Humanity & Inclusion works in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, where Covid-19 is spreading at an alarming rate.
Humanity & Inclusion’s new report “Death Sentence to Civilians: The Long-Term Impact of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas in Yemen” demonstrates how bombing in populated areas has wiped out decades of development in the country.
Sonia, 19, is visually and hearing impaired and attends a college adapted to her disability where she is studying for a diploma in hospitality. She is afraid that the COVID-19 pandemic will affect her plans for the future.
- Burkina Faso
Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion UK, explains the impact of Covid19 on women with disabiliites and the new challenges they are facing.
Some 1.8 million Venezuelans have fled their country to live in Colombia. Humanity & Inclusion provides vulnerable Venezuelans and their host communities with emergency assistance.
Humanity & Inclusion has responded to the Covid-19 epidemic in Rwanda by raising awareness of the virus, distributing masks and food, and adapting online courses for students.
The Central African Republic which is one of the poorest countries in the world and is already facing one of the worst humanitarian crises, now has to face the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Humanity & Inclusion's teams are working to ensure people with disabilities and vulnerable individuals at risk of exclusion are included in epidemic prevention actions.
- Central African Republic
Cyclone Amphan is expected to hit India and Bangladesh this Wednesday around 6pm local time and could affect millions of people. Humanity & Inclusion stands ready to help the most vulnerable.
COVID-19 in Gaza means more isolation and despair for people with disabilities as the aid and services that usually support them have been suspended.
Akhter is helping in the fight against COVID-19 by sewing masks in Kandahar, Afghanistan, thanks to the support from Humanity & Inclusion.
In South Sudan’s Juba County, Humanity & Inclusion's teams have identified more than 5,200 people with disabilities as well as very vulnerable people who need support as COVID-19 is spreading. Particularly vulnerable, most of them are already displaced from their homes, and face numerous barriers to protect themselves and stay safe from COVID-19.
- South Sudan
The entire city of Fafan is under lockdown, and Mohamed fears for his family and is stressed that the pandemic might extend in the region. Humanity & Inclusion is there to support him.
Many vulnerable people like Meryam in Ethiopia depend on their own business to live. Due to lockdown measures, no business means no food. Humanity & Inclusion (HI) helps her. Mutual assistance is key, Meryam says.
Saima has been using a wheelchair since she was a child. She lives with her family in a shantytown in Karachi, Pakistan. The pandemic and lockdown have made their daily lives almost impossible to bear.
People with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion UK, calls on the signatories of the Humanitarian Disability Charter, including the UK government, to make good on their commitments to include people with disabilities in humanitarian response to the pandemic.
- United Kingdom