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Famine: Preparing for the worst humanitarian crisis in 70 years

Famine: Preparing for the worst humanitarian crisis in 70 years

Twenty million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeastern Nigeria have been grappling with a serious food crisis since 2016. Several East African countries have been hit by drought in recent months, including Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda,...

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Mosul: thousands fleeing daily, high civilian casualties

Mosul: thousands fleeing daily, high civilian casualties

Military forces launched the second phase of their offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq, in mid February. Since then, more than 150,000 people have fled the fighting in the western part of the city. The flow of displaced people is increasing, with an average of 9,000 newly displaced people every day....

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Giving a voice to Syrians

Giving a voice to Syrians

In January 2017, French photographer Philippe de Poulpiquet spent two weeks with Handicap International’s teams in Jordan and Lebanon. Every day they went out to visit Syrian refugees, including numerous victims of explosive weapons. This exhibition, supported by ECHO (the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid...

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Madagascar: Rebuilding 22 schools

Madagascar: Rebuilding 22 schools

400,000 people were affected by cyclone Enawo, which hit Madagascar in early March. According to the latest reports, 250 people were injured, 78 were killed, and 18 are missing. Many homes and public buildings have been damaged or destroyed by the cyclone and floods and a total of 1,244 classrooms...

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Responding to Cyclone Enawo

Responding to Cyclone Enawo

Cyclone Enawo has passed through Madagascar. As of March 6, authorities report severe damage from the cyclone and subsequent flooding, especially in Antahala, where they believe 80% of homes were destroyed as well as 100% of crops. The national...

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Mosul: 75,000 displaced in the last month

Mosul: 75,000 displaced in the last month

Six months ago, the Iraqi city of Mosul became a battleground. As of March 17, several hundreds of thousands civilians are trapped within the city and hundreds of thousands more have escaped. In one month alone, more than 75,000 people managed to flee. “Since February, humanitarian needs have increased tremendously,”...

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Syria: the situation is disastrous

Syria: the situation is disastrous

Handicap International has been working to support Syrians impacted by the ongoing crisis since 2011. Over the years, the conflict has reached unimaginable levels of brutality. At the center of this spiral of violence is the issue of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and its disastrous consequences...

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Syria: Six years of conflict

Syria: Six years of conflict

Wednesday, March 15, marks the sixth anniversary of the Syrian crisis. Handicap International has been providing assistance to the Syrian people since just after the start of the war, and began carrying out activities within the country four years ago. Currently, our 500-plus staff works across Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and...

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Madagascar: 52,000 affected

Madagascar: 52,000 affected

Cyclone Enawo has passed through Madagascar and will end its course in the Anosy region. Madagascar authorities have reported severe damage caused by the cyclone and the subsequent flooding, especially in Antahala, where they believe 80% of homes were destroyed as well as 100% of crops. The national office of...

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Celebrating women with disabilities

Celebrating women with disabilities

Today, March 8, marks an important day for women around the world: International Women’s Day. At Handicap International, we celebrate all of the courageous women who have worked so hard to achieve their dreams, especially those with disabilities. We recognize the exceptional achievements of working women with disabilities, acknowledging the...

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