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June 20th is World Refugee Day and the theme this year is to join together in solidarity with refugees. Light for the World had the opportunity to get to know and work with Nyamith Stephen (13 years old).
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Light for the World representatives attend the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 11th - 13th, 2019.
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June 5th is World Environment Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment worldwide.
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With the Her Abilities Award, Light for the World wants to contribute to the theme of SDG 5 and put the achievements of women with disabilities at centre-stage. The nomination deadline is around the corner.
Food and water is distributed to victims of cyclones in Mozambique
By donating you are helping thousands of people with disabilities recover from the devastating storms.
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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are affecting 1.5 billion people globally and from those affected 40% are living in Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these diseases are affecting the poorest and hardest to reach communities in Africa.

2018: Six important figures at a glance

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16,286,999
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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1,209,978
Number of people reached
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89,280
Eye surgeries performed
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34,696
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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24,212
Livelihood and empowerment activities
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12,953
Children with disabilities who received an education

News

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Innovate for Inclusion - A Social Innovation Lab Publication
2019-07-06
A Social Innovation Lab is a space where a group of people in complementary roles come together to experiment, in order to find new solutions to complex problems.
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Alliance fights avoidable blindness
2019-29-05
A partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and Light for the World aims to put an end to avoidable blindness in 10 African countries.
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'Nothing is the Same' - Benedict's visit to Mozambique Post Idai
2019-25-04
Due to the emergency situation brought by the Cyclone Idai, the Mozambican country team was reinforced by the international team with Benedict Hoefnagels, from the UK. This is his experience.
Fatima Kyari
“Most people don’t know they have glaucoma”
2019-12-03
Glaucoma specialist Fatima Kyari about why awareness for the eye disease is so important

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Former EU Commissioner, President of EU-LAC Foundation

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD shows a remarkable vision of an inclusive world in which we are all able to live a life of health and dignity.

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Colin Low
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I have high regard for the highly professional and committed work LIGHT FOR THE WORLD does in combating injustice and inequality and the marginalisation of disadvantaged groups throughout the world.

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