Jens Philippi runs a small plant nursery in Saarbrücken, and has made it policy to hire staff members with disabilities. In recognition of his work, he’s now won an award from the state of Saarland.
Berlin has unveiled a memorial for victims of what the Nazis called "euthanasia," a program exterminating people deemed "unworthy of life." DW discussed the memorial with disabled politician Andreas Jürgens.
The city of Kano in northern Nigeria is widely regarded as backward and underdeveloped. A group of young people are actively working to change this, despite terror attacks by Boko Haram and political violence.
Millions of people worldwide die each year as a result of work-related accidents and illnesses. But experts at a congress in Frankfurt think that number can be reduced to zero.
The Gaza Strip already has a disproportionately high number of disabled people. Now, the war has left hundreds more maimed and in need of support, says Guillaume Zerr of Handicap International.
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