HI shocked by vast rehabilitation needs in Beirut
The two huge explosions that devastated Beirut on Tuesday have caused a range of injuries including burns, fractures and amputations, as well as thousands of major and minor injuries caused by shattered glass. HI estimates that approximately 500 people are likely to need physical rehabilitation to aid their recovery.
A view shows the aftermath of the blast at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut, on August 4, 2020. Rescuers worked through the night after two enormous explosions ripped through Beirut's port, killing at least 100 people and injuring thousands. These explosions wrecked buildings across the Lebanese capital. | © Anwar AMRO / AFP