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HI shocked by vast rehabilitation needs in Beirut

Emergency
Lebanon

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.

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

Hospitals in Beirut are damaged and under-resourced.

To contribute to the collective humanitarian effort, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) will be providing wheelchairs, walking frames and other mobility aids to victims with serious immediate needs who may be discharged from hospital early. We will also distribute wound treatment kits containing alcohol, plasters and bandages to allow those with minor injuries to treat themselves at home and avoid over-burdening hospitals.

HI currently has a team of 98 staff in Lebanon who are all being re-deployed to respond to the crisis. Additional emergency response experts will arrive in the country in the coming days.

Date published: 06/08/20

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