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Everywhere the bombing followed us

Explosive weapons
Lebanon Syria

One year after the launch of the report “Qasef: Escaping the bombing”, Handicap International introduces its new report: “Everywhere the bombing followed us.

Photomontage made for the publication of the "Everywhere the bombing followed us" (Qasef 2) report | © Benoit Almeras / Handicap International

When the bombs started falling near 31-year-old Ranim’s home in Syria, she drove her four children to her parents’ home, a few hours away. Her husband stayed behind to get their belongings in order.

Ranim and her husband thought her parents' town would be safer. But the bombings followed them. And it continued to follow the family until they were forced to flee the country.

Our new report, Everywhere the bombing followed us, features the testimonies of 205 Syrian refugees like Ranim and proves the long-term impact of bombing civilians. Read and share the stories of these strong, Syrian women refugees – their voices need to be heard.

 

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Fleeing violence in Syria: Osama has been a refugee in a wheelchair for 8 years
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Explosive weapons Inclusion Rehabilitation

Fleeing violence in Syria: Osama has been a refugee in a wheelchair for 8 years

25- year-old Osama was living in a nice house with his family in the south of Syria until his neighbourhood was bombed in 2012. His 13-year old little brother died and the family had to flee. A missile fragment entered one of his 12th vertebras, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

Fatehia walks again thanks to HI’s teams
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Emergency Explosive weapons Rehabilitation

Fatehia walks again thanks to HI’s teams

Eight-year-old Fatehia was seriously injured in a bombing raid on her village in northern Yemen. She now receives medical and psychological support from HI.

Ameen: "Now I can walk, I want to go back to university"
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Emergency Explosive weapons Rehabilitation

Ameen: "Now I can walk, I want to go back to university"

Ameen, 19, was the victim of an explosion in Hodeidah. He was injured in his right leg, just above the knee. HI supplied him with a prosthesis and helped him walk again.