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 / Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is a non-profit organization for emergency aid and development cooperation that is active in around 60 countries. We are committed to a world of solidarity and inclusion. We improve the living conditions for people with disabilities in the long term and support those who need special protection.

We also work for a world without mines and cluster bombs and for the protection of civilians in war. HI is co-winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Handicap International e.V. is the German association of HI.

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