Go to main content

Video: The impossible becomes the possible

Emergency Rehabilitation
Lebanon Syria
When he started his rehabilitation Mohamad couldn’t leave his bed; two and a half months later he was able to walk using a pair of crutches.

When he started his rehabilitation Mohamad couldn’t leave his bed; two and a half months later he was able to walk using a pair of crutches. | © Sarah Pierre / Handicap International

"Binan came and said to me 'stand up'. I asked how. 'Just stand up. You can do it', and I did."

Mohamad didn’t hear the missile coming, he just felt himself being lifted up in the air. After ten days in hospital his severely fractured leg was amputated. On arrival the diagnosis was even worse. When the doctor first saw the severity of Mohamad’s injury and how much blood he was losing, he was told he would probably die. Mohamad knew that wasn’t an option, he had to survive for his son.

With the help of Binan, one of our local physiotherapists in Lebanon, the impossible is becoming the possible.

Where we work

Read more

Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery continues into 2020
© Jaweed Tanveer / HI
Emergency Rehabilitation

Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery continues into 2020

We are delighted to announce a second year of partnership with People’s Postcode Lottery with support of the players supporting victims of the Syria conflict and men, women and children in conflict.

"I heard Moïse crying under the rubble"
© Davide Preti/HI
Emergency Rehabilitation

"I heard Moïse crying under the rubble"

Moïse was four years old when he lost his left leg in the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12th January 2010.

British physiotherapists tackle deadly measles outbreak in Samoa
© Anna Daniell UK-Med
Emergency Rehabilitation

British physiotherapists tackle deadly measles outbreak in Samoa

In December 2019, the UK Emergency Medical Team (UKEMT), including three physiotherapists, travelled to Samoa to help save lives following a deadly outbreak of measles on the Pacific island. Funded by UK Aid, the UKEMT is the front line of the UK’s response to a humanitarian crisis overseas.