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Western Mosul: ghost town 08/07/19

Between October 2016 and July 2017, Mosul, in Nineveh province, was the scene of heavy fighting. The intensive use of explosive weapons such as bombs and improvised mines was particularly destructive in the western half of the city. More than 500,000 people are still displaced in camps.

 

  • Iraq

The deadly legacy of war in Iraq 04/03/19

Humanity and Inclusion is currently clearing weapons in areas of Iraq contaminated during the recent conflict with the Islamic State group and the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

  • Iraq

Risk education on explosive remnants of war for civilians in Iraq 04/03/19

In Iraq, Humanity and Inclusion provides risk education on explosive remnants of war, which pose a constant threat to the local population.

  • Iraq

Tune in to our BBC Radio 4 appeal on Sunday 24th December 18/12/17

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 24th December at 07.55am to hear the broadcaster and journalist Mike Wooldridge make the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Handicap International UK.

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  • Iraq

This Christmas, let's give children like Abdel Rahman a hopeful future 16/11/17

Abdel Rahman was injured in a bombing in Mosul last May which led to the loss of his right leg. He now lives with his family in a tent in Hasansham camp, Iraq, where Handicap International is providing him with rehabilitation care and psychological support. Your donation could provide hope to an innocent child like Abdel Rahman and let them know that someone cares this Christmas.

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  • Iraq

Ali is not a human shield. Let's stand together against injustice 16/11/17

In April 2017, one-year-old Ali and his family were used as human shields in Mosul, Iraq. Caught in a bombing, Ali was severely injured and both his parents and brother were killed. This Christmas, your donation could let an innocent child like Ali know that someone cares.

  • Iraq

Mosul: “Most civilians still need humanitarian assistance” 17/10/17

One year ago, on October 17th 2016, armed forces launched a military offensive to retake the city of Mosul, in Iraq. More than one million civilians were displaced by the fighting, which lasted nine months, and over 18,000 people were injured. Below is an update on one of the region’s biggest humanitarian crises. 

  • Iraq

Incredible new videos from our rehabilitation team in Iraq 27/07/17

New videos give amazing insight into the work of our teams supporting disabled and vulnerable people who fled the fighting in Mosul.

  • Iraq

Abdallah's greatest wish 11/07/17

Abdallah was injured in an explosion in Mosul, in May 2017. Now displaced with his family in a camp located east of the city, the teenager receives assistance from Handicap International, including rehabilitation care to help him recover from a broken leg.

  • Iraq

The shocking story of one-year-old Ali 05/07/17

In April 2017, one-year-old Ali and his family were used as human shields in Mosul, Iraq. Caught in a bombing, Ali was severely injured and both his parents and brother were killed. The baby boy is currently being treated at a hospital south of Mosul. His aunt and uncle are taking care of him and Khaled, an HI physiotherapist, is supporting Ali’s recovery.

  • Iraq

Mosul: Over 1 million people displaced since the beginning of the offensive 29/06/17

In October 2016, the Iraqi armed forces launched a military offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq. Since then, over one million civilians have been displaced.  Two weeks ago, the final assault was launched on Mosul’s Old City, where hundreds of thousands of people were still trapped and where the fighting has considerably intensified. Handicap International describes the situation as extremely alarming.

  • Iraq

“He wants to know if his legs will grow back” 18/05/17

On 21st March 2017, 9-year-old Bakr was injured in an air attack in the west of Mosul. After having both of his legs amputated, he is now recovering in a hospital on the outskirts of the city. Handicap International is providing him with physiotherapy care and psychosocial support.

  • Iraq

Zeidan's first ever physiotherapy session 18/05/17

In December 2016, Zeidan, 5, and his family fled the fighting in Mosul and took refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan. Zeidan, who has cerebral palsy, recently had his first ever physiotherapy session, thanks to Handicap International’s team.

  • Iraq

Mosul: 150 civilians killed in coalition attack 29/03/17

Handicap International condemns the heavy price paid by civilians in Mosul, Iraq. More than 150 civilians were killed in an international coalition airstrike on Mosul’s Al-Jadida district on 17th March 2017.

  • Iraq

Danger does not disappear when the fighting ends 08/03/17

Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Handicap International UK, describes the shocking legacy of explosive weapons contamination facing civilians in Iraq.

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  • Iraq