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Haiti: Tropical Storm Isaac update

“First, let me thank you all sincerely for the messages of support we have received. This is very reassuring and very motivating. "The night between Friday and Saturday was very impressive, as we had strong winds and torrential rains. Luckily, local authorities did a good job and provincial correspondents from...

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Libya: Victory against violence

The result is an upsurge in accidents. Two hospitals in Tripoli have tallied 1,000 victims, half of them under the age of 25, since the start of 2012, according to Shane Brady, Handicap International's small arms risk education manager. Victims arrive in the city's hospitals with injuries from...

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Cluster Munitions Treaty’s second year

The Convention bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of these devastating weapons. It also includes innovative articles on victim assistance (98% of recorded victims are civilians).  Two years on, 75 States are party to this convention and 111...

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Libya: reducing post-war threat

The development and stability of Libya now depends on eliminating the threat from mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), such as unexploded shells, grenades, cluster munitions, and reducing armed violence.  Over the past 18 months, the organization has been demining land, informing civilians of the dangers posed by mines...

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Philippines: Improving aid access

The storm forced thousands of people to move to evacuation centers. Five months later, the population is still struggling to deal with the aftermath. Handicap International is improving accessibility and conditions within those centers and continues the support to the most vulnerable. Handicap International has worked in the Philippines...

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Lebanon: Villagers Can Return

The land was cleared as part of a demining project launched 20 months ago in the district of Batroun. More than 645,834 sq.ft. of land was manually cleared by deminers, who advanced slowly, foot by foot, to avoid exposing themselves to danger. Since the civil war, this mountainous terrain of North...

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Libya: Avoiding explosive weapons

Last week, a 13-year-old Libyan boy died from injuries sustained when a weapon exploded in Zlitan, a coastal town located about 31 miles from Misrata. Libyan children and adolescents are bearing the brunt of these accidents. In the region, 80% of recorded casualties were younger than 23. Children and adolescents...

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Anti-landmine campaign continues

The organization is urging all States to join the Mine Ban Treaty immediately and to end to the scourge of these indiscriminate weapons, which continue to kill and injure civilians long after a conflict is over. Fifteen years since the Mine Ban Treaty was signed, the world still...

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Aid: 1% to people with disabilities and elderly

The report, published by Handicap International and HelpAge International, reveals a major gap between the needs of these groups and the level of humanitarian aid provided, despite the fact that they are often severely affected by crises and disasters. The report underlines how “each year, humanitarian crises...

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Protecting Libyan civilians

Protecting civilians: A top priority for Handicap International Handicap International strives to meet two key objectives through its activities in Libya: To clear ERW in former conflict zones, and to promote safety and prevent accidents by providing risk education for civilians. The organization began providing ERW risk-education sessions for...

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