Influence & Ethics

Handicap International's Analyses, Alerts, Debates and Recommendations on Policy and Ethics.

ALERT – Syria: A country in crisis for six years

ALERT – Syria: A country in crisis for six years

March 15th marks the sixth anniversary of the Syrian crisis. Since 2011, more than 300,000 Syrians have died and one million have been injured. Close to 5 million people have fled the country and 6.5 million have been internally displaced.

ALERT – Handicap International joins 160 NGOs to call on EU to lead by values in migration response

ALERT – Handicap International joins 160 NGOs to call on EU to lead by values in migration response

Posted by: on Mar 8, 2017 | No Comments

Ahead of this week’s Summit, 160 NGOs signed a joint statement to remind EU leaders of their commitments to European values and call them to uphold them in the response to migration.

ALERT – 18th anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty
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ALERT – 18th anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty

Posted by: on Mar 1, 2017 | No Comments

March 1st 2017 marks the 18th anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty*. On this occasion, Handicap International is calling on States to end the use of these barbaric weapons.

ALERT – Yemen: Acute and urgent needs

ALERT – Yemen: Acute and urgent needs

Posted by: on Feb 22, 2017 | No Comments

After two years of war, violence is part of daily life in Yemen. Handicap International is providing support to rehabilitation departments in three health centers in Sana’a, where it has already assisted more than 4,500 people since August 2015.

FOCUS ON – Ethics and state funding: the quest for independent humanitarian action

FOCUS ON – Ethics and state funding: the quest for independent humanitarian action

Posted by: on Feb 22, 2017 | No Comments

The ethical analysis of state funding is designed to ensure the independence of humanitarian action. In situations of armed conflict, it must be dynamic and adapted to the context. Yet, given the changing nature of conflicts, it is imperative for NGOs to constantly review the safeguards it puts in place.