Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

CBM in action

Introducing some examples of CBM's work around the world. 


  • Emergency: supporting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

    Since August 2017, more than 800,000 Rohingya people have fled horrific violence in the northern Rakhine province of…

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  • 3 people walking to relief camp following Nepal earthquake.

    Helping humanitarian organisations include older and disabled people (Age and Disability Capacity Programme)

    CBM was one of seven agencies involved in the Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP), which aimed to ensure…

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  • HHOT App launch poster, with phones showing the app in use and instructions on how to use it.

    Mobile app to help people with disabilities during emergencies

    CBM’s Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHOT) is a ground-breaking mobile app to help people with disabilities…

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  • Icon showing a man attacking a woman in a wheelchair. Text reads: Stop violence against women with disabilities.

    Respect, Not Abuse: Tackling Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities in Nigeria

    In Nigeria, women and girls with disabilities are up to three times more likely to encounter gender-based violence…

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  • Claude from Cameroon has cataracts

    Reducing childhood blindness in Nigeria, West Africa

    No child should be needlessly blind, but in Nigeria, West Africa a lack of eye health services means that many children

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  • Group photo of a Village Savings and Loan Association holding up their membership books

    Helping people with disabilities in Rwanda to be financially independent

    Supporting people with disabilities to earn a living through training, support and village savings groups.

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  • Hearing technician examines girl's ear

    Preventing hearing loss in Zambia

    Training and equipping health workers to prevent avoidable hearing loss and improve access to hearing aids and support.

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  • Huge expanse of bare mud showing where the side of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed

    Emergency Response: Sierra Leone mudslides

    Providing emergency supplies and support to people with disabilities affected by the Sierra Leone mudslides.

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  • Building livelihoods through organic farming

    Many people with disabilities and their families in India struggle to earn a living. This life-changing programme…

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  • Glaucoma treatment trial

    Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. Without effective treatment, it leads to permanent…

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  • Improving access to cataract surgery in Ivory Coast

    Cataracts cause about half of all blindness. They can be easily treated, but for most people in Ivory Coast the…

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  • Improving child eye health in Tanzania

    About 40% of the causes of childhood blindness can be prevented or treated. But in Tanzania there are major gaps in…

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  • Preventing blindness in Northern Zimbabwe

    An estimated 60,000 people are in need of sight-restoring cataract surgery in Manicaland and Mashonaland West…

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  • Restoring hope and dignity – treating obstetric fistula

    Many women in Tanzania live with obstetric fistula for decades, often rejected by their husbands and communities and…

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  • Supporting children with HIV and disabilities

    Over 180,000 children in Zimbabwe live with HIV. While survival rates are improving, many develop disabilities…

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