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29 Mar 2018 description

The grazing regions of Oromia and Somali in southern and eastern Ethiopia have witnessed an escalation in inter-ethnic violence in recent months. Since last September, more than one million people have fled their villages and been displaced to hundreds of reception areas. HI is working to protect the most vulnerable individuals, primarily women and children. Fabrice Vandeputte, HI’s head of mission in Ethiopia, explains the causes of the crisis and how our team is responding.

How did the crisis begin?

12 Dec 2017 description

Since the outbreak of the civil war in South Sudan 4 years ago, on the 13th of December 2013, millions of South Sudanese have been and are still fleeing every day from brutal violence, extensive food insecurity and a lack of access to basic services. Handicap International is supporting civilians displaced within the country and the people who took refuge in neighbouring countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya or Uganda.

12 Sep 2017 description

Since the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan in 2013, millions of South Sudanese are fleeing from brutal violence and extensive food insecurity. Fleeing civilians are displaced within the country or are taking refuge in neighbouring countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda or Kenya. Since 17th August, the staggering threshold of 1 million South Sudanese refugees has been reached in Uganda [1]. Handicap International is already supporting people in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and is about to launch activities in Uganda.

28 Jul 2017 description

The refugee crisis in South Sudan is one of the most alarming humanitarian situations in the world. Millions of South Sudanese are fleeing from brutal violence and extensive food insecurity. 86% of those who seek safety in neighboring countries are women and children, including at least 75,000 children who have become separated from their families, many of whom are in poor health.

INJURED, HUNGRY, AND RELIEVED

01 May 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria, and Yemen, with more than 20 million people at risk. Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East Africa region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

What can you tell us about the scale of this crisis?

29 Apr 2017 description

At least 820,000 children are at risk of developing severe acute malnutrition this year in South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, and Ethiopia as a result of the food crisis sweeping across regions in Africa.

Handicap International is launching new program to help malnourished children. “Simply providing the calories and nutrients is not enough,” explains Rozenn Botokro, a Handicap International rehabilitation specialist, and a pioneer of a stimulative physical therapy method which “breaks the cycle” of malnutrition, she explains.

05 Apr 2017 description

A major food crisis triggered by drought and conflict is affecting more than 20 million people in East Africa. In Ethiopia, drought is greatly affecting the region, putting nearly 5.6 million people in dire need of aid. Handicap International is working to ensure that vulnerable people in Ethiopia–older people, people with disabilities, and pregnant women–have access to humanitarian aid. Our teams are providing mobility aids, raising awareness of the risks of domestic and sexual abuse, among other actions. Fabrice Vandeputte, Handicap International’s program head in Ethiopia explains:

30 Dec 2014 description

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07 May 2013 description

Twins Tiyan and Zahara Bushra grew up doing everything together—playing, going to school, and helping their mother with her sewing business. However, at age seven, the parallel trajectory of their lives suddenly, irrevocably came to a halt. Tiyan suffered a massive seizure, the cause of which is still unknown. When her seizure had passed, Tiyan opened her eyes but could see only darkness. She tried to get up, but her limbs refused to move.

03 May 2013 description

At 17 years old, Hodan Abdulkadir is not the typical grade 1 student. Tall and slender, she sits head and shoulders higher than her classmates, and has to be seated to the side of the classroom so the other children can see the teacher at the front of the room. As the teacher writes on the chalkboard, Hodan carefully copies the characters in her notebook. She looks down at what she has written, checks that it matches the teacher's writing, and then softly reads her characters aloud.

11 Aug 2011 description

Contexte

Une crise alimentaire frappe aujourd’hui l'Est de l'Afrique et plus particulièrement la Somalie, l'Ethiopie, le Nord du Kenya et Djibouti.

Près de 11 millions de personnes, dont une écrasante majorité de femmes et d'enfants, doivent aujourd'hui affronter la disette, voire la famine. Depuis le 20 juillet, l'état de famine a en effet été déclaré dans cinq régions du sud de la Somalie, avec un risque majeur de voir s'étendre ce fléau aux districts voisins si une opération d'envergure n'est pas organisée de toute urgence.

05 Aug 2011 description

Contexte

Une crise alimentaire frappe aujourd’hui l'Est de l'Afrique et plus particulièrement la Somalie, l'Ethiopie, le Nord du Kenya et Djibouti.

30 Sep 2009 description

Introduction

Korab Mula (27) from Albania lost his two arms and injured both legs when he stepped on a mine and then fell on another one in June 2000. With international assistance, he was fitted with conventional prosthetic arms, but they give him problems and he cannot use them which has caused him to feel dejected and depressed. Only with more advanced electronic prostheses, which are not available in Albania, does Korab stand a realistic chance to train up for a job, and even get married.