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Being there for the victims of the Syria crisis

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Iraq Jordan Lebanon Syria

The Syria conflict has disrupted the lives of 12 million people, of which 3.3 million have sought refuge in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan.

Five -year-old Noor lives in the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan. Since his birth, Noor has had paralysis in his right arm caused by nerve damage. With rehabilitation Noor will be able to gain mobility in his arm and he now has regular physiotherapy sessions to strengthen his arm with Handicap International physiotherapist, Asala.

Five -year-old Noor lives in the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan. Since his birth, Noor has had paralysis in his right arm caused by nerve damage. With rehabilitation Noor will be able to gain mobility in his arm and he now has regular physiotherapy | © Frederik Buyckx / Handicap International

Handicap International’s  500-person strong team are working every day supporting disabled, injured and other vulnerable refugees. Vital aid, rehabilitation care, psychological support, fitting amputees with artificial limbs, are just some of the services our teams provide. So far we’ve helped more than 360,000 people since our humanitarian response activities began in 2012.

In this album you’ll find powerful photos from the photographer Frederik Buyckx featuring some of the amazing people we work with, including Yara, Sedrat, Noor Abdallah, Alham, Sami and Iman.

© Frederik Buyckx / Handicap International

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Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery continues into 2020
© Jaweed Tanveer / HI
Emergency Rehabilitation

Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery continues into 2020

We are delighted to announce a second year of partnership with People’s Postcode Lottery with support of the players supporting victims of the Syria conflict and men, women and children in conflict.

"I heard Moïse crying under the rubble"
© Davide Preti/HI
Emergency Rehabilitation

"I heard Moïse crying under the rubble"

Moïse was four years old when he lost his left leg in the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12th January 2010.

British physiotherapists tackle deadly measles outbreak in Samoa
© Anna Daniell UK-Med
Emergency Rehabilitation

British physiotherapists tackle deadly measles outbreak in Samoa

In December 2019, the UK Emergency Medical Team (UKEMT), including three physiotherapists, travelled to Samoa to help save lives following a deadly outbreak of measles on the Pacific island. Funded by UK Aid, the UKEMT is the front line of the UK’s response to a humanitarian crisis overseas.