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Young girl in South Sudan with walker

World Refugee Day: Nyamith's Story

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).
Yetnebersh and Marieke at NYC UN conference

Local Communities at the UN Headquarters in New York

Take a glimpse at what took place inside the UN headquarters, including a demonstration in the main entrance hall at the beginning of the conference.
Yeti, Marieke and Rupert at the COSP 2019 Photo Credit: Julian Roniger

In Focus: Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Light for the World representatives attend the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) in New York on June 11th - 13th, 2019.
Innovate for inclusion. Group of men doing woodwork

Innovate for Inclusion - A Social Innovation Lab Publication

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.
Empty wheel chair in nature

10 Facts You Need to Know About Climate Change

June 5th is World Environment Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment worldwide.
Opthalmologist checking a patient's eye

Alliance fights avoidable blindness

A partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and Light for the World aims to put an end to avoidable blindness in 10 African countries.
woman on a wheelchair.

Empowering Women: SDG5 and Her Abilities

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

Mozambique: What happens with your donations?

By donating you are helping thousands of people with disabilities recover from the devastating storms.
young child receiving medication

The End of Neglected Tropical Diseases Within Reach

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.
Benedict Mozambique photo credit country team

'Nothing is the Same' - Benedict's visit to Mozambique Post Idai

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.