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New year, new name!

New year, new name!

Big news! On January 24th, Handicap International will unveil a new, values-driven name and logo that better reflect the essential programs our donors support. Save the date for next Wednesday and visit us then. We cannot wait to share our new name with you, and...

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“My brother will be able to go to school now”

“My brother will be able to go to school now”

“The day he was born, the doctors told us he’d been starved of oxygen during birth and some of his motor functions had been affected,” Ali’s older sister, Reham explains of her four-year-old brother who has cerebral palsy. “Then and there I decided I would do everything I could to...

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Leading a team of mine clearance experts

Leading a team of mine clearance experts

Johana, 25, has been clearing mine-contaminated land in Colombia for four years. With a look of self-assurance, she coordinates a team of six HI mine clearance experts, some of whom are twenty years older than she. She shares about her work:

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HI attends meeting of State Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty

HI attends meeting of State Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty

This week, (Dec. 18-22) HI is attending the 16th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Vienna. Each year, the 162 States that have signed and ratified the Treaty meet and report on their progress toward its implementation, including in the areas of mine clearance and stockpile...

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“Within seconds, my life was torn apart”

 “Within seconds, my life was torn apart”

“On August 17, 2012, I was cooking and the TV was on. I was six-months pregnant and was in the process of putting my five-year-old son to bed when I heard a noise. It all happened so quickly. There was an explosion. A loud bang. Then silence. I wanted to...

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Making inclusion Fair ‘n Square in Mozambique

Making inclusion Fair ‘n Square in Mozambique

In 2015, HI and UNICEF launched the latest version of the Fair ‘n Square website which features the testimonies from six children with disabilities who have benefited from HI’s support. The website looks at the ways in which children and adults with disabilities in Mozambique are discriminated against on...

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The WHO and HI draw attention to the needs of people inside Syria living with injuries and disabilities

The WHO and HI draw attention to the needs of people inside Syria living with injuries and disabilities

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Handicap International (HI) call attention to the needs of an estimated 3 million people in the Syrian Arab Republic living with injuries and disabilities, and call on the international community to scale up its support for their rehabilitation and reintegration into society. An estimated...

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Up for the challenge

Up for the challenge

This story was originally featured in our April 2017 edition of The Next Step. Aderito Ismael, HI's head of demining operations in Colombia and former head of demining in Mozambique shares about our operations in Colombia: Colombia is mountainous. Demining here is complicated. In rural areas, many routes are...

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“HI has given us reason to carry on”

“HI has given us reason to carry on”

“We left our country when the conflict began,” Hiyam tell HI’s team in Lebanon about fleeing the violence in Syria. “We didn’t want our sons and daughter to grow up with the war. When we arrived in Lebanon, we thought we’d be safe. Then one day, on my husband Talal’s...

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Pink Martini, toilets, and children like me

Pink Martini, toilets, and children like me

This is my first International Day of Persons with Disabilities since getting home from a five-month mission in Beirut, Lebanon, where I helped eight other NGOs make their water points, toilets, and hygiene facilities more inclusive for people with disabilities, older people, and the vulnerable. As a woman who is...

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