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Explosive Weapons Monitor 2023

22 April 2024

International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW)  is publishing the Explosive Weapons Monitor 2023. 75 countries and territories – a third of the countries and territories in the world – have been exposed to explosive violence, says the report.
Gaza is one of the main territories affected by bombing and shelling in populated areas in 2023. The document proposes a case study on a young survivor, Fouad, in Gaza, who has been supported by HI.


25 Years of Global Efforts to Eradicate Landmines and Empower Lives

March 1, 2024

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty's entry into force, a monumental milestone in global efforts to end the use of antipersonnel landmines, inherently indiscriminate weapons that have a devastating impact on communities worldwide.


Use of explosive weapons: In Ukraine, parts of the country cut off from the world

February 24, 2024

Two years after the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, an estimated 25% of the country has been exposed to intense fighting. By destroying essential infrastructure such as roads, hospitals and schools, the massive use of explosive weapons has isolated certain areas and their communities from the rest of the world, exacerbating humanitarian needs.


Media Advisory: International Humanitarian and Human Rights Organizations call for a halt to arms transfers to Israel and palestinian armed groups

January 23, 2024

Humanitarian and human rights organizations will inform the press of a new joint statement calling for a halt to the arms transfers fuelling the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

States must urgently implement the international agreement against bombing in populated areas

November 18, 2023

One year ago, on November 18, 2022, 83 states in Dublin endorsed a landmark international agreement to protect civilians from bombing in populated areas. Between January and September 2023 (AOAV), more than 21,200 people were killed or injured by explosive violence - a clear sign of the urgent need for States to now implement it, even more so in the current context of escalating conflict between Palestinian armed groups and Israel.

Cluster Munition Monitor reports record number of casualties in 2022 due to war in Ukraine

September 5, 2023

1,172 people were killed and injured by cluster munitions last year. These are the findings of a report published today by the Cluster Munition Monitor. This is the highest number of victims recorded since the report was first published in 2010. This unprecedented figure is mainly due to the repeated use of these weapons in Ukraine.


Humanity & Inclusion Canada, Doctors of the World Canada and Action Against Hunger Canada call for better protection of humanitarian workers to meet growing needs in the field

August 19, 2023

On World Humanitarian Day, Humanity & Inclusion Canada, Doctors of the World Canada and Action Against Hunger Canada are releasing a joint report entitled "The risks we take are beyond comprehension - Better protecting humanitarian and health workers ", which outlines the challenges and key demands of humanitarian organizations to better protect humanitarian and health workers.


Humanity & Inclusion Canada is saddened to announce the passing of Aube Savard, member of the Board of Directors

August 9, 2023

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our Board member Aube Savard. The entire Humanity & Inclusion team, here in Canada and throughout our vast network, sends its most sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. 


Humanity & Inclusion Canada calls on Canada to oppose the use and transfer of cluster munitions in Ukraine

July 7, 2023

The United States announced today that it will transfer cluster munitions to Ukraine, a weapon that is banned by 123 countries who signed the Oslo Convention against this barbaric weapon. Cluster munitions do not discriminate between combatants and civilians. At least 149 civilians were killed or injured worldwide by this weapon in 2021, according to the 2022 Cluster Munition Monitor. As up to 40% of these weapons do not explode on impact, heavy contamination by cluster munition remnants poses a serious threat for the local population a long time after the combats.


The Explosive Weapons Monitor presents its report: More than 80% of explosive weapon casualties are civilians due to escalating armed conflicts around the world

April 24, 2023

The number of civilians killed or injured by bombing and shelling in urban areas globally soared by 83 percent in 2022, largely driven by the increased use of explosive weapons by Russian armed forces in Ukraine, and rising incidents in Ethiopia, Myanmar and Somalia, a new report by the Explosive Weapons Monitor (EWM) has revealed. 


Launch of the first global report on the harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

April 18, 2023

Humanity & Inclusion and its partners in the International Explosive Weapons Network invite media representatives to an online launch event to mark the release of the first global Explosive Weapons Monitor report on the human catastrophes of bombing and shelling of cities.


Humanity & Inclusion mobilizes urgently in response to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

February 8, 2023

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) Canada is responding urgently to help families and individuals affected by the major earthquakes in southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria.


