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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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HI presents outdoor documentaries
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Protect vulnerable populations

HI presents outdoor documentaries

As part of the Cinéma sous les étoiles tour, Funambules Médias and HI Canada are presenting two documentaries that will be screened outdoors.

 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
© Martin Crep/HI
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.