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Good news - May 2024

Explosive weapons Health Inclusion Rights
Colombia Madagascar South Sudan

Good news in May at Humanity & Inclusion: demining in Colombia, rehabilitation in South Sudan, inclusive education in Madagascar.

A teenage girl walks along a path to school.

Norcia has been deaf since birth and is an inclusion ambassador for HI in Madagascar. | © Mangafeo / HI

Colombia

Over 3,900 m² of land freed from the threat of mines in Pescadito

More than 100 inhabitants of this indigenous territory in the municipality of Acandí, north-west of Colombia, are celebrating: HI's demining teams have now finished clearing 3,932 m² of their land, removing the threat of potential explosive devices and making it safe for use again. This land is vital to the community for hunting and collecting medicinal plants.

South Sudan

Regaining her independence through mobility

Veronika, 28, suffers from paralysis. She was having great difficulty getting around. A few weeks ago, her life was transformed when she was given a tricycle! Being mobile has made her more independent and helped her to escape the social isolation that had suffered from for so long! Today, thanks to the tricycle, she can finally look forward to a better future.

Madagascar

Helping to change perceptions of disability

Norcia, 17, has been deaf since birth. After initially struggling to keep up at school, she is now benefiting from a more inclusive approach to education. As well as attending school, Norcia in an inclusion ambassador for HI, a role she takes very seriously. She sees it as a way of changing mentalities in Madagascar!

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Ukraine : NGOs urge to protect civilians from bombing and shelling in populated areas
© M.Monier / HI
Explosive weapons

Ukraine : NGOs urge to protect civilians from bombing and shelling in populated areas

Since the beginning of the year at least 860 civilians have been killed and 2 580 wounded in Ukraine in at least over 950 incidents involving the use of explosive weapons with wide area effect in populated areas.

Welcoming and managing emotions with the help of psychosoclal support
© M. Campos / HI
Health

Welcoming and managing emotions with the help of psychosoclal support

In Venezuela, Humanity & Inclusion is providing psychosocial support to teachers and students with disabilities.

Promote the health of indigenous communities in Venezuela
© M. Campos / HI
Health Prevention Rights

Promote the health of indigenous communities in Venezuela

Some communities in the state of Amazonas have experienced disruptions to their lifestyle, with negative effects on their health. Humanity & Inclusion is working alongside them to improve their access to healthcare.