrement aux symboles de l’Etat dans un vaste territoire recouvrant partiellement les 3 provinces du Kasaï, du Kasaï Central et du Kasaï Oriental.

01 Oct 2016 description

Since June, Handicap International and its local partner, AFRILAM (Afrique pour la lutte anti-mines) have cleared 990,000 square feet of land­–equivalent to 17 football fields–nine miles from Kisangani, a village in northeast DR Congo.

19 Aug 2016 description

In an emergency, many of those already most vulnerable to the effects of disasters are unable to access crucial aid. For World Humanitarian Day, Handicap International reaffirms its commitment to making humanitarian aid accessible to every affected person without distinction.

20 Jul 2016 description

Every year, some 287,000 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, where Handicap International is working to improve the health of women, mothers and children.

Due to a lack of information, problems accessing health centers, and unaffordable medical care, every day nearly 1,600 women and 10,000 newborn infants die as a result of preventable complications.

02 Feb 2016 description

More than six years ago, Elysee Tshokolo became pregnant with twins. While many women in the Democratic Republic of Congo have their babies at home, Elysee knew that giving birth to twins presented the possibly of complications and so she chose to go to a health center. However, as the birth was underway, it become clear to Elysee that the midwife was not properly trained.

“The babies did not come out immediately, so the midwife started pulling out the children,” says Elysee. “One of the babies did not survive the delivery. And my Theresia was left with a disability.”

25 Nov 2015 description

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, one out of every 144 women dies when giving birth. In the U.S. that number is one in 7,142. Yet, implementing a few relatively simple measures can easily reduce DRC’s shocking maternal mortality rate.

At the medical center in Bumbu, DRC, where Handicap International has been working for the last several years to make giving birth safer for mothers, staff can attest that’s possible turn the situation around quickly. Not a single mother has died here this year.

20 Nov 2015 description

When Handicap International first met Patrick, 4, the boy was crawling around the rough black volcanic rock of in Mugunga 3, a camp for people displaced by the rebel conflict in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. The front of his white shirt and yellow shorts were smeared with black dust. Due to a congenital malformation, Patrick was born without hands or legs and so he crawled or scooted around as best he can.

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.