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HI provides "first aid" to 500 people

Emergency
Lebanon

Many of Beirut’s inhabitants were seriously injured when explosions ripped through the city’s port on 4 August. Nada Baghdadi, 27, suffered a severely broken leg.

 

Nada Baghdadi, 27, suffered a broken leg when two explosions ripped through the port of Beirut on 4 August.

Nada Baghdadi, 27, suffered a broken leg when two explosions ripped through the port of Beirut on 4 August. | ©Tom Nicholson / HI

Humanity & Inclusion’s (HI) voluntary workers have been reaching out to the residents of two Beirut neighbourhoods - Quarantine and Basta - to identify people with injuries and those who need help to overcome their ordeal.

Nada Baghdadi, who lives near the port of Beirut, was at home when the district was hit by two explosions on 4 August.

Emergency equipment

HI’s teams met with her to discuss her experience and provide her with emergency equipment and psychological first aid to help her recover from the disaster.
Since she finds it extremely hard to move around with her broken leg, HI has also provided her with a set of crutches to restore her independence.

Physiotherapy and cash assistance

 HI has been providing Nada with physical rehabilitation care to help her get back on her feet as soon as possible. She will also receive “cash assistance" to pay for essentials like food and medication.


"I'm so grateful for HI’s support. You were the first to come and see me,"

she says.

HI in Lebanon

HI has worked in Lebanon since 1992. It provides assistance to the most vulnerable individuals and people with disabilities and helps include them in community life. It also implements demining projects in the north of the country where people’s lives are still at risk from explosive devices left over from the 15-year civil war, which ended in 1990.

 

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