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A brighter future for Fetyan

A brighter future for Fetyan

Eleven-year-old Fetyan was out buying ice-cream with his cousin when he was caught in the middle of a terrorist attack. “It happened on June 23 at precisely 9:30pm,” Mohammad says of the day his son was injured in Mosul. “First, two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the street. Fetyan,...

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Expanding response in aid of Rohingyas

Expanding response in aid of Rohingyas

Since the end of August, nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have crossed the Myanmar border and taken refuge in Bangladesh. Joining the estimated 300,000 to 500,000 Rohingyas present in the country, the new arrivals need food and drinking water, access to sanitary facilities, health care, rehabilitation sessions, and other accommodations. Handicap International...

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The Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty turns 20

The Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty turns 20

Navea, 18, lost her leg after stepping on a landmine in Cambodia.  The Ottawa Treaty was adopted on September 18, 1997 on the initiative of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) of which Handicap International is a founding member. The Treaty bans the use, production,...

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Neymar Jr. says it’s time to “STOP”

Neymar Jr. says it’s time to “STOP”

On Sept. 16, Neymar Jr. told his 81 million Instagram followers that he stands with our Stop Bombing Civilians campaign. The soccer start wrote “STOP” on his hand, then posted a selfie on Instagram. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, children benefiting from his foundation, Instituto Neymar Jr., added...

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Bombing in urban areas

Bombing in urban areas

Indiscriminate bombing destroys homes, schools, shops, playgrounds, hospitals, and factories. In the Iraqi city of Mosul, the target of intensive bombing between October 2016 and July 2017, of the buildings that were affected, 80% were residential. During that time, bombings damaged or destroyed more than 8,500 homes. Survivors have little...

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Stop Bombing Civilians

Stop Bombing Civilians

The problem Imagine a bustling neighborhood filled with children playing, surrounded by markets, schools, hospitals, and factories. Now imagine that same thriving neighborhood, except with bombed-out homes and buildings, scattered across a war zone. It's startling to envision, but it's the reality when wide-area explosives are used in...

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Neymar Jr: your chance to win a signed soccer ball!!

Neymar Jr: your chance to win a signed soccer ball!!

Visit this post on HI France’s Instagram account, and write “#NeymarForHI” in the comments for your chance to win *** a signed soccer ball by Neymar Jr.!!!! ***   Here are the rules.

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Haiti: Preparing for a logistics challenge

Haiti: Preparing for a logistics challenge

The town of Cap Haïtien, the largest population center in the north of the island, is home to more than 300,000 people, many of whom live in shanty towns. “Most homes are poorly built, and some are made from corrugated iron, wood, and mud, so Irma is likely to leave...

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Haiti: Helping isolated families protect themselves

Haiti: Helping isolated families protect themselves

After devastating several Caribbean islands, Hurricane Irma is moving toward Haiti’s northern coastline. People living in this disaster-prone country with frail infrastructure and ill-equipped emergency services are preparing for the worst. Since 2013, our teams have been helping isolated and vulnerable individuals protect themselves in natural disasters like Irma through...

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Hurricane Irma: Preparing to help the most vulnerable

Hurricane Irma: Preparing to help the most vulnerable

“This country is frequently affected by natural disasters, but we do not get used to it,” says Catherine Stubbe, director of Handicap International in Haiti. “The vulnerability of the population is growing. There are few natural obstacles, very few trees in particular, that can withstand heavy rains or floods, and...

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