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Helping ease the suffering of injured people 3 September 2020

Many of Beirut’s inhabitants have been affected by the explosions that ripped through the city’s port on 4 August. Ramadan, 23, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo, who now lives in Beirut, is one of them.

  • Lebanon

Kay Reh injured by an explosive device as he worked in a field 3 September 2020

Since 2012, HI has provided some 13,000 people living in nine refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border with information on the risks from explosive devices.

 

  • Thailand

HI assisting the injured 3 September 2020

Many of Beirut’s inhabitants have been affected by the explosions that ripped through the city’s port on 4 August. Nour Khalaf, 33, has chronic lower back pain, aggravated by a fall she suffered in in the second explosion.

  • Lebanon

COVID-19 response: HI assisting schools in Madagascar 1 September 2020

HI has worked in Madagascar for a quarter of a century. In recent years, it has successfully developed an inclusive and solidarity education programme which ensures the most vulnerable students, including children with disabilities, are enrolled in school. Today, sixty schools are trained in Covid-19 prevention measures.

  • Madagascar

HI provides "first aid" to 500 people 1 September 2020

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.

 

  • Lebanon

HI provides "first aid" to 500 people 1 September 2020

Many of Beirut’s inhabitants were seriously injured when explosions ripped through the city’s port on 4 August. Chakif Mia, 36, suffered a serious leg injury.

 

  • Lebanon

HI provides 500 people with psychological "first aid" 28 August 2020

The explosion in Beirut on 4 August traumatised an entire population. Over the last fortnight, HI’s teams have provided emergency psychological assistance to some 500 people.
 

  • Lebanon

Lebanon: HI’s teams assisting the injured 28 August 2020

HI’s teams are conducting rehabilitation sessions and providing psychosocial support for victims of the explosions that ripped through Beirut on 4 August.

 

  • Lebanon

COVID-19: HI is striving to protect vulnerable people by continuing its work in Thailand 13 August 2020

Nipaporn Deang-Ro, one of HI’s physiotherapists, provides rehabilitation care in refugee camps. He explains how the organisation has adapted to the pandemic.

  • Thailand

Zeina, head of an HI emergency team in Beirut, describes the scale of the disaster 13 August 2020

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

  • Lebanon

Covid-19: HI assists people with disabilities in Kakuma refugee camp 13 August 2020

People with disabilities living in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. HI is raising their awareness of preventive measures to help protect them from the disease and allow them to continue working.

  • Kenya

HI shocked by vast rehabilitation needs in Beirut 6 August 2020

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.

  • Lebanon

Victims of explosion in Beirut will need HI’s help. 6 August 2020

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. HI’s expert team already based in the country is ready to help those in need.

  • Lebanon

COVID-19 response: HI provides financial support to the most vulnerable families 3 August 2020

HI's teams and its partners are working to help the worst affected families of children with disabilities survive the crisis. They are providing cash transfers to vulnerable families during the health emergency.

 

  • Madagascar

Tribute to Nizar and Stefan 24 July 2020

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the deaths of two of our demining colleagues in the Middle East on 20 July

  • International