HI strives to improve the inclusion and socio-economic integration of vulnerable people and people with disabilities in Algeria. We support capacity building and advocacy of civil society and advance new themes such as inclusive education, social insertion and inclusive local development.
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Actions in process
HI works with Saharaoui health partners to improve the rehabilitation care provided to people with disabilities in refugee camps. We train nurses and other health professionals, help identify people with disabilities, and ensure that they have access to high-quality services.
HI works with children with disabilities to improve their care in adapted schools and within the mainstream school system. This includes training teachers in inclusive teaching methods and raising awareness among parents about the importance of education.
In 2018, HI launched two projects aimed at improving rural livelihoods. This involves training and accompanying small farmers and artisans from vulnerable populations to enable them to join professional networks and improve the quality and profitability of their productions and economic channels in which their activities are part of.
Situation of the country
The situation and the perception of people with disabilities are evolving in Algeria, but their integration in society remains insufficient.
At the social level, Algeria has made significant progress, particularly in the area of social protection. The country has set up an insurance system similar to the European models. However, this system remains fragmented with significant disparities between the populations and the services covered.
Legislation to protect people with disabilities is relatively advanced, but the application of these regulations on the ground remains to be consolidated. The country also ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009.
Number of HI staff : 25
Opening date of the program: 1998