Handicap International jobs has been supporting the Afghan people since 1987, starting its operations in Pakistan. Since 1996, HI has been operating across Afghanistan in order to launch victim assistance interventions, working at different levels of the society and adopting a cross-sectoral approach. While present on the ground to directly support victims of the conflict through the provision of a range of services – from physical rehabilitation, to mine risk education and inclusive livelihoods – HI has been continuously advocating to increase the rights of victims and other people with disabilities in the country. In particular, and in line with its global strategy and priorities, HI has been advocating to reduce the use of landmines and conventional weapons. Acknowledging the need to respond to the urgent emergency crises combined with longer term, chronic gaps in the provision of services, HI has steadily expanded its range of activities and services in order to support the most vulnerable people, enhancing their resilience while strengthening participation and inclusion of all individuals.
HI has been active in Afghanistan since 1987. In 1996, HI built a rehabilitation centre in Kandahar for people with disabilities, including landmine victims. The centre provides physiotherapy services – including a workshop for manufacturing prostheses and orthoses.
HI is a strong actor promoting and advocating for the rights of survivors of landmines and other people with disabilities as a whole and provides technical support to Afghan authorities and other key stakeholders, contributing to a better acceptance and integration of them in the society and enhancing their access to medical and other basic services.
Handicap International Jobs has activities on Mine Risk Education, provides rehabilitation services, trains the local personnel of the Ministry of Health and supports to the health facilities. HI assists in improving the quality of rehabilitation service by developing a curriculum and training courses for physiotherapy professionals based on recognized international standards. Finally, HI also provides community-based Psychosocial Support (PSS) and emergency home-based rehabilitation services in key districts.
Agency Coordinating Board for Afghan Applicants to Relief (Acbaar) Jobs is Afghanistan’s first one-stop web portal for employers and jobseekers to connect and network within the site’s comprehensive databased