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Raqqa: “The humanitarian situation is critical and the risks enormous”

Raqqa: “The humanitarian situation is critical and the risks enormous”

On October 17, the city of Raqqa, in Syria, was recaptured by military forces. Five months of fighting have caused a high number of civilian casualties and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. An alarming situation “Once again, civilians are the first victims of the conflict," explains Florence Daunis, Director...

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Rohingya crisis: Expanding our emergency response

Rohingya crisis: Expanding our emergency response

More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the end of August from neighboring Myanmar. Handicap International is stepping up its humanitarian aid effort in response to this crisis, which is unprecedented in the region. Since August 25, the organization has already supplied humanitarian assistance to 15,000 people. Nearly...

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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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