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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.

  • United Kingdom
  • 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

Raqqa: “The humanitarian situation is critical and the risks enormous” 20/10/17

The city of Raqqa in Syria was recaptured by military forces[1] on 17 October 2017. Five months of fighting has caused a high number of civilian casualties and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

  • Iraq
  • Syria

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Launch of weapons clearance operations in Iraq 14/02/17

In January 2017, Handicap International launched weapons clearance operations in the governorates of Kirkuk and Diyala in Iraq. In one month, the organisation has already destroyed more than 1,000 explosive remnants of war in sectors seriously affected by fighting. 

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“The situation in Mosul is critical” 19/12/16

Since the offensive to retake Mosul began two months ago, nearly 100,000 people have fled the fighting. For several weeks, Handicap International has been providing assistance to displaced people, through emergency activities such as physiotherapy care and psychosocial support, mine risk education, and inclusion initiatives. Maud Bellon, Field Coordinator for Handicap International’s Mosul Emergency Response, gives an update on the situation.

  • Iraq