Handicap International is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage
its projects and implement its actions and social mission.
Handicap International is working regionally through its Regional Programmer in the Middle East since 2002.
Through its permanent missions in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the occupied Palestinian territories, it is currently implementing directly several projects and actions, together with its several partners, in different areas.
The objectives of the implemented projects are focusing on the essential and priority needs identified for each context and vary for the support to and empowerment of the disability movement, capacity building of the Disabled Peoples’ Organisations, local inclusive development, support to the development and enforcement of necessary policies, reinforcement of the accessibility and quality of the delivery of services for people with disabilities and in situation of vulnerability, emergency response in time of crises and post crises, landmine risk education and victims assistance, preparedness to disaster for inclusive responses etc.
Through two regional projects working with and through the 5 country mission and in Syria and Yemen -through partner organisations-, Handicap International works for the strengthening for the advocacy
capacities of the disability movement and the proactive monitoring of the situations and evolutions, for the rights and equal opportunities of persons with disabilities in the Middle East.