Recovering from Conflict

Gaza | Recovering from Conflict

During and immediately after the conflict, Handicap International donated equipment such as wheelchairs and crutches to Al-Shifa hospital, where many of the injured were treated. The organization made its first donation on July 23, 2014.

In the six months immediately following the conflict, Handicap International and its four local partners organized 28,000 rehabilitation sessions for more than 4,800 people. Nearly 6,400 people have been directed towards services adapted to their needs, and dispensed by other organizations. Handicap International has also distributed 2,500 mobility aids, such as crutches and wheelchairs, and 4,000 non-food items, such as blankets and hygiene kits. Staff have provided psychological support to more than 2,000 people.

Handicap International has since conducted nearly 700 risk education sessions for more than 5,000 adults and children since March 2015. The organization also assesses damaged or destroyed buildings to determine the level of weapons pollution, if at all, as well as the type of risks posed by any explosive weapons. If necessary, following the inspection, civil engineering teams intervene to clear the rubble, or demining teams are called in to neutralize explosive remnants of war.

Handicap International has been working with people with disabilities in Gaza since 1996.


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