Today, the United States, the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are co-hosting a virtual donor conference on “Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response” to underscore their continued commitment in the humanitarian response to the crisis.
The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the education of over 90% of the world’s students and exacerbated already existing inequalities. The future of an entire generation is at risk, in particular that of children with disabilities. That is why HI joined the ‘Save our Future’ campaign.
Dr. Klaus Lederer, Mayor of Berlin and Senator, Dr. Inez Kipfer-Didavi, Managing Director of Handicap International Germany, and Nivin Almaksour, Syrian survivor of explosive weapons, laid a wreath at the “Memorial for Unknown Civilians” in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
The use of heavy explosive weapons in the cities of Ganja and Stepanakert, and other towns and populated areas in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is killing and injuring civilians, and destroying vital infrastructure.
At the eve of a new military deployment of four Belgian F16 fighter jets in Iraq and Syria, 11 Belgian and international organisations* urge the Belgian government to take immediate steps to improve its level of transparency and accountability for potential civilian casualties.
Six months after the global ceasefire appeal issued by UN Secretary General Guterres, HI together with other aid organisations warns about the lack of progress towards peace globally, which is leaving millions suffering from the impacts of both war and the global COVID-19 pandemic.
We are now sleepwalking towards a seventh year of war, and the people of Yemen can only surmise that the world has forgotten them. The UN Secretary General called in March for a global ceasefire tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in Yemen this call has not translated into reality on the ground, at the […]
The global pandemic has halted the diplomatic negotiations, while it has also exacerbated the human suffering caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. On September 7th 2020, Ireland invited States’ representatives, UN agencies, international organizations and civil society to a webinar on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare.
The new UN Resolution on Road Safety extends until 2030 the global commitments to improve road safety and launches the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety (2021-2030), thus encouraging greater efforts worldwide.