Ayesha Begum is 22 years old. In early September, she took refuge in Bangladesh where, with her three children, she joined her brothers in a temporary shelter on the edge of Kutupalong camp. Her husband is dead. She takes part in a parents’ club organised by Humanity & Inclusion, which provides psychosocial support to mothers living as refugees.
Abu Sadeq is one of 600,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar since 25 August. Disabled for the last few months, he describes life in Uchinprang camp, in Bangladesh.
Since 1990, mines have caused more than 11,100 casualties in Colombia. Pauline Boyer, mine action coordinator for Handicap International (HI) in Colombia, explains the urgent need to free the country of mines.
Dayana, 15, was seriously injured in a grenade accident in Colombia two years ago. With help from Handicap International (HI) and its partner organisation Tierra de Paz, Dayana has been able to talk with other young explosion victims. Her family has also received financial support to set up their own homemade ice-cream shop - a helping hand to move on from the past.
Xiemna, 33, was the victim of a grenade attack in her own home. Within the space of a few seconds, she lost both of her children and suffered serious injuries. With support from Handicap International (HI) and Tierra de Paz, she has been given psychological support and has now set up her own home-made yoghurt business.
Eighteen humanitarian agencies expressed serious concern today over the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition’s decision to temporarily close all entry points to Yemen, effectively sealing the country off. The agencies demand that humanitarian operations are allowed to resume immediately and request clarity on the planned duration of the current closure and contingencies to allow humanitarian supplies to be delivered.
Handicap International (HI) is taking part in the Meeting of the First Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations (Disarmament and International Security), which opened in early October. Why is the organisation attending this major international event?
More than 1 million people have fled from South Sudan to neighbouring Uganda since the outbreak of civil war in 2013. Many have witnessed or experienced violence, including forced displacement, rape and indiscriminate killing. Handicap International (HI) is providing psychosocial support to respond to the complex and urgent mental health needs of refugees.
More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August from neighbouring Myanmar. Handicap International is implementing emergency actions to assist these refugees, who are utterly destitute. Logistics platform coordinator Emmanuel Pajot arrived in the field two weeks ago to address the related logistics and emergency distribution problems. Below, he describes the complexity of the humanitarian situation.
More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August from neighbouring Myanmar. Handicap International (HI) is providing these refugees, who are utterly destitute, with emergency humanitarian assistance. Gilles Nouziès, manager of Handicap International’s Asia desk, has travelled to Bangladesh to organise these activities with our teams. Below, he describes the appalling humanitarian situation.
More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August from neighbouring Myanmar. Handicap International (HI) has implemented a series of emergency actions in aid of Rohingya refugees who, having escaped, now live in utter destitution. Over the last two months, the organisation has already supplied humanitarian assistance to some 20,000 of the most vulnerable people.
The city of Raqqa in Syria was recaptured by military forces on 17 October 2017. Five months of fighting has caused a high number of civilian casualties and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
 Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition forces
Mohsen, 64, fled the war in Syria with his family. Deeply affected by the events of recent years and his difficult living conditions, he suffered a stroke that left him hemiplegic. Humanity & Inlusion (HI) is providing him with physiotherapy care, to help him regain some of his mobility.
A year ago, on October 17th 2016, the armed forces launched a military offensive to retake the city of Mosul, in Iraq. More than one million civilians were displaced by the fighting, which lasted nine months, and over 18,000 people were injured. Below is an update on one of the region’s biggest humanitarian crises.
More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the end of August from neighbouring Myanmar. Handicap International (HI) is stepping up its humanitarian aid effort in response to this crisis, which is unprecedented in the region. Since 25 August, the organisation has already supplied humanitarian assistance to 15,000 people.