International Day of Persons with Disabilities Humanity & Inclusion Canada commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Ottawa Treaty

December 1st, 2022

n view of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) Canada is organizing a visit in Canada for three key figures in the anti-personnel landmine movement to mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Ottawa Treaty. Since then, 55 million stockpiled mines have been destroyed, and over 3,300 square kilometres of land have been rehabilitated. Nevertheless, between 2001 and 2020, 130,000 people, mostly civilians, half of them children, were killed or injured by landmines or explosive remnants of war.


States set to adopt first ever international agreement to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas.

November 17, 2022

States, including Canada and many allies, will meet at Dublin Castle this Friday, to sign the “Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas”. The landmark agreement addresses the widespread civilian suffering and devastation resulting from the bombing and shelling of cities, towns, and other populated areas. Mines Action Canada, Project Ploughshares and Humanity & Inclusion Canada, the Canadian members of International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW), welcome the declaration and call on all states to sign and implement it.

HI Canada welcomes new Executive Director

November 10, 2022

The Board of Directors of Humanity & Inclusion (HI) Canada is proud to announce the appointment of Anne Delorme as Executive Director. She takes over the leadership of the Canadian association this week.

HI calls on States to endorse the international agreement against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

October 24, 2022

States will meet on November 18 at the Dublin Conference to approve the international agreement to strengthen the protection of civilians against explosive weapons in populated areas. Humanity & Inclusion (HI) calls on states to implement military policies and practices to ensure better protection of civilians from explosive weapons.

HI has been working for 40 years to ensure that everyone has the chance to “stand tall”

July 19th, 2022

HI is celebrating its 40th anniversary as an international solidarity organization working with the most vulnerable: people with disabilities.

The Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation Brings Support to HI's Work for Persons with Disabilities in Ukraine

June 28, 2022

HI receives a major donation of $100,000 from the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation. The donation will strengthen HI's emergency activities with vulnerable and disabled people in Ukraine.

COP26: HI calls States to protect and include people with disabilities in the face of climate change

29 October 2021

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Glasgow

Iraq bomb contamination is catastrophic: six times as costly to remove, and a serious barrier to recovery

13 October 2021

HI’s report “No safe recovery: The impact of Explosive Ordnance contamination on affected populations in Iraq” paints a harrowing picture of the daily lives of Iraqis, some of whom are too nervous to let their children walk to school, or so desperate for income that they’ll risk working in places known to be polluted with explosives.

International NGOs express their deep concerns about the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

30 August 2021

HI continues to assist the people of Afghanistan

30 August 2021

Afghanistan: assisting the most vulnerable

HI alerts that pregnant women, older people, people with disabilities, children, etc. need immediate humanitarian aid following terror attacks in Cabo Delgado

2 April 2021

Fighting in Palma, Mozambique.

INGOs Call for an end to Violence Against Civilians and Children and Warn of Imminent Humanitarian Crisis

2 April 2021

Violences in Myanmar

New form of contamination will require complex clearance operations

4 April 2021

4 April, International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Yemen devastated by an endless war

23 March 2021

6 years of war in Yemen

Aid agencies: Rise in fighting threatens to push Yemen into new levels of violence as war enters seventh year

23 March 2021

As the conflict enters its seventh year on 26 March, new offensives have ignited in Hodeidah, Taiz, Hajjah and Marib, attacks on civilians are on the rise, and the country is at imminent risk of famine. 21 aid agencies in Yemen are calling for an immediate nationwide ceasefire and for warring parties to return to the negotiating table.

35 aid agencies warn of further irreversible impact, marking 10 years of Syrian conflict

10 March 2021

10-year Syrian conflict

Syria Demining and rebuilding will take generations

9 March 2021

10-year Syrian conflict

“Bombs destroy cities in days. It takes decades to rebuild.”

3 March 2021

Diplomatic discussions against bombing in urban areas

NGOs warn: Reduced humanitarian access impedes response to rising cases of COVID-19 and the harsh effects of winter in Northern Syria amid shortages of humanitarian aid. UN Security Council must assure continued cross-border access.

28 January 2021

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) warns of grave humanitarian consequences of the U.S. decision to designate Ansar Allah (Houthis) as a terrorist organisation

12 January 2021

Aid organisations call for safe and unhindered access to fight impact of hunger and conflict in 2021.

1 December 2020

“Recent uses of cluster munitions like in the Armenia-Azerbaijan war show that our fight to eradicate this weapon is far from over.”

