This report studied 25,000 people with injuries who were either displaced in Syria or refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, and were receiving help from Handicap International between June 2013 and December 2015. The Syrian conflict caused 67% of their injuries, with explosive weapons to blame for 53% of the cases, and gunshot wounds accounting for 20%. View the fact sheet here.
Excessive weapons contamination in Syria is putting the lives of 5.1 million Syrians—including 2 million children—at high risk. Between December 2012 and March 2015, Handicap International analyzed 77,645 incidents—occurrences such as fighting and bombardments—and found that explosive weapons are the most commonly used weapons in the Syria conflict. In fact, more than four out of five reported incidents involved explosive weapons. View the report here.
The North Rift Valley communities suffer from high levels of insecurity. Armed violence is fed by the proliferation and use of illegal arms related to inter-ethnic rivalries, scare resources competition, and uncontrolled arms circulation. In Aug. 2014, Handicap International launched an armed violence reduction project in the Pokot West and Trans-Nzoia Counties, focused on the reduction of the risk factors and armed violence motivations. Alongside its Kenyan partners, Justice and Peace Center and Free Pentecostal Fellowship of Kenya, we worked to enhance the perception of security among the communities, and to establish a way for the communities and security agents to both discuss matters, and gain confidence in one another. This report evaluates the impact of the project's first five months. View the report here.
The Gaza Strip population was exposed to a long-term, and acute military operation for 51 days during the summer of 2014.
The whole population was affected in one way or another. This report sheds light on the emergency response services delivered to the different beneficiaries.
This report details the conclusions of a one year study into the relationship between armed violence and disability. The study was based on data collected from police forces and hospitals, and a survey conducted between May 2011 and April 2012 in four towns or provinces of countries particularly affected by this scourge: Medellin, Colombia; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Karamoja, Uganda; and Peshawar, Pakistan. View the report here.