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Renewed flooding in Haiti causes deeper problems

The situation in the southwest and northwest of Haiti is catastrophic. 1.25 million people still need humanitarian aid, three weeks following Hurricane Matthew. More than 146,000 homes have been destroyed, damaged or flooded, and more than 175,000 people have been displaced to 224 temporary evacuation centers. To make matters worse,...

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Syria: "Our greatest victory is to see her smile again"

Syria:

A few months ago, some people in the internally displaced persons camp in northern Syria told Handicap International’s team about Jamila. “When we entered her tent, we introduced ourselves and explained how we could help her,” explains Mustafa, a Handicap International psychosocial worker. “After assessing her needs I realized that...

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HI Project Officer, Pauline Lavirotte: People in Haiti need immediate help

Handicap International Project Officer, Pauline Lavirotte, is coordinating the organization's efforts to meet the basic needs of the people in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew. On her return from an assessment mission in Jean-Rabel, in the north-west part of the country, she shared her concerns about the long-term impact of...

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Typhoon Haima in the Philippines: Handicap International assessing the needs of those affected

Typhoon Haima, the most powerful storm to hit the Philippines in three years, made landfall on October 19, displacing more than 90,000 people from their homes. Handicap International staff is traveling to the affected areas to assess the needs of local communities. The province of Cagayan, in the north...

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Haiti Update: HI mobile team treat the injured

Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, 1.4 million are still in need of humanitarian aid and 750,000 require immediate assistance. In Les Cayes, authorities have reported more than 3,000 injuries. Handicap International’s team see an extreme scarcity of healthcare facilities and those that do exist have only limited resources...

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Typhoon Haima hits the Philippines: Handicap International on alert

Typhoon Haima, carrying winds up to 160 mph, is expected to make landfall on the island of Luzon in the northern Philippines over the next few hours. This intense typhoon could affect thousands of people, 266 municipalities and seven provinces, with the potential of causing considerable damage. “The typhoon could...

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Haiti Update: A day in the life of Handicap International’s team in Les Cayes

Handicap International’s emergency response team arrived in Les Cayes on October 11, a week after Hurricane Matthew, to support staff already on the ground in Haiti. The ten-member team is working on a dual mission: assessing the scope of the disaster in the Sud and Grand’Anse regions and offering care...

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The Philippines threatened by Typhoon Haima

Typhoon Sarika struck the Philippines on October 15, impacting more than 8,000 people and causing serious flooding. The Philippines is now preparing to face the arrival of Typhoon Haima, set to hit later this week. Having formed over the Pacific Ocean, the typhoon has rapidly intensified with winds of up...

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The Philippines threatened by Typhoon Haima

Typhoon Sarika struck the Philippines on October 15, impacting more than 8,000 people, leading to the displacement of thousands, and causing serious flooding. The Philippines are now preparing to face the arrival of Typhoon Haima, set to hit Wednesday 19. Having formed over the Pacific Ocean, the typhoon has rapidly...

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HI Logisitics Officer, Elie Codjia: "Using my expertise to help others"

Elie Codjia is from Benin and has worked for Handicap International since 2016 as a Project Officer. Elie is responsible for implementing logistics platforms–a vital component of the organization's emergency response work. He is currently in Haiti helping individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew, and took time to explain why works...

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