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Worldwide impact

Humanity & Inclusion's global impact in figures.

Fymee learning to walk again on her new artificial leg, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Fymee learning to walk again on her new artificial leg, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. | © William Daniels/HI

Thanks to individual supporters just like you, Humanity & Inclusion supports disabled and vulnerable people in countries around the world affected by conflict, disaster and poverty.

As well as our amazing donors, we also rely on the dedication of our 4,755 staff around the world, including 3,996 local staff supporting our programmes on the ground.[1]

In 2021, we ran 452 projects in 60 countries. Since HI was founded in 1982, our work has benefitted several million people worldwide.

The difference we make together

The following figures represent the number of people directly benefitting [2] from HI's work in 2021:

3,133,711 People directly helped

People having received goods or services as part of a project implemented by HI or its operating partners in 2021.

14,196,321 People indirectly helped (e.g., family members, carers)

People benefiting from the effects of goods or services received by people directly supprted by HI in 2021.

Number of people helped by sector of activity

: 371,975 people

Health and Protection
: 1,282,450 people

Inclusion and Social: 952,244 people

Safeguarding and Risk Reduction
: 1,146,717 people

 -including Armed Violence Reduction: 774, 802 people


1) Staff numbers expressed in annual full-time equivalent positions.

2) Beneficiary data by sector of activity: the number of people having benefitted directly from the actions of HI and its partners in 2020. Some people benefitted from a number of services and/or activities. Consequently, despite our best efforts, a few of them may have been counted more than once. This is non-exhaustive data that does not include all sectors of HI’s activity.


Who we help

Our actions focus on the most vulnerable groups in the poorest countries of the world. Your support will directly impact:

  • People with disabilities
  • Other vulnerable populations, such as injured people, isolated children, and older people
  • People exposed to the danger of weapons during armed conflicts and in post-conflict situations
  • Refugees and people displaced by crises, conflicts and disasters
  • People at risk of disease, violence and disabling accidents

Areas of action

Find out about the main issues we work on:

Our people

These are just some of the specialist roles that make up our dedicated teams:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic technicians
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech therapist
  • Deminer (weapons clearance expert)
  • Social worker
  • Disability rights campaigner
  • Logistics manager

HI network annual report

For more information about HI's global activities and impact, please download the latest Annual Report for the HI network:

► 2019 Annual Report - HI Network  (PDF, 1.36 MB)


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Our mission
© C. Billet /Hamsa Press/HI

Our mission

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work tirelessly alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Countries we work in
© B. Blondel/HI

Countries we work in

Humanity & Inclusion works across the globe to help people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. The map and list below shows which countries we work in.

Disability: The global picture
© Jay Clark/HI

Disability: The global picture

One billion people around the world live with some form of disability, making up around 15% of the global population. The vast majority of people with disabilities live in developing countries.