Handicap International was founded in 1982 by Jean-Baptiste Richardier and his wife to work with victims and survivors of landmines in Cambodia. Since then its 3,500 staff, located in more than 60 countries worldwide, have worked on areas ranging from mine risk education to advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities. It was one of the six founding members of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and a co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize. Richardier won the 2011 Conrad D Hilton Humanitarian Prize for the organization’s efforts in alleviating human suffering.
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