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“Aid out of Reach”: untold stories from people with disabilities
Humanitarian organisations can learn a lot from what happened during the Cyclone Idai aid response.
Disability inclusive education only happens when all really means all
It’s the world’s most comprehensive analysis of inclusion and education, and it’s out now. The 2020 global education monitoring report All Means All spotlights the needs of children with disabilities, thanks to the commitment of many advocates including Nafisa Baboo, Director on Inclusive Education at Light for the World. She tells us why we should all be paying it close attention.
Light for the world employee Sophia Mohammed and little Nyaush in an IDP Camp in South Sudan
On today's World Refugee Day, 4.3 million people from South Sudan are still displaced. Among them are people with disabilities who are at even greater risk from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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World Environment Day is an opportunity to spotlight people with disabilities who are amongst the worst affected by climate change.
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Dr Geoffrey Wabulembo, Medical Director for Eye Health and NTDs at Light for the World, comments on the 2020 World Health Assembly and its impact on our work
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Light for the World’s Sophia Mohammed reacts to news of COVID-19 in South Sudan: “what happens next will be crucial”

2018: Six important figures at a glance

Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases icon
16,286,999
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
Number of people reached icon
1,209,978
Number of people reached
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1,071,520
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
45,552
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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15,319
Livelihood and empowerment activities
children with disabilities who received an education book icon
13,742
Children with disabilities who received an education

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Werner Huber. Photo: Gregor Kuntscher
Werner Huber
Donor Communication

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD works as a team at eye level, and gives meaning and great pleasure to many people.

Martin Ledolter
Martin Ledolter
CEO Austrian Development Agency

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has been instrumental in establishing and promoting inclusion as an integral part of development cooperation.

Gabriel Müller. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Gabriel Müller
Director International Alliances

Enabling underprivileged persons to have a better future is the most beautiful expression of humanity. They who give are truly rich.

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