25 November 2020

Cluster Munition Monitor 2020

Aid groups warn G20 leaders must act to prevent humanitarian catastrophe in wake of Covid-19 economic recession

19 November, 2020

Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Saudi Arabia on 21 November, 11 aid organisations are calling for early action to prevent soaring rates of hunger and malnutrition resulting from the pandemic-related global economic recession.

5,500 killed or injured by landmines in 2019: An unacceptably high number of victims

12 November, 2020

Landmine Monitor 2020 report

Nagorno-Karabakh: torrent of bombs in populated areas must stop

8 October, 2020

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) expresses its deep concern about reported civilian suffering in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. The violence rapidly escalates in populated areas, putting the lives of civilians in grave danger. Humanity & Inclusion supports the international call for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and call on states to develop a strong international agreement against bombing in populated areas in 2021.

Use of heavy explosive weapons in towns and cities in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must stop

5 October, 2020

INEW statement

European Union awards Humanity & Inclusion (HI) two prizes for its innovative projects

24 September 2020

The European Union awards HI two prizes as part of the Horizon 2020 Prize for its Odyssey2025 project on the use of UAVs in demining operations and the project on tele-rehabilitation for all.

States must commit to a strong political declaration against bombing in populated areas

3 September, 2020

States will gather at the online panel discussion "Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare" on 7 September to address issues, policies and practices related to the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. In Yemen, Libya, Syria, daily bombing has devastating consequences for the civilians.

Canadians step up to provide aid to the people of Lebanon - Humanitarian Coalition

27 August, 2020

Since the explosion on August 4 that rocked the port city of Beirut, Canadians have been uniting their efforts to raise funds in order to provide emergency assistance to affected populations.

Syria crisis: Hunger spreading amid Covid and economic collapse

29 June, 2020

International agencies call for Brussels Conference to address fall-out from the pandemic

Eight international non-governmental organisations working in Yemen strongly condemn the reprehensible attack that took place yesterday in the north of Yemen, killing 13 civilians – including four children.

16 June 2020

States must commit to the political declaration supported by UN Secretary General António Guterres

26 May 2020

Diplomatic process against bombing in populated areas

COVID-19 threatens the world’s most vulnerable people

14 April 2020

Covid-19 pandemic

Joint statement by 59 NGOs on the announcement of a temporary ceasefire in Yemen

9 April 2020

Over five years of brutal war in Yemen have left millions of Yemenis weakened by malnutrition and disease, and decimated Yemen’s health system. The imminent threat of COVID-19 will exacerbate an already dire humanitarian situation.

Smart Mines & Trump: Greenlighting barbaric weapons puts civilians in grave danger

1 April 2020

4 April: International Mine Awareness Day 

Emergency Charity Letter

26 March 2020


In Yemen, civilians are the first victims of an endless war

23 March 2020

5 years of war in Yemen

Idlib - 1 million forced to flee

5 March 2020

9 years of indiscriminate war in Syria

Aid organisations in Yemen are extremely concerned about high numbers of civilian casualties in recent military escalation

17 February 2020

We are shocked and saddened to hear about the deaths of as many as 31 civilians, and 12 other people injured, in strikes on Al Jawf governorate in northern Yemen on 15 February.

Statement of Concern – Situation in northwest Syria

17 February 2020

As violence continues to escalate in northwest Syria, 10 Canadian aid agencies are warning that the number of people displaced could reach one million by next week unless immediate action is taken.

Civilians deserve a strong political declaration against bombing in populated areas

9 February 2020

On Monday, February 10, States’ delegations, militaries, United Nations agencies and civil society gather at the United Nations in Geneva to discuss on a political declaration against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Humanity & Inclusion and members of the International Network of Explosive Weapons (INEW) are working with States to convince them to create a strong political declaration to end human suffering caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and support victims.

Hundreds of thousands in northwest Syria caught in humanitarian catastrophe, aid agencies warn

6 February 2020

As hostilities continue to escalate in northwest Syria, eight aid agencies are today making an urgent call for an immediate ceasefire as they warn that hundreds of thousands of people – the majority of them women and children – fleeing the unrelenting violence are caught in a humanitarian catastrophe.

Trump cancels Obama landmine policy; ensures civilian suffering with new mine use potential

20 December 2020

The Trump Administration has announced a deadly landmine policy shift, effectively committing the U.S. to resume the use and stockpiling of antipersonnel landmines. Landmines are devastating, victim-activated devices that cannot discriminate between the footstep of a child or that of a soldier.

