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.
After one month of psychomotor stimulation exercises, 8-month old Dehalit is already showing signs of progress. “Living conditions in the South Sudan refugee camps are extremely difficult, but at least my son is recovering,” says Dabaya, his mother.
Over 620 people have been killed and hundreds more reported missing after Typhoon Bopha hit the southern Philippines on the night of 4 to 5 December 2012. Within hours of the typhoon striking, more than 200,000 people had been made homeless and 170,000 people had taken refuge in hangars, schools and makeshift shelters. Responding to this emergency, Handicap International is taking part in the...
The third of December is a special day for a billion people across the planet. That‘s right, a billion! We often forget that 15% of the global population live with some form of disability... which gives us this unbelievable figure of one billion.
Ban Advocates from Tajikistan and Afghanistan reassemble for the 12 MSP of the Mine Ban Treaty.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty, opened for signature on the 3rd of December 1997 in Ottawa, Canada.
More than 100 governments are expected to be present during this Twelve Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty held in Geneva from the 3rd to the 7th of December...