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Recovering in peace

Recovering in peace

“The missiles began to fall in Mosul and I immediately passed out," Salah says of the day his world changed. "I woke up in the hospital. They told me I had shrapnel in my spine and might never walk again. They also told me that my eight-year-old daughter died the...

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Parents learn the importance of play

Parents learn the importance of play

As part of the Growing Together project, supported by the IKEA Foundation, Handicap International promotes early detection, stimulation, and rehabilitation sessions for children to prevent the onset of disabilities and improve their living conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Pakistan. Our teams teach parents, caregivers, and community volunteers...

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Giving hope to Amira

Giving hope to Amira

At Hasansham camp in Iraq, eleven-year-old Amira lies perfectly still and silent on a mattress, moving only to brush away the flies that buzz erratically above her head. When Handicap International’s physical therapist, Mohammad, arrives for her rehabilitation session, she keeps her eyes firmly shut and refuses to speak to him. It...

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Statement on Iraq ahead of global coalition to counter ISIL meeting

Statement on Iraq ahead of global coalition to counter ISIL meeting

Handicap International, along with 27 other NGOs working together to provide assistance and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq, share the following concerns and recommendations in advance of the meeting of the coalition to counter ISIL in Washington, D.C. Considerations for protecting civilians and ensuring access to assistance...

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Our winning idea!

Our winning idea!

We're thrilled to announce that Handicap International was selected as a winner of Amplify's Disability and Inclusion Challenge! The challenge: How might we reduce stigma and increase opportunities for people with disabilities?  Our solution: Global toolbox for inclusive workplace adaptations for developing countries  With support from the Handicap International...

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The floor is lava!

The floor is lava!

Do you remember playing the floor is lava game as a kid? For some, it's not a game.Imagine that every step you take puts your life in danger. Imagine that every child's playtime could lead to death or serious injury. In 56 countries, this is the reality for many as...

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Getting back on track

Getting back on track

“I’m 32 and every way seems to be a dead end,” Omar explains to Abdelillah, a physical therapist with Handicap International. With shadows under his eyes, Omar looks exhausted as he sits in a small rehabilitation room at Azraq refugee camp. Omar sobs as he tells Abdelillah how he’s feeling....

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COSP: “Nothing about us without us"

COSP: “Nothing about us without us

(Pictured: Blandine Bouniol, Handicap International's deputy advocacy director, Jeff Meer, executive director of HI-US, and Katie Smith, member of the Advisory Council of HI-US.) Earlier this month, a delegation from Handicap International attended the annual Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the...

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Seeking refuge in Kakuma

Seeking refuge in Kakuma

Record numbers of people are fleeing war, drought, and famine in South Sudan and Somalia. People with disabilities or injuries are forced to take enormous risks to reach a place of safety. Handicap International is working hard to make sure that thousands of people in similar situations across East Africa...

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Providing assistance to displaced Syrians

Providing assistance to displaced Syrians

A truck filled with mattresses, blankets, and food rations makes its way through agricultural fields, toward a crowd, where Murad holds his daughters’ hands. The 40 year-old farmer’s life has drastically changed and he now relies solely on humanitarian aid. The truck pulls over and his two daughters line up...

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