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“I wish I could have my arm and leg back”

Last January, Salah’s family fled the fighting in Mosul. A month later, after returning to the city to check on the family’s house with his older brother, he was seriously injured by an improvised explosive device. Doctors had no choice but to amputate his arm and leg. He is now back at Khazer camp for displaced people, where Handicap International provides him with physiotherapy care.

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Salah in his family’s tent in Khazer. | © E. Fourt / Handicap International

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 Western Mosul: ghost town
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Emergency Rehabilitation

Western Mosul: ghost town

Between October 2016 and July 2017, Mosul, in Nineveh province, was the scene of heavy fighting. The intensive use of explosive weapons such as bombs and improvised mines was particularly destructive in the western half of the city. More than 500,000 people are still displaced in camps.

 

UN Security Council recognises the rights of people with disabilities in armed conflicts
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Emergency Inclusion Rights

UN Security Council recognises the rights of people with disabilities in armed conflicts

For the first time ever, the United Nations Security Council has adopted a Resolution on persons with disabilities in armed conflict. This represents a significant step forward for people with disabilities, who are particularly at risk in crisis situations and often overlooked in humanitarian assistance.

Weapons clearance drones
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Explosive weapons

Weapons clearance drones

Since last January, HI and its partner Mobility Robotics have been trialing the use of drones to support weapons clearance experts in Faya-Largeau, northern Chad.