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24 Nov 2017 description

From 27 to 28 November, Handicap International (HI) is organising a regional conference on the bombing of civilians in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. This conference will bring together some 20 States, 10 African civil society organisations and international NGOs. The goal is to raise awareness of this vital challenge among African countries and to encourage them to take action on the world stage to protect civilians from the devastating impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

What does this conference aim to achieve

31 Aug 2017 description

Published on the 31st August, The 2017 Cluster Munition Monitor report, reveals a sharp rise in the number of new casualties of cluster munitions, which more than doubled between 2015 and 2016. Handicap International is calling on States to enforce international law and to put pressure on belligerent parties to end the use of this barbaric weapon.

18 Aug 2017 description

Mossoul, Alep, Sanaa… Incarnation de la barbarie des hommes, en 2016 et 2017, ces villes ont été le symbole du mépris le plus total de la vie des civils. Le 23 septembre prochain, à l’occasion de sa 23e Pyramide de chaussures, Handicap International dénoncera à nouveau ces pratiques, rappelant que ces atteintes à la vie des civils ne sont pas une fatalité. Dans 29 villes en France, des voix s’élèveront partout pour rappeler aux États leur responsabilité en matière de protection des civils.

28 Jun 2017 description

Record numbers of people are fleeing war, drought, and famine in South Sudan and Somalia. People with disabilities or injuries are forced to take enormous risks to reach a place of safety. Handicap International is working hard to make sure that thousands of people in similar situations across East Africa receive immediate card and long-term support. Collectively, we have a responsibility to ensure that all refugees live safe, independent, and dignified lives.

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.

23 Apr 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen. In this interview, Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East African region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

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:

25 Mar 2017 description

Twenty million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeastern Nigeria have been grappling with a serious food crisis since 2016.

04 Aug 2016 description

Handicap International launched an emergency response in eastern Kenya to support a massive influx of refugees from Somalia in 2011. Fleeing drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, hundreds of thousands of people settled in the Dadaab camp, the world's largest refugee camp, with a population of 450,000 people.

13 Nov 2013 description

NGOs welcome an agreement with potential to enhance opportunities for Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees

NGOs engaged in the search for durable solutions for Somali refugees in Kenya, congratulate the governments of Somalia and Kenya, and UNHCR for developing the Tripartite Agreement on Somali refugees in Kenya. The Tripartite Agreement is a first and important step towards finding durable solutions for Somali refugees in the region.

22 Aug 2013 description

Objective: To improve the quality, coverage and sustainability of assistance services for victims of conflict, especially rehabilitation services, via the mobilization of all relevant stakeholders and the active participation of users and civil society. This project was run between January 2009 and December 2012.

22 Aug 2013 description

Objective: The main objective of the project is to: ensure that rights of people with disability are promoted and to improve their protection to prevent discrimination, abuse and exploitation; enhance civic participation and representation of persons with disability in democratic reforms in Somaliland and Puntland.

22 Aug 2013 description

Objective: To scale up and adapt HIV prevention efforts towards universal access targets, with a focus on most vulnerable populations; To increase access to quality HIV treatment, care and support in Somalia (particularly people who need antiretroviral therapy). This project was completed in December 2012.

Method

22 Aug 2013 description

Goals:

  • Building the capacities of Somali civil society to include the most vulnerable children in their activities.
  • Enabling non-State operators to identify, prevent and respond to child protection issues by delivering psychosocial support and rehabilitation services to vulnerable children.
  • This includes building the capacities of all operators and improving services provided to vulnerable children.

Method:

24 Aug 2011 description

Background

The countries of East Africa, particularly Somalia, Ethiopia, northern Kenya and Djibouti, are currently facing a major food crisis.

Some 12 million people, a huge majority of whom are women and children, are now threatened with food shortages and even famine. On July 20, a state of famine was declared in two regions of southern Somalia, followed by another three on August 3. There is now a very definite risk that this disastrous situation will spread to neighboring districts unless a large-scale operation is quickly organized.

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.

21 Sep 2009 description

21 SEPTEMBRE 2009, KENYA - Handicap International mène un programme d'aide aux réfugiés dans les camps de Dadaab, situés à environ 100 km de la frontière entre le Kenya et la Somalie. De nombreuses personnes ont dû fuir les conflits persistants en Somalie. Les capacités d'accueil des trois camps de réfugiés, créés à Dadaab il y a 17 ans, sont aujourd'hui dépassées.