Map: People with Disabilities

Joseph Al Ghafary

Joseph El-Ghafari, Lebanese, born in 1964, had his right leg amputated following the explosion at the port of Beirut. He still suffers from an untreated shoulder fracture, and he cannot afford the high treatment costs.

Minerva Nassour

Minerva Nassour is a Lebanese housewife born in 1957. On August 4, 2020, she was with her husband at Saint George Hospital when the explosion happened; she was severely injured and entered a coma for ten full days. She suffered from face deformation, and her shoulder fracture was fixed with hardware surgery. She is also facing difficulties using two of her fingers.

Mirna Habouch

Mirna Habbouch, Lebanese, born in 1984, was in the Karantina neighborhood at the time of the explosion on August 4, 2020. She lost vision in one eye, broke her hand, and sustained damage to her fingers. She underwent seven surgeries, but she still needs a cornea transplant and two other surgeries she postponed because of her difficult economic conditions, especially since she cannot work for more than two hours a day.

Souad Bared

Souad Bared, a Lebanese housewife born in 1929, is in urgent need of help. She sustained multiple fractures in the port explosion, weakening her body and requiring intensive hospital care. Today, despite the fact that she can move around with the support of a walker, it is impossible for her to perform house chores like she used to, and relies on other people’s support to cater to her basic needs.

Walid Nahas

Walid Nahas, a Lebanese painter born in 1937, he sustained an eye injury and lost his eyesight in the August 4 explosion in the port of Beirut while he was in front of his home in Noueiri in Beirut. He is currently unemployed, and he is undergoing long-term treatment.

Muhieddine El-Khatib

Muhieddine was working at the port of Beirut close to warehouse number 12 during the explosion. The sharp sound from the blast impacted his hearing. Today he suffers from partial hearing loss and from high blood pressure.

Liza Chakerian

Liza was hurt in the blast on August 4, 2020. Her hand and left leg were injured and she underwent multiple surgeries and long-term treatment for over a year. She also went for physical therapy, however, she still suffers from mobility problems.

Marie-Therese El Saddi

Marie-Therese’s shoulder ligaments were torn by the impact of the blast. Today, her hand is partially paralyzed, and she has difficulties using her thumb.

Ibrahim Berjawi

Ibrahim worked in jewelry making before the blast. During the explosion he sustained a severe eye injury and lost his vision. He did not receive any treatment due to his difficult economic condition. Today, he also suffers from tachycardia.

Yolla El Helo

Yolla was injured in the August 4 explosion, she severely fractured her right leg, and despite her long-term treatment, she still can’t walk like she used to.