Handicap International

Handicap International Rehabilitates Cambodia's Land Mine Victims...KAMPONG CHAM, CAMBODIA - JANUARY 17: A woman poses with her prosthetic in the Handicap International Rehabilitation centre on January 17, 2014 in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Cambodia is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world; some estimate that there is as many as ten million mines in a country of 14.5 million people. Handicap International has been working in Cambodia for almost 30 years, supporting people with disabilities and victims of chronic diseases. The organisation gives priority to this people, working on injuries prevention. Prosthetic and rehabilitation are part of the main focus actions, which they have been doing in their physiotherapy centre in Kampong Cham since 2002. The number of beneficiaries has increased enormously since then, accompanied by a rise in orthotic and prosthetic production.

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A woman with a prosthetic leg waits at Handicap International’s rehabilitation centre in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. It is estimated that there are as many as 10m landmines in Cambodia, a country of 14.5m people. Handicap International has been working in Cambodia for almost 30 years, supporting people with disabilities and victims of chronic diseases. The organisation also promotes the prevention of injuries. Read more