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Players of People’s Postcode Lottery support Humanity & Inclusion’s work on the Syria crisis 13/03/19

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery are generously supporting Humanity & Inclusion's work with injured and traumatised Syrian refugees and our Stop Bombing campaign to protect civilians.

  • United Kingdom
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria

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

“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

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

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

There Is No Safe Place In Syria 24/11/16

Aleema Shivji, Director of Handicap International UK, blogs on the horrific situation facing Syrian civilians.

  • United Kingdom
  • Syria

Shua'a, 9: “I will finally be able to go back to school” 07/11/16

Early in the summer of 2015, 9-year-old Shua’a and her family were caught in a bombing raid in Syria. It resulted in the amputation of her left foot. Her family now lives in Azraq camp, in Jordan. With Humanity & Inclusion's help she will very shortly be fitted with a prosthesis and will be able to walk over longer distances.

  • Jordan
  • Syria

Syria: Massive bombings against civilians in Aleppo 04/10/16

The eastern districts of the city of Aleppo, in northern Syria, have been the target of sustained bombing for almost two weeks now. The damage to the civilian population is truly devastating. According to the United Nations, 320 civilians have been killed, including around one hundred children. Prohibited weapons, including cluster bombs, have been used.

  • Syria

Syria crisis: UK Aid helps Ahmed learn to walk again after months without care 16/08/16

Ahmed has lived in Azraq camp in Jordan with his wife and three children since April 2016. Caught in an air strike in Syria, Ahmed was hit in the head by shrapnel and sustained a traumatic brain injury. Over the last few days, Handicap International has been helping him learn to walk again. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) provides Handicap International with support as part of its response to the Syrian crisis in Jordan.

  • Jordan
  • Syria

Syria: Seeing my daughter recover gives me hope for my country 16/08/16

Huda, 5, was injured in an air strike in Syria, in June 2016.  Despite a traumatic brain injury and a fractured leg, the little girl is making a swift recovery thanks to the support of Handicap International. The organisation’s assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan is supported by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection service (ECHO).

  • Jordan
  • Syria

Salam: When I play football, I’m not the girl with two prostheses anymore 16/08/16

Salam is 14 years old. Two years ago, her neighbourhood in Syria came under heavy bombardment. And her life was never the same again. Seeing her enter the courtyard of her family’s house today, it’s difficult to imagine the incredible path taken by this young woman, who has been supported by Handicap International since her arrival in Jordan. The organisation’s assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan is supported by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection service (ECHO).

  • Jordan
  • Syria