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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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Light for the World’s Sophia Mohammed reacts to news of COVID-19 in South Sudan: “what happens next will be crucial”
Rupert Roniger, CEO (c) Light for the World
COVID-19 is a challenge on an unprecedented scale. In this Q&A session Rupert Roniger, CEO, provides insights into Light for the World’s own response strategy.
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After four amazing and successful years at Light for the World, Yeti takes on a new challenge. Here is a review, but above all a view into the future.
Patients (c) Light for the World
The coronavirus has reached Africa. The next few weeks are crucial to tens of thousands of lives.
In the coronavirus crisis, people with disabilities face higher risks
Our motto at LIGHT FOR THE WORLD and in this crisis: Protect the most vulnerable! We are committed to protecting those who are most at risk as the virus spreads rapidly in our part of the world and threatens countries in Africa where we work.

2018: Six important figures at a glance

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

Testimonials

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.

Haile Gebrselassie
Haile Gebrselassie
Olympic Gold Medallist and quadruple World Champion

As Goodwill Ambassador of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, it seems crucial to me that persons with disabilities should move from the margins of society to its center and enjoy equal rights in all areas of life.

Ron Mccallum
Ronald McCallum
Vice-Chairperson of the UN-Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, Senior Australian for the Year 2011. (Australia)

I am truly honoured to be an Ambassador for LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. My concerns for persons with disabilities are that our human rights and inherent dignity are respected by all.

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