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Supporting the most vulnerable in Freetown

Supporting the most vulnerable in Freetown

At least 312 people were killed and as many as 600 people reported missing, including many children, after 13 communities in and around Freetown were devastated by floods and mudslides on Monday Aug. 11....

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So what is the Broken Chair?

So what is the Broken Chair?

The Broken Chair is the work of renowned sculptor Daniel Berset in 1997 at the request of Handicap International. It stands 39-feet tall at the Place des Nations, in front of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. It's original message was simple: to call for a ban on antipersonnel landmines...

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Neymar Jr becomes Handicap International ambassador

Neymar Jr becomes Handicap International ambassador

We're thrilled to welcome Brazilian soccer player Neymar Jr. as the new ambassador of Handicap International. Through this partnership, Neymar is lending his huge fame to a good cause: empowering the most vulnerable people in the world, people with disabilities living in poor countries, victims of conflicts and...

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"Aya doesn't die"—Giles Duley uncovers the shocking situation of disabled refugees on Unreported World

War photographer and amputee, Giles Duley, traveled with one of Handicap International’s mobile teams in Lebanon to visit the most vulnerable refugees. What he found shocked him to the core — incredible people living in desperate situations. Five-year old Aya...

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“Thanks to my new leg, I can go to school”

“Thanks to my new leg, I can go to school”

“With this new leg, I can do a lot of things,” explains ten-year-old Sophea. “My favorite games are playing ball, skipping rope, or duck, duck, goose. But going to school is what matters most to me.” Sophea dreams of leaving his small village in Cambodia so he can pursue his...

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“We want to pick up where we left off”

“We want to pick up where we left off”

“On February 26, we fled Mosul because the fighting had reached our district and our house was near the front line," explains Hossam's father, Anis. "We were displaced several times in the city before we decided to leave, because life was just too hard. We took refuge in Qayyarah camp,...

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“Now I can play jump rope!”

“Now I can play jump rope!”

Born premature at nearly 2.5 pounds, Channa's mother Sokra remembers the joy of seeing her adorable little face for the first time....

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The Convention on Cluster Munitions turns seven

The Convention on Cluster Munitions turns seven

Seven years ago, the Oslo Convention banning the use, production, stockpiling, and transfer of cluster munitions entered into force. Despite the undeniable success of the convention, cluster munitions were used repeatedly in Syria and Yemen, according to the Cluster Munition Monitor 2016 report. In Syria, 76 attacks using cluster...

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Injured, hungry, and relieved

Injured, hungry, and relieved

When Simon, 17, and his four young sisters arrived at a refugee camp near the Kenyan border, he told us that all he could feel was relief. The responsibility of keeping his...

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Clearing hazardous land in Colombia

Clearing hazardous land in Colombia

In launching mine clearance operations earlier this year in Colombia, Handicap International teams conducted initial surveys to pinpoint hazardous areas throughout the country. Following the results, HI deployed a team of ten deminers to Venta, which is in the Cauca department, for a 45-day operation. 

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