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19 Sep 2017 description

Since the end of August, some 400,000 Rohingyas have crossed the Myanmar border and taken refuge in Bangladesh. Joining 300,000 to 500,000 Rohingyas already present in the country, the new arrivals need food and drinking water, access to sanitary facilities, health care, rehabilitation sessions, and other accommodations. Handicap International is responding to this emergency by supplying aid to families with acute needs.

07 Feb 2017 description

For the past few decades, Thailand has been a major destination country for asylum seekers and refugees from Myanmar. Since 1984, Thailand has provided refuge to people fleeing violence in Myanmar, and more recently to economic migrants. The population in the Thai refugee camps, located along the Myanmar-Thailand border, is now estimated at 111,000 people. Many were born in the camps and have never set foot outside.

12 Jan 2017 description

Recent violence in Myanmar has forced an estimated 20,000 Rohingyas–a Muslim minority–to flee into Myanmar. Although this new refugee influx has alarmed the international community, the awful situation of Rohingya refugees is not new at all.

31 Aug 2015 description

Emergency and rehabilitation specialist Eric Weerts has been lending his support to disabled people’s organisations involved in the humanitarian relief effort in Myanmar. Accompanied by a logistics expert, Eric has managed to visit areas still under water, particularly in the south of the country, in the Irrawaddy river delta.

The floods began in early August. What’s the situation like today?

31 Jan 2015 description

Executive Summary

This study was undertaken in four refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border in Tak and Mae Hong Son provinces from October-November 2014 by Emerging Markets Consulting with the support and funding of Handicap International and UNHCR. This study sought to identify existing livelihood practices among refugees and refugees with disabilities as well as assess potential employment and income-generating opportunities in the areas surrounding the camps.

11 Feb 2013 description

With the recent improvement of the political situation in Burma, some refugees in Thailand might decide to return to their country of origin. Returning home is not without risk, and the danger from mines and other explosive remnants of war concentrated on many of the routes in the border area remains very real.

As refugees begin returning home, there is a significant risk that the number of casualties may rise. To help minimise the number of accidents, Handicap International is educating refugees about the dangers.

01 Feb 2013 description

By Edward Winter, Director of Institutional Funding, Handicap International U.S.

Along the rugged western border of Thailand, more than 127,000 refugees and unregistered asylum seekers from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) live in nine camps with little or no contact with the outside world.

27 Apr 2009 description

Montréal, April 27, 2009. In the night of 2nd May 2008, cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy delta (Ayeyarwady), leaving 130,000 victims in its wake. One year on, the after-effects are still visible and there is still a huge amount of reconstruction work to do. Handicap International* is running an emergency mission in the country which aims to support people with disabilities.

21 May 2008 description

Lyon, mai 2008 - Le cyclone Nargis a frappé la Birmanie les 1er et 2 mai a ravagé la zone la plus peuplée du pays.

08 May 2008 description

8 mai 2008/ LES 2 ET LES 3 MAI 2008 LA BIRMANIE A éTE VICTIME D'UNE GRANDE CATASTROPHE NATURELLE. LE NOMBRE DE VICTIMES DU CYCLONE NARGIS EST ESTIMé =C0 PLUS DE 22'000 PERSONNES. HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL A CONSTITUé UNE éQUIPE CHARGéE D'éVALUER LA SITUATION SUR PLACE.

AIDEZ LES PERSONNES TOUCHéES PAR LE CYCLONE, FAITES UN DON: CCP 12-484-4, MENTION «BIRMANIE».