Handicap International raises over £60,000 at the French Residence

More than £60,000 raised for Handicap International UK’s "Every Step Counts" campaign at a charity dinner hosted by Ambassor Bermann at the French Residence

10 June 2016

Ambassador Bermann hosted a succesful fundraising dinner for Handicap International UK at the French Residence in which more than £60,000 was raised.

Handicap International has accomplished astounding work since it was set up in Thailand in 1982 to support Cambodian refugees disabled by landmines.

Since then, it has helped millions of people recover from the dramatic circumstances of war as well as from accidents in daily life.

Handicap International works tirelessly alongside disabled and vulnerable people and helps to meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. The organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, alongside other organizations, for its successful campaign calling for a ban on landmines.

Handicap International now works in 60 countries around the globe: helping Syrian refugees, victims of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia and victims of last year’s earthquake in Nepal. It is currently running a new campaign, "Every Step Counts", which aims to raise essential funds to help disabled and injured people walk again by supporting sustainable rehabilitation care in the countries that most need it.

Published on 28/06/2016

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