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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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Haiti: 10 years after the earthquake

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