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14 Sep 2018 description

Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA

The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.

15 Aug 2018 description

A report recently published by HI and IOM[1] offers an assessment of the situation in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) Site in South Sudan, where people with disabilities live in difficult conditions and humanitarian services struggle to meet their needs. The report makes a number of recommendations.

07 Jul 2018 description

Interview with Meryll Patois, HI rehabilitation technical advisor in Uganda

Why was it important for HI to start some rehabilitation activities for refugees in Uganda?

HI started its physical rehabilitation activities because the needs are very important due to the type of conflict faced by South Sudanese refugees. There are no other rehabilitation services in the camp at the moment; HI is the first organisation to provide this service.

19 Jun 2018 description

Since the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan in 2013, Uganda has offered a place of safety to more than 1 million people fleeing the conflict since July 2017. More than 85% of the refugees are women and children. Meryll Patois, HI’s rehabilitation technical advisor in Uganda outlines the needs of South Sudanese refugees and the services that our teams are providing.

Caring for the most vulnerable

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.

20 Aug 2017 description

Since the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan in 2013, Uganda has offered a place of safety to people fleeing from the conflict. On the 15th of August, the Government of Uganda and the UN Refugee Agency announced that the staggering threshold of 1 million South Sudanese refugees has now been reached. Handicap International (HI) will launch activities to support new arrivals in Uganda this September.  

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

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:

19 Sep 2016 description

The humanitarian principles — humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence — are under increased scrutiny and pressure. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to an increased understanding of the perceived and actual challenges humanitarians face in operational contexts as they apply the principles.

15 Dec 2012 description

Dabaya Nasser (20), her husband and her son Dehalit (8 months) arrived in the Doro refugee camp in Bunj (the capital of Mabaan County in South Sudan), after six days of walking. They fled their hometown Balduck in Sudan due to increasing violence.

14 Dec 2012 description

Dabaya Nasser (20), her husband and her son Dehalit (8 months) arrived in the Doro refugee camp in Bunj (the capital of Mabaan County in South Sudan), after six days of walking. They fled their hometown Balduck in Sudan due to increasing violence.

08 Nov 2012 description

“Prevent children from becoming disabled for life.” That’s the main goal of the Handicap International physiotherapists in the South Sudan refugee camps. “30% of the children we’ve examined suffer from respiratory infections, 40% show clear signs of development delays”

02 Nov 2012 description

While Handicap International is best known for working with people with disabilities, we also devote significant resources to help prevent those in at at-risk communities from getting injured.

People displaced from their homes because of conflict or natural disasters are particularly vulnerable to disability. Besides the increased possibility of injury, severe malnutrition—especially in children—can lead to permanent physical and cognitive disabilities.

16 Aug 2012 description

At the beginning of July 2012, Handicap International sent an evaluation team to South Sudan to assess the severity of the humanitarian crisis and respond promptly to the needs of the most vulnerable people.

More than 160,000 people have fled the conflict in Sudan to seek refuge in South Sudan, according to the United Nations. But the infrastructure is extremely fragile in this country which was only created in July 2011 following the partition of Sudan.