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Myriam: "I was amputated straight away" 14/11/18

Myriam lost her leg during bombing raids in Syria. She received first aid before being directly transferred to Jordan. HI provided her with a prosthesis and rehabilitation sessions, and she is now able to walk again.

  • Jordan
  • Syria

“We need to carry on helping these refugees” 13/03/18

Syria’s seven-year conflict has devastated the country, resulting in unprecedented population movements. More than five million Syrian refugees are living in neighbouring countries, including more than one million in Lebanon. Mariam has been working as a physiotherapist for Humanity & Inclusion (HI) in Lebanon ever since the organisation launched its response in the country. Below, she describes a day in her life supporting refugees.

  • Lebanon
  • Syria

Humanity & Inclusion condemns the unending bombardment of besieged Eastern Ghouta 22/02/18

The extreme escalation of bombardment in the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta in the past 48 hours has caused more than 200 civilian deaths and extensive damage to infrastructure – particularly hospitals, clinics and shelters where civilians are taking refuge. 390,000 civilians are besieged under heavy shelling, airstrikes and barrel bomb attacks in the enclave of Eastern Ghouta, with dwindling water, food and medical supplies.

  • International
  • Syria

“What did he do to deserve this?” 10/11/17

3-year-old Fayez was injured in a suicide attack in Syria, in 2017. He and his parents have since taken refuge in Lebanon. Partially paralysed when he arrived in the country, he is now being treated by a team from Humanity & Inclusion, which is providing him with physiotherapy care.

  • Syria

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

Blog: Everywhere the bombing followed us 05/10/17

Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Handicap International UK, blogs about a new report showing the hidden impact of explosive weapons on civilian life.

  • United Kingdom
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria

New report shows hidden impact of bombing on civilians 05/10/17

"Everywhere the bombing followed us", a new report by Handicap International, shows the harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, in terms of  the loss of livelihood, the disruption of civilian infrastructure, and the long-term impact on mental health.

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria

Feeling safe is priceless 18/05/17

Mohamad, 9, was badly injured when his house in Syria was bombed. After initially struggling to adapt to his situation, he is now back at school and enjoying his studies.

  • Jordan
  • Syria

Print a limb: encouraging results using 3D printed prosthetics 05/05/17

Handicap International has been testing whether computer assisted design and 3D printing can improve access to high-quality artificial limbs. As the first clinical trials in Togo, Madagascar and Syria conclude, we are pleased to announce positive results and the launch of the next phase of this cutting edge research. 

  • Syria
  • Madagascar
  • Togo

BOMBED: New exhibition gives voice to injured Syrians 23/03/17

A new exhibition, "BOMBED", gives a voice to Syrian refugees injured by explosive weapons. People like Sondos, 8, who was injured when her school in Syria was bombed.

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria

Salam, 7: Victim of a war she didn't understand 13/03/17

Meet seven-year-old Salam, a Syrian girl who was tragically injured by an unexploded weapon. After Doctors in Jordan amputated her left leg and part of her right foot, Humanity & Inclusion's team fitted her with a prosthesis and now provides her with regular physiotherapy care.

  • Jordan
  • Syria

Devastating impact of explosive weapons on civilians in Syria 02/03/17

Handicap International has been working to support Syrians in Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria since 2011. Over the years, the conflict has reached unimaginable levels of brutality. At the centre of this spiral of violence, is the issue of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and its disastrous consequences on civilians. Mélanie Broquet, Handicap International Project Monitoring and Coordination Manager, explains.

  • Syria

Syria: Healing visible and invisible wounds 28/02/17

15th March 2017 will mark the sixth anniversary of the Syrian crisis. Since 2011, more than 300,000 Syrians have died and one million have been injured. Close to 5 million people have fled Syria. Inside the country, 6.5 million have been internally displaced and 13.5 million people currently need humanitarian assistance. Handicap International has been providing assistance to the Syrian people since the start of the crisis and has been carrying out activities in Syria itself for the past four years.

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria

Handicap International-supported hospital impacted by an airstrike 15/02/17

A Handicap International-supported hospital in the governorate of Dar’a (South Syria) was indirectly hit by an airstrike on the evening of the 13th of February. Several staff members are injured and the building is partially damaged.

  • Syria

Malake, 6, Syria: “I want to play with my dolls again” 12/12/16

Malake, 6, is from Syria. Three years ago she was injured in a mortar attack on her city. Handicap International and its local partner are providing Malake with rehabilitation care. The organisation is able to assist the population with support from the EU’s humanitarian aid and civil protection service (ECHO) and its local partner in Syria.

  • Syria