Handicap International has been aiding injured and disabled people inside Syria since the end of December. Our mobile teams visit health facilities, camps and communities where they provide displaced people with treatment and care. The work performed by rehabilitation specialists often helps prevent the development of disabilities and increases the self-reliance of some of the most vulnerable...
Despite the departure of armed groups from Timbuktu, civilians continue to live under extremely dangerous conditions. In addition to shells and unexploded bombs, weapons abandoned by combatants previously in control of the city now pose a major threat to the local population. Handicap International, whose teams remained in Timbuktu after the city was captured April 2012, has already carried out...
An upsurge in fighting in recent days has forced Handicap International to temporarily suspend its operations in Mali. The organisation, which has been distributing food in the north of the country since summer 2012, has asked its teams to take shelter and prepare to resume its civilian support programmes as soon as possible.
Handicap International strongly condemns the use of submunitions, as confirmed by Human Rights Watch, in Idlib and Latanmeh in northern Syria by the Syrian State. The organisation that drew attention to the use of these weapons as early as July 2012 (and again in October) has observed an increase in their use despite international condemnation.
Manise is a brave women. After her arm was amputated following the earthquake, she was fitted with a prosthesis by Handicap International. She is now able to care for her five year old daughter and can afford to send her to school thanks to the small business she has set up with support from Handicap International.
Journalists from the French "20 minutes" newspaper visited HI Lao team based in Sepon last december and met with Phet Latxabout, cluster munition survivor and member of the Lao Ban Adocates team.
Through a twenty pictures' diaporama, the journalits captured the situation of Lao PDR, one of the most affected country in the world. It illustrates the permanent danger of UXO for the...
Areeg Mahadwi, a 25 year old Jordanian physiotherapist, has been working with Handicap International since July 2012. She is attending patients at the Dulayl hospital, where refugees needing surgery are treated. An intense experience –on both a human and professional level-, alongside people whose bodies and lives need to be reconstructed.
Two weeks after the devastating Typhoon Bopha struck the Philippines, Handicap International is more concerned than ever by the scale of the population’s needs and by the conditions faced by the most vulnerable. All teams present on the ground are working to identify the needs of the most vulnerable and are beginning to distribute emergency aid.
Thierry-Mehdi Benlahsen, regional coordinator of Handicap International’s emergency operations, explains the importance of making the humanitarian responses inclusive for the most vulnerable people, including persons with disabilities.
Confronted by a worsening of the humanitarian situation, Handicap International is intensifying its support to the most vulnerable. The association is reinforcing its teams of physiotherapists working with injured refugees, extending its zones of intervention in the Bekaa Valley and in North Lebanon, launching psychosocial activities and helping families to prepare for the upcoming winter.