Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Handicap International- Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
In 2020, HI will implement 5 projects in the district of Cox’s Bazar in order to respond to the Rohingyas Refugees crisis but also to provide assistance to households living in the Host Communities. The five projects are the following
Mobile Units & Rehabilitation in Hospitals
Since 2017, HI deploys numerous Mobile Units (MU) composed of Physical Rehabilitation officers and assistants; MHPSS officers, Protection Officers, Social Workers, Nurses and Inclusive Sport officers in the camps to provide dedicated services to persons with disabilities and other vulnerable individuals. They work through both a door-to-door approach coupled with a static approach. In 2020, 11 teams are deployed in 13 camps. In additions, 13 Physical Rehabilitation officers and assistant are deployed in 5 health facilities (3 Governmental Hospitals and 2 NGO run clinics) located in the District to provide Physical Rehabilitation services to the Host communities.
Mobile Units & Community-Based Protection
Since 2019, HI is piloting a new approach combining the Mobile Units (described above) with community-based Protection and PSS activities performed by 40 Rohingyas volunteers (24 Community Outreach Volunteers and 16 Para-counsellors). 3 MU and volunteers are deployed in 3 camps to deliver specialized Rehabilitation, PSS, Protection and Inclusive Sports services also with a combined door-to-door and static approach.
Growing Together (GT)
Since 2016, HI is supporting various communities to create opportunities for approx. 2,700 children with disabilities and other vulnerable children (0-12years) in displacement context to learn and develop safely while having fun. To this end, the GT project supports Child and Parent Clubs and works with 45 services providers to support them is providing more inclusive services.
Inclusion (Inclusive Education and Inclusion Mainstreaming)
HI supports approximately 330 children with disabilities (living in the camps and in Host Communities) in accessing Inclusive Education (IE) services through the provision specialized services (Speech & Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy). The project also supports 50 learning centres in providing Inclusive Education through teacher training and adapted learning materials distribution. In addition, HI supports 6 Consortia Partner organizations in providing Inclusive humanitarian assistance through Inclusion Mainstreaming support.
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