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Last year, Jihan was severely burned when she was hit by a bombing in Mosul. A month ago, she fled the city with her family and took refuge in Hasansham camp, in Iraqi Kurdistan. One of Handicap International’s teams met with Jihan and suggested she take part in a physiotherapy session to learn some daily exercises, in order to ease her condition.

Jihan in her family’s tent. | © E. Fourt / Handicap International

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 Zeina, head of an HI emergency team in Beirut, describes the scale of the disaster
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Zeina, head of an HI emergency team in Beirut, describes the scale of the disaster

Zeina is coordinating a team of 25 emergency responders in Beirut. The situation is worse than she imagined possible – here’s her account:
 

HI shocked by vast rehabilitation needs in Beirut
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Emergency

HI shocked by vast rehabilitation needs in Beirut

Injuries caused by the huge blasts in Beirut that occurred on Tuesday include burns, fractures and amputations, in addition to thousands of minor and major wounds caused by shattered glass. 500 people are likely to need physical rehabilitation in order to recover.

Victims of explosion in Beirut will need HI’s help.
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Emergency

Victims of explosion in Beirut will need HI’s help.

Scenes of devastation following a huge explosion in Beirut leave no doubt as to the immediate and urgent needs of the more than 4,000 people injured. Humanity & Inclusion’s (HI) expert team already based in the country is ready to help those in need.