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Asia visit pushes for greater access to decent jobs

Asia visit pushes for greater access to decent jobs

This story was originally featured in the Nov 2017 edition of The Next Step. HI Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Cox raised awareness about the importance of people with disabilities accessing decent, waged employment through visits to HI inclusion projects in Nepal and the Philippines in September. In Kathmandu, Nepal, Jessica...

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“Rohingya refugees live in inhumane conditions”

“Rohingya refugees live in inhumane conditions”

After more than a week in the field, what can you share about the humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya? I visited Kutupalong camp, the main refugee camp, where more than 400,000 people who have fled Myanmar live. The number of people in this camp is hard to...

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INGO Joint statement on closure of air, sea and land ports

INGO Joint statement on closure of air, sea and land ports

Eighteen humanitarian agencies expressed serious concern today over the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition’s decision to temporarily close all entry points to Yemen, effectively sealing the country off. The agencies demand that humanitarian operations are allowed to resume immediately and request clarity on the planned duration of the current closure and contingencies...

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3-year-old Hamad regains mobility

3-year-old Hamad regains mobility

“I was heating water to wash my children,” Hamad’s mother Nada tells our team in Jordan. “Hamad was still very young and he wasn’t watching where he was going. He tripped and tipped the pan of boiling water over himself. I heard him scream and immediately ran to him.” Nada...

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Civilians in the line of fire: The Syria INGO Regional Forum warns against a false sense of safety in Syria

Thousands of Syrians are still being killed, wounded, displaced, and besieged every day as the war rages on and help is not reaching people in need, the Syria INGO Regional Forum (SIRF) said today. The Forum warns against a narrative that violence is reducing in the wake of recent political...

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New HI White Paper: Good for Business

New HI White Paper: Good for Business

Good for Business: Promoting Partnerships to Employ People with Disabilities offers six steps for companies to follow to ensure they're ready to welcome more colleagues with disability. Written in conjunction with Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD), the paper explains how partnerships between businesses and NGOs are becoming more frequent as...

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Quality waged jobs for all

Quality waged jobs for all

People with disabilities often have a difficult time finding salaried employment. Workplaces are usually poorly adapted to working with people with disabilities and oftentimes they are not properly accessible. However, the biggest obstacle facing people with disabilities in the workplace is prejudice. Many employers are convinced that people with disabilities...

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Rohingya refugees: Providing emergency aid

Rohingya refugees: Providing emergency aid

“A very large proportion of these refugees are women and children,” explains Gilles Nouziès, Handicap International’s Asia Desk manager. “They live in appalling conditions. They had to flee their villages in minutes, leaving everything behind them, and under terrifying circumstances. Some have injuries and most are exhausted. When they arrive...

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Rohingya emergency: “Appalling… inhuman living conditions”

Rohingya emergency: “Appalling… inhuman living conditions”

Distinguished guests, colleagues.  The crisis we are now facing is unprecedented.  Handicap International has been providing support to Rohingyas refugees in Bangladesh since 2007 in Cox Bazar, directly in camps and informal makeshift camps. While the situation was already harsh, new people arriving in Bangladesh are desperate, exhausted by days...

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Raqqa: “The humanitarian situation is critical and the risks enormous”

Raqqa: “The humanitarian situation is critical and the risks enormous”

On October 17, the city of Raqqa, in Syria, was recaptured by military forces. Five months of fighting have caused a high number of civilian casualties and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. An alarming situation “Once again, civilians are the first victims of the conflict," explains Florence Daunis, Director...

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