Kassim Mohammed, 14, is a Somali refugee living in Dagahaley camp in Daadab, Kenya.
Mastercard Foundation partners with HI to help
refugees in Kenya
Covid-19 has hit the
world, but its impact has
been felt most by those
in vulnerable situations.
Kenya has not escaped
the pandemic and its
refugee populations in
the Dadaab and Kakuma
camps have had to show
resilience to overcome the
new challenges that have
Back to school despite
Through the Mastercard
Recovery and Resilience
Program, Humanity &
Inclusion was able to
access to online learning
and training for refugees
and host communities to
enable children and youth
to continue their education
during school closures while
also building digital learning
capacity to support better
learning and teaching once
This project has a strong
focus on children with
disabilities and the
development of specific
interventions that address
their unique learning needs.
Finding a job in
The crisis has led to the
temporary or permanent
closure of most micro,
small and medium-sized
businesses, resulting in
massive job losses. With the
support of the Mastercard
Foundation, Humanity &
Inclusion was also able to
put in place measures to help
business owners, especially
those living with disabilities,
adapt their business practices
to the market disruption
resulting from the pandemic.
It has been more than two years
since I began my presidency of
Humanity & Inclusion Canada and I
continue to take the responsibilities
that have been entrusted to me very
Once again, the challenges this year
are immense. In recent months, a
second wave of COVID-19 has hit India
and continues to spread rapidly across
the country, flames have attacked
Rohingya refugee camps, disrupting
our operations, and humanitarian crises
in Syria, Yemen or Gaza continue to
take their toll. In all of these situations,
Humanity & Inclusion always stands up
for the most vulnerable populations.
In the coming months, I hope to shed
more light on our projects and actions
and increase our communication
between our areas of intervention and
you, the supporters, because together
we can change lives!
It is with gratitude that I tell you that
our work would not be possible
without the support of friends
and generous donors like you.
Humanity & Inclusion Canada
THEN & NOW:
When Channa was born prematurely in
Cambodia, her fingers had not fully formed
and the lower part of her left leg was almost
detached from her body. Her doctor decided it
needed to be amputated immediately.
Channa’s mother worried that her daughter would
never be able to walk or play like other children.
Her hope was restored in 2012, when Humanity &
Inclusion’s team began working with Channa.
At 18 months old, Channa took her first steps with
her artificial leg. In November, Channa returned to
the rehabilitation center in Kampong Cham, where
she was fitted for her tenth prosthesis.
© Paul James Hay / HI
Channa is 11 now. Time flies! A 4th grader,
Channa hopes to be a teacher one day.
“I love my prosthesis,” Channa says. “It changed
my life. Now I can walk and play jump rope!”
© Lucas Veuve / HI
© Stephen Rae / HI
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