Since the summer of 2012 we have been working in Lebanon to support Syrian refugees that have been injured by fighting in Syria, by directly providing physiotherapy, mobility aids, and psychosocial support and supporting hospitals and clinics. Find out more
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Handicap International works in Lebanon to protect civilians from the danger of landmines and other unexploded ordnance. Our demining activities focus on the country's Northern Province where we are the only humanitarian organisation making contaminated land safe for civilians.
Although we began working in Lebanon in 1992, our activities have expanded in recent years in response to rising levels of conflict in the region. In 2007 we began clearing an area of land in the southern Tyre region, which had been contaminated by explosive remnants of war including hundreds of thousands of cluster munitions. 700,000 square metres of land have since been made safe and we have safely destroyed 140,000 sub-munitions. In 2008 we started demining activities in the area around the Nahr el Bared Palestine refugee camp.
Our current activities are taking place in the Northern Province, which is still contaminated by explosive remnants of war dating back to the civil war.
• Human Development Index: 71st of 187
• Life expectancy: 73 years
• Population: 4.3 million
Source: UNDP HDR 2011
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Since the summer of 2012 our emergency teams have been working in Lebanon to support Syrian refugees that have been injured in the conflict, by directly providing physiotherapy, mobility aids, and psychosocial support and supporting hospitals and clinics. Find out more
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Goal: To reduce the danger posed by landmines and other explosive remnants of war by clearing land. Our two demining teams work to detect and then safely detonate any dangerous weapons that they find in this difficult terrain. The demining teams work closely with local communities to conduct mine risk awareness education and keep communities up to date about their work.
Beneficiaries: Local communities in the region of Batroun in Lebanon's Northern Province.
Handicap International's emergency actions in response to the crisis in Syria are (or have been previously) funded by: