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Mosul: risk education on explosive remnants of war for returnees

Heavy fighting in Mosul has displaced more than 430,000 civilians since October. More than 90,000 of them have already returned to their towns and villages, which have been recaptured by the armed forces. Handicap International organises risk education sessions on explosive remnants of war to alert people to the risks they are now likely to face.

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An awareness-raising session in a bus heading heading to Mosul. | © 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.