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Syria: “I hope my baby won’t have to live through this”

Syria: “I hope my baby won’t have to live through this”

From the start of the Syrian crisis, Um Nabeel, 29, dedicated her life to helping the victims of the conflict, but four years ago, everything changed in an instant. “It was in December 2012,” Um Nabeel, a mother of four explains. “I went out to help people injured in a...

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Senegal: Decent work for Boubacar

Senegal: Decent work for Boubacar

Boubacar, 33, had polio as a child and now needs crutches to walk. Originally from Casamance in southern Senegal, Boubacar moved to Dakar after completing his baccalaureate, leaving his mother, six brothers, and sisters behind. After studying public law and receiving a master’s degree in migration rights, he started looking...

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Handicap International celebrates 20 years in Laos

Handicap International celebrates 20 years in Laos

On November 25, Handicap International staff, government ministers, and local authorities in Laos gathered in Chao Anouvong Park, in Vientiane, to celebrate 20 years of action in the country. At the event, Handicap International shared photos, videos, and a performance that highlighted the impact made from 20 years of dedicated...

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Iraq: Rebuilding her life one step at a time

Iraq: Rebuilding her life one step at a time

This morning, Omar, a physical therapist, and Haider, a psychosocial worker, are visiting Widad in Jalawla. Several years ago, this young mother was injured by a car bomb while at the market in Iraq. Her sciatic nerve was damaged and she was immediately taken to the nearest hospital where she...

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Thailand: "When I trip, my friends pick me up"

Thailand:

The first thing you notice about Hae Tar, 9, is the sparkle in her dark, smiling eyes. Whether she’s cooking leaves in a pretend kitchen with her friends or playing outside, her contagious laugh follows wherever she goes, even despite the pain her favorite game of hopscotch brings her. One...

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Jordan: A career driven by a desire to help

Jordan: A career driven by a desire to help

Iba’a is a social worker. She joined Handicap International’s team in Jordan two and a half years ago. Since then, she has worked in each of the three bases in the country. Every day Iba'a provides assistance to Syrian refugees living in urban areas and in refugee camps. This former...

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Syria: Mobility for Firas

Syria: Mobility for Firas

Last July, Firas’s life changed forever. The eight-year-old little boy was at home when his neighborhood was hit by an airstrike. His mother recalls what happened, “I can remember it like it was yesterday. It was a summer day, nearly noon. I heard the sound of an aircraft and I...

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Pakistan: Creating a childhood

Pakistan: Creating a childhood

In Pakistan, more than 1 million people are internally displaced, meaning that many families with children are moving back and forth between their region of origin, IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps and host communities.  “Either the children are on the move or they are staying in camps or communities with...

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Syria: "I want to play with my dolls"

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As soon as he sees Malake enter the rehabilitation center, a smile spreads across Khanoum’s face. The physical therapist has been helping the little girl recover from her accident for the past several weeks. Injured three years ago, Malake was only recently able to access treatment. “We live in the...

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