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Mosul: More than 15,000 people already displaced

“More than 15,000 people have been forced from their homes within the past 10 days, joining more than three million people already displaced in Iraq, explains Thomas Hugonnier, head of Handicap International’s operations in Iraq. "If the situation becomes critical, population movements are likely to intensify over the coming days."...

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Massive needs in Haiti

“We don’t currently have the financial resources to provide an adequate response to a disaster of this magnitude," explains Hélène Robin, head of Handicap International’s emergency response. "Needs are enormous and varied. Our teams are making every effort to meet people’s essential needs, but we don’t have the means to...

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Handicap International condemns the bombing of a school in Syria

“These attacks on a school are unacceptable,” says Jean-Pierre Delomier, director of humanitarian action at Handicap International. “Nothing can ever justify the bombing of civilians, particularly children. Handicap International is calling on all parties to the conflict in Syria to immediately end the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.”...

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Syria: "The smell of death was floating in the air"

Syria:

“There was smoke everywhere and the smell of death was floating in the air,” says Mohammad, a man from northern Syria. “I felt death too. I just remember my friend who took me in his arms before I lost consciousness. I then woke up in a hospital a few hours...

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Libya: Children marked by war

Libya: Children marked by war

Responding to needs Every day, a physical therapist and two psychosocial workers comb the internally displaced persons’ camps and areas around Tripoli, where displaced people sometimes live with host families. The Handicap International mobile team identifies people with disabilities, giving priority to children. Twenty-seven individuals received rehabilitation care this past...

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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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