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Tragedy ends in love for two Cambodian mine victims 20/07/16

He was born in Kompong Cham province, while she was born in Takeo province, further south. Under normal circumstances, they would probably never have met. But Tirean and Navea were both victims of mines in the 1980s. Now married, they are both supported by Handicap International's rehabilitation centre in Kompong Cham.

 

  • Cambodia

“This is my third prosthesis. It has helped me find work again.” 04/08/15

In 2013, Nak, 15, stepped on a mine while he was working as a wood-cutter in the forest. For a teenage boy whose survival depends on his physical skills, the subsequent loss of his leg was a very real tragedy. The prostheses provided by Handicap International and his enrolment on an occupational training course have renewed his faith in the future.

  • Cambodia

“I want to tell everyone in the world to stop using mines” 10/04/15

Seng Ly, 52, lost the use of her legs in 1989 after she was hit by an anti-tank mine. At the time, she was living in a camp for Cambodian refugees in Thailand. More than twenty years on, Handicap International is still at her side. 

  • Cambodia

Mines are still putting a brake on development: On the road with a team of landmine surveyors in Chad pt.2 20/02/15

In the second of a two-part travelogue, Denis Ricca, who is leading a team of explosive remnants of war surveyors describes his team’s work with local communities in Moyen-Charir, a region of southern Chad. The work of the surveyors is an important first step before full demining activities begin.

  • Cambodia

Kanha, 17, Cambodia: I think I was very lucky 26/01/15

In 2005, seven-year-old Kanha was playing in her family's courtyard when her father came home from his fields. He brought home a rusty metal object - scrap metal he planned to sell.

  • Cambodia