Recent escalation of violence in northwest Syria

20 December 2019

Dozens of civilians were killed in bombings in Idlib province in the north-west of war-torn Syria, according to Ms. Najat Rochdi, Senior Humanitarian Adviser to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, and other monitoring groups. Bombardments and shelling have intensified in the region in recent days putting an unbearable threat to civilians and forcing the population to flee.
Humanity & Inclusion has issued the following statement:

“We demand an immediate end to the bombing and shelling of areas populated by civilians, which has increased at a terrifying rate in recent days,” says Anne Héry, Director of Advocacy and Institutional Relations. “These attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructures, including health centers, are totally unacceptable and against international humanitarian law. Parties to the conflict must also ensure access to humanitarian assistance for affected populations.”

One year since Stockholm Agreement, Hodeidah still most dangerous place in Yemen for Civilians

12 December 2019

A quarter of all civilian casualties across Yemen in 2019 were recorded in Hodeidah governorate. Despite a ceasefire in the port city being at the heart of last year’s Stockholm Agreement, Hodeidah has seen 799 civilian casualties since the Agreement was signed, the highest toll countrywide.

20 years of progress threatened by recent rise in casualties

25 November 2019

Review Conference against landmine

NGOs warn about the deterioration of food security in Haiti. More than 3.5 million people in need of emergency food and nutrition assistance.

21 November 2019

Humanitarian organisations in Haiti express their concern over the scale of the food crisis that has been confirmed by the publication of the results of the Integrated Framework of Classification of Food Security (IPC)1 by the National Coordination of Food Security (CNSA) and the Ministry of Agriculture.

A fourth consecutive year of exceptionally high casualties

21 November 2019

Landmine Monitor 2019 report

Using drones to locate buried mines

8 November 2019

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and Mobility Robotics have presented data to show how buried landmines were located using drones equipped with infrared cameras. Results were presented at the “Mine Action Technology Workshop” organised by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) in Basel this week.

The Syria INGO Regional Forum statement on impact of military developments on the civilian population in northeast Syria

16 October 2019

15 aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in North-East Syria

10 October 2019

Civilians at risk as violence escalates and humanitarian work is suspended

Military incursion in northeast Syria: protection of civilians and humanitarian workers is vital

10 October 2019

After nearly a decade of nation-wide conflict, the Turkish incursion into northeast Syria reignites the cycle of violence, worry and uncertainty for people living in the area. HI is deeply concerned about how the military escalation will affect the civilian population. HI calls on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians, especially people in populated areas that are being attacked with airstrikes and artillery.

Bombing in populated areas: A majority of states now recognize the urgency to act

2 October 2019

A great number of 133 states gathered for two days at the Vienna Conference “Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare”. A majority of attendants announced that they were ready to work on a political declaration to end human suffering caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. The discussions that will take place in the 6 months to come will be decisive to protect millions of civilians living in war zones. 

UN and ICRC Joint Appeal: Civilian devastation and suffering must stop

19 September 2019

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Which candidate in the federal elections will actively engage against bombing in civilian areas?

13 September 2019

Canada's foreign policy

INGO statement on attacks in Dhamar that killed and injured scores of people

4 September 2019

Cluster munitions continue to kill civilians

29 August 2019

Cluster Munition Monitor 2019

32 million children with disabilities will not return to school this year

26 August 2019

Back-to-school 2019

Two years after the Rohingya influx in Bangladesh, access to services for refugees with disabilities remain critical

25 August 2019

Rohingya crisis

Joint Statement: 22 NGOs Call for Action to Strengthen the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

17 May 2019

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Security Council taking up the protection of civilians in armed conflict on its agenda, as well as two important resolutions passed in 1999: Resolution 1265 on the protection of civilians in armed conflict and Resolution 1270, which included the first explicit protection of civilians mandate for a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operation. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

Violence between Gaza and Israel: explosive weapons cause serious injuries

6 May 2019

More than 30 people were killed in the exchanges of rocket fire and airstrikes between Gaza and Israel over the weekend. In Gaza, this escalation of violence could lead to a new wave of injuries, with surgical and rehabilitation services already overwhelmed. 

Lives of civilians in danger

4 April 2019

On 4 April, the forces of the Libyan National Army launched an offensive against the forces aligned with the Government of National Accord to take control of Tripoli.

