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Photo: B. Almeras, Handicap International

"Everywhere the bombing followed us"

Forced displacement and the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Handicap International

Thursday, October 5, 2017

This report looks at how Syrian refugees have been driven out of their homes due to the use of explosive weapons. Specifically, the study shows how women, persons with disabilities and injuries, and the most vulnerable persons are particularly impacted by this multiple displacement pattern in terms of social and psychological consequences. 

The correlation between multiple forced displacements and the use of the explosive weapons was highlighted through a collection of testimonies and a survey conducted with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Additional research includes an analysis of the vulnerability of the target environment and the civilian population in relation to explosive weapons.

Resource type: report

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