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Helping Omar stand tall

Helping Omar stand tall

When their home in the west of Mosul was hit by a bomb two months ago, Omar and his family lost everything they owned. “We were all together and my children were playing with their cousins in the living room,” explains Omar’s father, Haitham. “I remember the sound and force...

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Everywhere the bombing followed us

Everywhere the bombing followed us

When the bombs started falling near 31-year-old Ranim’s home in Syria, she drove her four children to her parents’ home, a few hours away. Her husband stayed behind to get their belongings in order. Ranim and her husband thought her parents' town would be safer. But the bombings followed them....

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Bangladesh: Keeping an eye on Zibon

Bangladesh: Keeping an eye on Zibon

“I lie alone under this tent all day long,” she says, “My whole body is in pain and we are hungry all of the time. My daughter is trying to care for me but she has to look after the rest of the family. She has to leave me here...

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Hurricane Matthew: One year later

Hurricane Matthew: One year later

Rapid Response With support from people all over the world, as well as key funding bodies, such as USAID, Handicap International sprang into action. Teams provided 1,000 emergency kits, packed with tools to rebuild homes, as well as household items such as solar-powered lamps,...

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"We desperately need food"

More than 500,000 Rohingyas have crossed the Myanmar border and taken refuge in Bangladesh. New arrivals are seeking food and drinking water, access to health care, among other vital needs. Among them are Monowara and her family who have sought safety in a makeshift camp in Bangladesh. Read more -->

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Yetnebersh Nigussie receives 2017 'Alternative Nobel Prize'

Yetnebersh Nigussie receives 2017 'Alternative Nobel Prize'

Yetnebersh Nigussie grew up in rural Ethiopia. She became blind at the age of five following a preventable illness. Encouraged to complete her education, she is now a lawyer, campaigner, and Senior Inclusion Advisor at Light for the World. Her story is testament to the importance of...

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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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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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