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“I looked at his leg and, deep down, I knew”

Iraq

Abdel Rahman was caught in a bombing in Mosul last May, which led to the loss of his leg. He now lives with his family in Hasansham displaced people’s camp, where Handicap International (HI) provides him with rehabilitation care and psychological support.  

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Mohammad does rehabilitation exercises with Abdel Rahman | © E. Fourt / Handicap International

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1.8 million square metres of land cleared by HI since 2016
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Explosive weapons

1.8 million square metres of land cleared by HI since 2016

HI has been conducting land release operations in Iraq since 2016. Clearance is currently underway in Kirkuk.

Interview with Laurie Druelle, Head of Partnerships for Armed Violence Reduction
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Explosive weapons

Interview with Laurie Druelle, Head of Partnerships for Armed Violence Reduction

Laurie Druelle is in charge of partnerships for Armed Violence Reduction. Having joined HI in March 2019, Laurie has since supervised risk education activities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Fresh back from Iraq, we asked her a few questions.

 Western Mosul: ghost town
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Western Mosul: ghost town

Between October 2016 and July 2017, Mosul, in Nineveh province, was the scene of heavy fighting. The intensive use of explosive weapons such as bombs and improvised mines was particularly destructive in the western half of the city. More than 500,000 people are still displaced in camps.