Number of KORD staff: 49
Handicap International began its activities in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1991 with the creation of a rehabilitation centre in Suleymaniyah. Seven years later, the organisation opened a second centre in Halabja where, in 1998, 5,000 Kurdish people were killed and 12,000 injured in a chemical attack by Saddam Hussein's regime. The centre is still treating victims of the tragedy to this day. Since 2001, we have also opened three satellite units, all located in regions that are heavily littered with anti-personnel mines and other unexploded ordnance.
Over the course of the last few years, KORD has accumulated genuine expertise. The organisation has a sound and solid structure. Handicap International has committed to supporting it until at least the end of 2013 in order to build its capacity in various fields, such as physical rehabilitation, social and economic integration and supporting disabled people's organisations.