Handicap Intl.
Non-governmental Organization based in France

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Handicap International is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.

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24 Feb 2017 description

Introduction

Ensuring the most vulnerable people are included in the humanitarian response Handicap International's emergency response mission in the Middle East is redoubling its efforts to help thousands of people affected by the fighting in Syria and in Iraq.

24 Feb 2017 description

After decades of conflict, Iraq is now one of the most contaminated countries in the world. Since early January, Handicap International's weapons clearance teams have identified, collected, and destroyed more than 1,000 explosives in the governorates of Kirkuk and Diyala, areas severely affected by the war.

“We have trained several specialized teams–each containing about thirty people–to destroy explosive remnants of war in two areas of Iraq,” explains Alberto Casero Gómez-Pastrana, Handicap International’s chief of operations for mine action in Iraq.

22 Feb 2017 description

“With more than 50,000 people killed or maimed in Yemen, and three million displaced since the start of the conflict two years ago, humanitarian needs remain high," explains Arnaud Pont, head of Handicap International’s emergency operations in Yemen. "Thousands [of people] need physical and functional rehabilitation care or psychological support. The crisis is still largely ignored by the international community."

17 Feb 2017 description

Jihan was severely burned when she was hit by a bombing in Mosul in 2016.

“We were all at home,” she explains to members of a Handicap International mobile teams. “The sun was setting, and I’d gone to the kitchen to cook. Our house was hit and a missile exploded just in front of me.”

15 Feb 2017 description

A Handicap International-supported hospital in the governorate of Dar’a (South Syria) was indirectly hit by an airstrike on the evening of February 13. The strike injured several staff members, and damaged the building.

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24 Feb 2017 description
job Closing date: 30 Mar 2017 Handicap International

NGO PRESENTATION

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

24 Feb 2017 description
job Closing date: 10 Mar 2017 Handicap International

NGO PRESENTATION

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

24 Feb 2017 description
job Closing date: 03 Mar 2017 Handicap International

NGO PRESENTATION

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

24 Feb 2017 description
job Closing date: 31 Mar 2017 Handicap International

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