Rwanda. Victims “confront their suffering" 25 years after
the genocide

7 April 2019

Twenty-five years on, one in three people still suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.

Weapons clearance more complex in areas newly
contaminated by conflict

4 April 2019

4 April: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Canada steps up its response to the humanitarian crisis in southern Africa

1 April 2019

The Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies welcome the Government of Canada’s decision to match donations by Canadians in response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai.

Fourth anniversary of Yemen conflict

22 March 2019

HI takes a stand against indiscriminate warfare and its devastating impact on civilians

INGO statement on attacks in Hajjah and renewed fighting in Hodeidah

14 March 2019

70% of Syrians still in need of humanitarian aid

12 March

March 15 marks the 8th anniversary of the Syrian conflict. 11.7 million Syrians, 70% of the population, are still in need of emergency humanitarian assistance. Access to basic services (health, food, clean water, shelter, etc.) remains an absolute priority, while the country's contamination with explosive remnants - unprecedented in the history of mine clearance - prevents the return of populations and will considerably complicate the country's reconstruction. For the past 7 years, HI has been assisting Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon through psychosocial support and rehabilitation projects.

Sending Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

7 February

The Humanitarian INGO Forum in Colombia calls on all States to maintain the humanitarian character of aid in order to save lives, alleviate suffering, restore and protect human rights, and preserve the human dignity of persons who are victims of conflicts, complex crises and/or natural disasters. In this context, the Forum would like to express its concerns about the methods through which humanitarian aid is planned to be sent from Colombia to Venezuela.

Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International) closes Burundi program

7 January 2019

Humanity & Inclusion, which operates under its original name “Handicap International” in Burundi since 1992, has been forced to stop its activities in the country. It no longer considers itself able to carry out its projects due to the Burundian government's recent decisions towards international NGOs, in particular the obligation to keep a record of its employees’ ethnicities.

Joint INGO statement on agreements reached on Yemen by warring parties

14 Decembre 2018

Joint INGO statement welcoming the upcoming consultations in Sweden

3 December 2018

International NGOs working in Yemen welcome the upcoming political consultations in Sweden.

Teacher Kids: the school where teachers are children with disabilities

3 December 2018

3rd December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Third year of exceptionally high casualties in 2017

20 November 2018

Landmine Monitor 2018

42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature.

9 November 2018

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.

Joint INGO statement on the escalation of fighting in Hodeidah

8 November 2018

Neymar Jr. teams up with HI to make a difference to children’s lives

26 October 2018

The world-famous footballer has become the first student of the TEACHER KIDS school

Bombing of civilians - Humanity & Inclusion appeals to Canadian Members of Parliament

26 September 2018

As Canada continues to race for a seat in the next vote for the UN Security Council, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is calling on Canadian Members of Parliament to stop the bombing of populated areas, an almost systematic practice in present-day conflicts, of which more than 90% of casualties are civilians.

Aid agencies call on world powers to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib

7 September 2018

Eight leading aid agencies are calling on world leaders meeting Friday to urgently work together to avoid this horrific scenario.

Idlib - The risk of a humanitarian disaster

6 September 2018

While a major military offensive on Idlib region is possibly under preparation, HI calls on parties to the conflict to spare civilians and allow full and unfettered humanitarian access.  

Cluster Munition Monitor 2018

30 August 2018

States must commit to eradicate cluster munitions

HI’s partner organisation in Gaza damaged by airstrikes.

18 July 2018

1st anniversary of the liberation of Mosul: 1,500 explosive remnants found in Al Shifa hospital, Mosul, a city sieged by improvised explosive devices and bombs

9 July 2018

One year on from Mosul’s liberation, 8 million tons[1] of explosive remnants still contaminate the city. Thousands of injured are trying to access medical treatment and more than 300,000[2] displaced people are still surviving in camps and communities as Mosul, trapped by explosive remnants of war, remains a ticking time bomb. Humanity & Inclusion (the new name of Handicap International), released a fact sheet about the situation in Mosul. Download it here.

[1]   UN Habitat and the United Nations Environnent Program

[2]   Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Humanity & Inclusion appoints a new Federal Chairperson

27 June, 2018

Lyon, 18 June. On Saturday 16 June, HI's Federal Board of Trustees elected Jean-Noël Dargnies as its new Chairperson. After a career in industry and higher education, he is taking over from Jacques Tassi, whose third term as Chairperson ended on Saturday.

