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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.
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.
Armando and his wife
World Environment Day is an opportunity to spotlight people with disabilities who are amongst the worst affected by climate change.
people in a camp
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.
Yeti with students
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.

Our top successes in 2019

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
Eye surgeries performed icon
89,280
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

Testimonials

Paulien Bruijn
Paulien Bruijn
Coordinator Inclusive Development

We help people with disabilities with rehabilitation and education and train other development organisations to reach people with disabilities in their programmes.  I am looking forward to the day when we are no longer needed.

Alejandra Rivera Eid
Alejandra Rivera Eid
IIMS Bolivia

We thank LIGHT FOR THE WORLD for the opportunity to work together for the human rights, inclusion and the empowerment of persons with disabilities in Bolivia.

Isidore Ouedraogo
Isidore Ouedraogo
OCADES Burkina Faso

We look with pride at our many shared programmes in CBR, inclusive education and eye health, through which thousands regain their dignity and their place in Burkinabe society.

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