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Handicap international hosted a press conference to call the international community to protect civilians in Syria from the devastating impacts of explosive weapons in populated areas and to provide adequate and inclusive humanitarian assistance. Syria, the most significant relief operation in Handicap International’s history Since early 2013, Handicap International has deployed rehabilitation teams to northern […]

Handicap international hosted a press conference to call the international community to protect civilians in Syria from the devastating impacts of explosive weapons in populated areas and to provide adequate and inclusive humanitarian assistance.

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Infographic on HI response to the Syrian Crisis; based on January 2016 situation report

Syria, the most significant relief operation in Handicap International’s history

Since early 2013, Handicap International has deployed rehabilitation teams to northern Syria. There, they’ve provided physical therapy to the injured, people with disabilities and non communicable diseases. The organization has also worked with injured Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon since the summer of 2012. In 2015, demining experts assessed the weapon contamination in the northern city of Kobani. A few days before the 5th anniversary of the conflict in Syria, Handicap International held a press conference, on March 7th. The event was held in Paris to give an overview of the extent of the humanitarian crisis and to call for political action.

Anne Héry, Director of Advocacy and Institutional Relations, Jean-Pierre Delommier, Director of Humanitarian Action and Emmanuel Sauvage, regional coordinator for Mine Action, shared Handicap International’s main recommendations.

Watch the video, in French with English subtitles:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDPWYwiSNno&w=560&h=315]

 


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