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Handicap International and InterNations organise Giving Tuesday events to support people with disabilities

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Roqaya lost both legs legs in a bombing in Syria. Handicap International fitted her with prosthetics and helped her learn to walk again.

Roqaya lost both legs legs in a bombing in Syria. Handicap International fitted her with prosthetics and helped her learn to walk again. | © Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos for DFID

To mark this year’s Giving Tuesday, Handicap International has teamed up with the global expat network InterNations to put on special events around the world in support of people with disabilities.

As part of their regular series of Social Impact nights, InterNations groups in the UK, Germany, Luxembourg and Canada are organising fundraising events for Handicap International’s life-changing work with disabled and injured people.

At the InterNations event in central London, guests will hear Aleema Shivji, Director of Handicap International UK and InterNations Brighton member, talk about the organisation's humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria. She will also share her personal experience of the situation facing disabled and injured Syrian people that she met on a recent trip to Jordan.

Guests will also watch the Channel 4 documentary 'The Invisible People', in which humanitarian photographer Giles Duley explores the situation of disabled Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

How you can help

To support Handicap International’s Syria crisis appeal, text HIUK14 £3 to 70070 or donate online at handicap-international.org.uk/syria-appeal

About Handicap International

Co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Handicap International is an independent charity working alongside disabled people in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. www.handicap-international.org.uk

About InterNations

InterNations is the largest global expat network. It helps expats to feel at home abroad, meet people and find information about their new environment. www.internations.org

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