The aerial bombardment of a camp for internally displaced Syrians in Sarmada, near the Turkish border, caused at least 28 deaths and left more than 50 individuals wounded on Thursday, May 5.
The bombing and shelling of the city of Aleppo in northern Syria has intensified in recent days, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians.
Since January 2016, Handicap International has repaired landing strips across the Central African Republic. Implemented in coordination and conjunction with humanitarian organizations, including the United Nations and NGOs, this initiative aims at improving the distribution of humanitarian aid to the country’s most isolated regions.
In March 2016, the Syrian crisis entered its sixth year. The conflict has torn Syria apart and caused population displacement on a previously unseen scale. More than 4.8 million Syrian refugees now live in neighbouring countries, including some 638,000 in Jordan. For four years, the Handicap International teams, with support from the European Commission (ECHO), have been assisting them in communities and camps. Nowar, Ansam, Noor and Amer tell us about their daily work with the refugees.
Present in Nepal for 15 years, Handicap International was able to launch an immediate response to the devastating earthquake that struck the country on April 25th, 2015. Taking advantage of advance preparations for natural disasters in the country, we were also able to draw on our expertise in providing care and treatment to earthquake victims.
More than 8,700 people were killed and over 22,000 injured when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25 2015. Handicap International launched an immediate relief effort in aid of the most vulnerable individuals. One year on, the organization continues to supply aid to the earthquake’s victims.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on the evening of Saturday April 16. On April 22, 587 people were reported to have been killed and more than 8,000 injured. According to the United Nations, more than one million people (out of a population of around 16 million) may have been affected. The country has suffered considerable material damage and it is not possible to access entire areas of the North West.
Since Sunday morning, the organization’s teams have been preparing to launch an emergency response in aid of people injured in a violent earthquake in Ecuador. The organization is planning to provide the injured with rehabilitation care.
Hussein, 25, was injured in an air strike in Syria, in 2013. Left paraplegic by a shrapnel that remains lodged in his back, he fled to Lebanon to seek treatment, leaving his family behind. Handicap International, with support from LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, is helping him recover physically and to fight his depression.
Bilingual remarks pronounced by Handicap International Canada’s Executive Director at Global Affairs Canada on April 13, 2016, as invited by the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie.
Handicap International has set up a logistics hub in response to the crisis in Central Africa to make it easier for humanitarian organizations to access vulnerable people in isolated areas of the country.
Present in Cuba since 1998, Handicap International works to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities and promote their inclusion in communities.
Sayed is a six-year-old boy from Afghanistan with an irresistible smile. When he was five, he was injured by an improvised mine – one of many victim-activated devices that regularly kill and maim people in Afghanistan. After Sayed’s left leg was amputated, he was immediately treated by Handicap International and he is steadily regaining his autonomy.
Since 1996, Handicap International manages a physical rehabilitation centre in Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan. This centre is the only one providing comprehensive services to disabled people across the whole region. We visit the centre with Rasool, the officer in charge of the activities of Handicap International in the Kandahar province.
Handicap International has distributed winter kits containing clothes, mattresses and blankets to vulnerable families in Nepal who lost everything in the earthquake of April 2015. Ten months after, the organisation continues to supply aid to victims of the disaster.