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After fleeing Syria, Amer was victim of a car accident

Emergency Rehabilitation
Jordan

Amer, 38, is a worker and lives with his wife, their child and his parents in Baqaa Camp, Jordan. After fleeing the war in Syria, he found a job in maintenance and started to rebuild his life. But then, a terrible accident in 2019 left him with two fractured legs.

Amer does balance exercices with an HI physiotherapist.

Amer does balance exercices with an HI physiotherapist. | © HI

Amer was badly injured in a traffic accident in April 2019 in the Wadi Rum area of Jordan, while heading to work. He suffered from a left hip joint and a right leg fracture. HI has been supporting him to ensure he recovers from his injuries.

Almost a month after the accident, he was visited by HI’s team. They evaluated how to improve Amer’s physical condition.

“I am disabled and that prevents me from going to work”,

he told our team. 

Rehabilitation with HI

Amer then started physiotherapy.

"HI provided me with physical therapy sessions including exercises and training to stand up and walk. I was given a pair of crutches and I was trained on how to use them and walk with them”,

he explains.

Before that, Amer was using a wheelchair and was not able to move around easily. He is now independent.

Self-esteem

Amer has been able to recover quickly from his injuries. He has gained self-confidence to do daily tasks by himself such as climbing stairs or using bathrooms and is ready to go back to work.

HI's response to the Syrian Crisis

HI and its local partners have been assisting Syrian refugees and vulnerable people in Jordan and in Lebanon since 2012.

In Jordan, in 2019:

  • HI and its partners provided rehabilitation sessions to 3,215 people.
  • HI supplied 382 people with mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, and crutches.
  • HI supported more than 400 people with psychological and social aid.
  • HI worked with 11 local partners.

In Lebanon, in 2019:

  • HI and its partners provided rehabilitation sessions to more than 3,000 people and supplied around 500 people with mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, and crutches.
  • HI supported around 220 people with psychological support.
  • HI conducted 2,000 Risk Education sessions on the dangers of unexploded weapons, which reached more than 40,000 people.
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