Yemen: France should press Saudi and Emirati allies to minimize harm to hundreds of thousands of civilians in Hodeidah attack

26 June, 2018

15 NGOs appeal to President Macron on the eve of a humanitarian conference on Yemen in Paris

Violence in Gaza: HI demands protection for most vulnerable

8 June 2018

Another day of demonstrations have rocked Gaza, resulting in more than 500 new injuries, according to first estimates. Since demonstrations began last March on the border between Gaza and Israel, at least 128 people have been killed, and more than 13,900 people injured, half of whom required hospitalization.

Paris Humanitarian Conference on Yemen

4 June, 2018

We welcome French efforts to address the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and your announcement during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Paris on 10 April that France would host an international humanitarian conference on Yemen in Paris in June.

Humanitarian NGOs call for immediate cessation of hostilities, protection of civilians and humanitarian access in Kachin and northern Shan, Myanmar

May 2, 2018

As national and international NGOs operating in Kachin and northern Shan, Myanmar, we are deeply troubled by yet further escalation of armed conflict, including clashes directly impacting civilians throughout April and continuing into May, that has displaced and re-displaced thousands more civilians. Urgent action is required to save lives and meet widespread and growing humanitarian needs.

Yemen / Airstrikes against Health Facilities

April 27, 2018

On Friday 27th April 2018 at 10:40 PM, an airstrike from the Saudi led coalition hit the National Blood Transfusion and Research Centre of the Al Sabeen Hospital, a building located 20 meters away from the First Physiotherapy Center where HI is providing support. No one was killed or wounded. The center which was on the no-strike list has now limited capacity to operate. HI condemns this airstrike and calls on all parties to effectively protect Health Facilities, their staffs and their patients in the full respect of de-confliction process.

Brussels II Syria conference must not fall short, eight leading aid agencies warn

April 23, 2018


Donors and governments meeting Tuesday and Wednesday for the Brussels II conference must take the opportunity to bring change for the millions vulnerable Syrians in their war-torn country and in the region by following throught on previous commitments to protect displaced people and fund the aid response.

A frightening increase in the number of victims of explosive weapons

April 4, 2018

On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness, HI is alarmed by the frightening increase in the number of civilian victims of explosive weapons : 32,008 civilians were killed or injured by explosive weapons in 2016 (out of a total of 45,624 victims), according to Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). The toll looks even heavier for 2017, as civilians account for 90% of the victims of explosive weapons when they are used in populated areas. Landmine Monitor has recorded a dramatic increase in casualties of mine and explosive remnants over the past three years. Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen are among the main countries affected.

Joint INGO Statement for the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

April 3, 2018

This statement is made on behalf of 22 international NGOs current working in Yemen.

Humanity & Inclusion condemns unending bombardment of besieged Eastern Ghouta

February 22, 2018

390,000 civilians are besieged under heavy shelling, airstrikes, and barrel bomb attacks in the enclave of Eastern Ghouta, with dwindling water, food, and medical supplies.

"Humanity & Inclusion" : the new name of Handicap International

January 24, 2018

Diane Tell and the French Ambassador mobilized for the inclusion of the most vulnerable

Continuous and alarming annual increase in the number of new casualties over the last three years, reversing a 15-year decline.

December 14, 2017

Landmine Monitor 2017 report

The World Health Organization and Handicap International draw attention to the needs of people inside Syria living with injuries and disabilities

December 11, 2017

Joint statement WHO/HI on Syria

Canada's landmark mine treaty 'under threat'

December 1, 2017

20 years of the historic Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty

Handicap International deploys backup team (Bangladesh)

October 13, 2017

Civilians forcibly displaced multiple times face a long and arduous journey

October 5, 2017

Handicap International report on bombing in Syria

Fight against threat from anti-personnel mines continues 20 years after adoption of Ottawa Treaty

September 18, 2017

Neymar Jr. becomes Handicap International’s ambassador

August 15, 2017

Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP)

June 13, 2017

Canada endorses the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action.

Jean-Baptiste Richardier, Co-founder of Handicap International, is visiting Montreal

May 18, 2017

Jean-Baptiste Richardier, co-founder of Handicap International and administrator of the Humanitarian Alternatives magazine, will be visiting Montreal on the occasion of the Saint-Laurent Forum.

International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April 4, 2017

Casualties of mines and explosive remnants of war jump record 75% in one year.


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