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Sri Lanka floods: Thousands of people affected 01/06/16

Handicap International is preparing to launch a response in aid of the most vulnerable individuals affected by flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka, which was hit by Cyclone Roanu on 15th May.

  • Sri Lanka

Floods in Sri Lanka: Handicap International prepares to help affected populations 01/06/16

Cyclone Roanu, which hit Sri Lanka on Sunday 15th May, caused severe flooding and landslides, killing over 100 people, and affecting 300,000 more. Handicap International is preparing to launch a response in aid of the disaster’s victims.

  • Sri Lanka

Gaza: Turning rubble into accessible buildings 24/05/16

Erika Trabucco is one of Handicap International’s reconstruction and building accessibility specialists. An architect by training, from March 2015 to April 2016, she worked for Handicap International in Gaza to rebuild a hospital specialised in the care and treatment of people with disabilities and to improve the accessibility of public buildings for people with disabilities.

  • Palestine

Handicap International voices concerns over Kenyan government’s decision to close Dadaab refugee camps 12/05/16

Kenya has announced plans to close the refugee camps on its territory and to rapidly repatriate refugees who, in some cases, have lived in the camps for over 20 years. A collective of 11 NGOs, including Handicap International, have signed a joint statement reminding the Kenyan government of its obligation towards the refugees.

  • Kenya

Ukraine: Protecting children from explosive remnants of war 04/05/16

Handicap International, with UNICEF's support, led a vast awareness-raising campaign in schools on the risks of mines and explosive remnants of war. The campaign took place near the front line where the Ukrainian army is fighting the pro-Russian militia, between October 2015 and February 2016. Over 5,600 children aged from 6 to 18 received risk education.


Ramesh, 19: “We can start again even with our disability” 04/05/16

After losing both legs in the 2015 Nepal earthquake, Ramesh Kitra has been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement for the other young amputees in the rehabilitation centre. Even before he was fitted with prosthetic legs, Ramesh was active, learning wheelchair tricks and taking part in a race in Kathmandu.

  • Nepal

Uma, 18: “I only have one leg but it’s given me one clear path. To help others like me.” 04/05/16

High in the Kathmandu Valley, Uma and her family are rebuilding their lives step by step following the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Their family home was destroyed in the disaster and Uma lost her leg. But after learning to walk again, the young woman is determined to support other people with disabilities.

  • Nepal

Repairing airstrips to access the most vulnerable people in the Central African Republic 28/04/16

Since January 2016, Handicap International has repaired airstrips across the Central African Republic. Implemented in conjunction with humanitarian organisations, including the United Nations and NGOs, this initiative aims at improving the distribution of humanitarian aid to the country’s most isolated regions.


Ecuador earthquake: Urgent need to access areas worst affected 21/04/16

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on the evening of Saturday 16th April. On 20th April, 587 people were reported to have been killed and more than 8,000 injured. According to the United Nations, more than one million people (of a population of around 16 million) may have been affected. The country has suffered considerable material damage and it is not possible to access entire areas of the North West.


Sandesh, 14: “When I stood up for the first time I was so happy” 20/04/16

After losing both legs in the Nepal earthquake, Sandesh, 14, thought he would never walk again. But after being fitted with prosthetic legs by Handicap International, he recently took his first steps.

  • Nepal

Nirmala, 8: “I’ll be a great actress when I grow up” 19/04/16

Nirmala, 8, has sparkling eyes. After losing her right leg following the earthquake which struck Nepal in April 2015, she underwent a long period of rehabilitation with the support of Humanity & Inclusion physiotherapists. Today, she is walking again on her prosthetic leg and obsessed with just one thing: becoming an actress.

  • Nepal

Nepal, one year on: Thousands benefit from Handicap International's support 15/04/16

Present in Nepal for 15 years, Handicap International was able to launch an immediate response to the devastating earthquake that struck the country on 25th April 2015. Taking advantage of advance preparations for natural disasters in the country, we were also able to draw on our expertise in providing care and treatment to earthquake victims.

 

  • Nepal

One year on, Handicap International continues to help Nepal earthquake victims 15/04/16

More than 8,700 people were killed and over 22,000 injured when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25th April 2015. Handicap International launched an immediate relief effort to help the most vulnerable individuals. One year on, we continue to supply aid to earthquake victims.
 

  • Nepal

Combating weapons proliferation and armed violence 01/04/16

The Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 2nd April 2013, an important step in the fight against weapons proliferation. Handicap International is working in 20 countries to raise awareness of the risks posed by small arms and explosive remnants of war.
 

  • Mali
  • Libya