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North Lebanon: Handicap International steps up demining activities to clear three districts by 2016 16/01/15

Handicap International is planning to set up a fourth demining team in North Lebanon in 2015, to speed up progress in the region.

  • Lebanon

Gaza: the presence of explosive remnants of war must not hinder the reconstruction process 15/01/15

The 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in July and August 2014 caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip. According to the United Nations, 18,000 homes were destroyed. The remaining rubble is estimated to contain between 7,000 and 10,000 unexploded devices, exposing those involved in the clean-up operation to serious harm. As of January 2015, Handicap International will be implementing a campaign to raise small businesses' and families' awareness of explosive remnants of war.

  • Palestine

Christella, Haiti: “Hang in there, never let go” 12/01/15

When the earthquake struck Haiti on 12th January 2010, 12-year-old Christella was at school. The building collapsed on her and she spent the night and much of the next morning trapped under the rubble with the bodies of those who did not survive. After she was rescued Christella’s leg needed to be amputated at the upper thigh.

  • Haiti

Meet Roldan: The carpenter that wears his shoes on his hands 11/11/14

Roldan 's home was swept away by the storm-surge during Typhoon Haiyan. His family fled to the hills and now live in a new home. The house, which is only accessible by boat, was built with equipment and financial assistance provided by Handicap International.
  • Philippines

Hidden victims: Radical change needed for older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees 09/04/14

New research published today shows that older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees are paying a double toll as a result of the conflict. The report, released by Handicap International and HelpAge International, provides new data showing how much these vulnerable refugees are struggling to meet their specific needs.

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria

Malak, 5, gets her curiosity back

Five-year-old Malak is a curious and independent child who likes nothing more than walking round the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan with her father Houdey. But in December 2015 she was at home in Syria with her brother and sisters when the room they were in took a direct hit during an air strike.

  • Jordan
  • Syria