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“We were lucky, we managed to flee and survive“

Widad was injured in a mine explosion in Mosul, last April. Doctors amputated her right leg and she is now being treated in Hamdaniyah hospital, where one of Handicap International’s physiotherapists visits her regularly to give her rehabilitation care. 

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Widad and her daughter in Hamdaniyah hospital. | © E. Fourt / Handicap International

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Toward a political declaration against bombing in populated areas
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Explosive weapons

Toward a political declaration against bombing in populated areas

On Monday, 18 November, at the United Nations in Geneva, States’ delegations, militaries, UN agencies and civil society will gather to start discussions on a political declaration against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Accompanying humanitarian aid workers to better include persons with disabilities
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Inclusion

Accompanying humanitarian aid workers to better include persons with disabilities

A set of professional strategies and practical guidance published today aims to improve the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian aid delivery and ensure their participation.

 Earthquake in the Philippines: more than 37,000 families affected. HI ready to respond.
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Emergency

Earthquake in the Philippines: more than 37,000 families affected. HI ready to respond.

HI has assessed the needs of victims after the Philippines was struck by several earthquakes between 16 and 31 October.