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Life as a Rohingya refugee with a disability

Life as a Rohingya refugee with a disability

Earlier this year, 17-year-old Abu Sadeq and 600,000 other Rohingya fled Myanmar in hopes of finding food, shelter, and a safe place to stay. Abu and ten members of his family made it to the Unichipalong camp in Bangladesh, but not without injury. He tells his story: Read more -->

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Yemen: Escalating humanitarian crisis

Yemen: Escalating humanitarian crisis

More than 5,000 civilians have been killed and 9,000 injured in the conflict in Yemen over the last three years. More than 70% of the population–21 million Yemenis–need emergency aid and to make matters worse, on November 6, a blockade was imposed, preventing the entry of food, medical supplies,...

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African States against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

African States against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

What does this conference aim to achieve? The goal of this conference is to raise awareness of the use of explosive weapons and the devastating humanitarian impact this has on local populations, and to share key information on this issue. HI hopes that these discussions will lead to the emergence...

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HI completes mine clearance operations in Senegal

HI completes mine clearance operations in Senegal

Launched in 2011, the six-year mine action project in Casamance, has freed more than 160,000 sq.m of land – equivalent to 26 football fields! The threat from mines and explosive remnants of war–the legacy of a pro-independence conflict in the region in the 1980s and 1990s–has now been lifted for...

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Psychological support for Rohingya refugees

Psychological support for Rohingya refugees

Once a week, Ayesha can talk with other women in the same situation as her. The parents’ club allows her to share her stress, sadness, and her feelings of isolation. “I don’t have any dreams now,” Ayesha says. “I just want to survive and to take care of my children....

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Work for all

Work for all

Nearly 8,000 miles away from home, in the middle of a rice paddy outside of Roxas City, Philippines, I met April Joy, 24, who has physical and intellectual disabilities. Following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the team at Handicap International got to know April. They could see that she had untapped skills...

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12 days into the blockade – We are running out of Fuel, Food and Medicines

12 days into the blockade – We are running out of Fuel, Food and Medicines

12 days since land, air and seaports in Yemen were closed, aid agencies are appalled by the complacency and indifference of the international community regarding the historic humanitarian disaster now unfolding.  Aid agencies are gravely concerned about a new outbreak of cholera and other water borne diseases....

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Dreams of becoming a teacher

Dreams of becoming a teacher

“In Myanmar, we used to have a good life,” Sanda Aung explains. “We had a nice house, we had cattle and both of my parents were well educated. Everything changed the day our village was attacked.”  Today, Sanda Aung lives with her parents and her nine brothers and...

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Securing a good future for Fayez

Securing a good future for Fayez

Earlier this year, three-year-old Fayez and his family fled Syria and are now living in Lebanon. For Fayez and his family, the road to Ghazze, the refugee camp where they are living has been a long one. Caught in several attacks, they’ve been displaced a number of times since the...

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A new independence for Firial

A new independence for Firial

“Firial’s story is very inspiring,” Hamzeh, an HI staff member says of a three-year-old little girl in Jordan. “I’ve rarely seen a girl who loves doing her physical therapy exercises so much and who has progressed this fast. It really encourages us to continue doing what we’re doing.” Firial was...

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