Handicap International (HI) is an independent non-profit organization that intervenes in situations of poverty and social exclusion, conflicts and disasters. It was founded in 1982 in Thailand to help mine victims living in Cambodian refugee camps and has no rehabilitation opportunities, e.g. for the adaptation of prostheses, orthoses, etc.. The idea of inclusion has been part of Handicap International’s identity since day one.
HI supports people with disabilities and other vulnerable people to meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and better respect their fundamental rights. Handicap International Germany is a member of the global network Humanity & Inclusion (former Handicap International). This network of eight national associations (Belgium, Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada, Luxembourg, USA and Switzerland) mobilizes funds, manages the projects and publicizes the principles and actions of the organization. We are active in about 60 countries with more than 300 projects in development cooperation and emergency aid.
Our work includes the following areas:
- emergency Relief
- Mine action / mine clearance
- Precaution and health
- Rights of persons with disabilities
- Political campaign work
HI is one of the six founding members of the International Landmine Ban Campaign (ICBL), which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.
For more information please contact directly Thomas Schiffelmann leader marketing
or visit the homepage of Handicap International at https://handicap-international.de