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Shout if you have to

Shout if you have to

Jessica discusses ratifying the CRPD with Senator John McCain from Arizona during a 2013 visit to Capitol Hill. I just got home from another speaking engagement. I was in Boston, addressing an audience of 1,500. This isn’t my first rodeo—I’ve gotten used to the stage, the microphone, the...

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A big thanks to you on our 35th anniversary

A big thanks to you on our 35th anniversary

Handicap International is 35 years old today! Founded on July 19, 1982, our teams have been working every day to change the lives of people with disabilities. It's because of your support, that we're able to be there to help.  We share a...

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Abdallah's greatest wish

Abdallah's greatest wish

Abdallah, 13, and his older brother play checkers using stones from the camp road and a piece of board scored with pencil lines. "The game helps Abdallah forget his pain for a while," explains Mohammad, a physical therapist with Handicap International. The game finishes and Abdallah pulls up the leg...

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Relying on her own two feet

Relying on her own two feet

“My whole family was sitting on the roof of our building when suddenly the bombs started falling," Raneen explains. "I remember seeing my body riddled with shrapnel and my leg covered in blood. Out of my family, I had the worst injuries.” Thirteen-year-old Raneen had to wait before she could...

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Recovering in peace

Recovering in peace

“The missiles began to fall in Mosul and I immediately passed out," Salah says of the day his world changed. "I woke up in the hospital. They told me I had shrapnel in my spine and might never walk again. They also told me that my eight-year-old daughter died the...

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Parents learn the importance of play

Parents learn the importance of play

As part of the Growing Together project, supported by the IKEA Foundation, Handicap International promotes early detection, stimulation, and rehabilitation sessions for children to prevent the onset of disabilities and improve their living conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Pakistan. Our teams teach parents, caregivers, and community volunteers...

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Giving hope to Amira

Giving hope to Amira

At Hasansham camp in Iraq, eleven-year-old Amira lies perfectly still and silent on a mattress, moving only to brush away the flies that buzz erratically above her head. When Handicap International’s physical therapist, Mohammad, arrives for her rehabilitation session, she keeps her eyes firmly shut and refuses to speak to him. It...

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Statement on Iraq ahead of global coalition to counter ISIL meeting

Statement on Iraq ahead of global coalition to counter ISIL meeting

Handicap International, along with 27 other NGOs working together to provide assistance and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq, share the following concerns and recommendations in advance of the meeting of the coalition to counter ISIL in Washington, D.C. Considerations for protecting civilians and ensuring access to assistance...

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Our winning idea!

Our winning idea!

We're thrilled to announce that Handicap International was selected as a winner of Amplify's Disability and Inclusion Challenge! The challenge: How might we reduce stigma and increase opportunities for people with disabilities?  Our solution: Global toolbox for inclusive workplace adaptations for developing countries  With support from the Handicap International...

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The floor is lava!

The floor is lava!

Do you remember playing the floor is lava game as a kid? For some, it's not a game.Imagine that every step you take puts your life in danger. Imagine that every child's playtime could lead to death or serious injury. In 56 countries, this is the reality for many as...

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