African student with prosthesis during school class
Kanhara from Cambodia trains at a wobbly bridge

Autonomy and equal opportunities are important keywords

  • The core concern of Handicap International is the recognition of people with disabilities as equal citizens
  • Every day, 15 people are killed or mutilated by a mine or a dud
  • Disabled people should be seen as full members in their families and communities

Handicap International is an independent non-profit organization. It supports people with disabilities worldwide and other vulnerable people to improve their living conditions.

HI intervenes in the event of poverty and social exclusion, conflicts and disasters. The cornerstones of her work are humanity and inclusion. At international level, the organization is fighting against the violation of human rights, the use of landmines and cluster bombs, and bombing civilians. Handicap International Germany is a member of the global network Humanity & Inclusion (formerly Handicap International), which is responsible for the implementation of the program work.

HI is one of the six founding members of the International Landmine Ban Campaign (ICBL), which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.