ALERT – Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) releases its 6th annual report on the use of explosive weapons

ALERT – Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) releases its 6th annual report on the use of explosive weapons

Posted by: on May 15, 2017 | No Comments

According to this last report, 45,624 people were killed or injured by explosive weapons in 2016. 70% of the victims were civilians.

ALERT – Yemen: starving beneath the bombs

ALERT – Yemen: starving beneath the bombs

Posted by: on Apr 25, 2017 | No Comments

Today, 25th of April, a Donor Conference on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen opens in Geneva, chaired by the United Nations General Secretary, Antonio Guterres. Handicap International is cosigning an opinion editorial on Lemonde.fr with Médecins du Monde, Action Contre la Faim, Première Urgence Internationale and Care.

ALERT – 4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

ALERT – 4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Posted by: on Apr 4, 2017 | No Comments

2015 saw a record increase in the number of casualties of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), up 75% from 2014. The vast majority of people killed and injured in these attacks were civilians.

ALERT – Syria: A country in crisis for six years

ALERT – Syria: A country in crisis for six years

Posted by: on Mar 15, 2017 | No Comments

March 15th marks the sixth anniversary of the Syrian crisis. Since 2011, more than 300,000 Syrians have died and one million have been injured. Close to 5 million people have fled the country and 6.5 million have been internally displaced.