Navia Al Ghawee

Navia is a university student. She was injured during the explosion on August 4, 2020, when a bookcase fell on her back. She was confined to her bed for six months and she could not move; later on, she started using a walker. Today, Navia attends physical and psychological therapy sessions.

Suzan Khatib

Suzanne is a shoe-shop owner. On August 4, 2020, she sustained a severe injury to her left eye, as she was visiting her parents in Beirut. Suzanne suffers from damaged vision as a result of the blast.

Bilal Dana

Bilal is a fashion designer. On August 4, 2020, he sustained injuries to his left leg and right hand; he still needs physical therapy sessions to overcome his condition and face the rest of his life. Despite undergoing several surgical operations and a 2-month hospital stay, Bilal still removed shards of glass from his body for a while.

Issam Faraoun

Issam was home in Achrafieh during the explosion, and he sustained multiple bodily injuries from the glass falling over his body. He stayed at the hospital for a week and his tests showed a hearing loss in his left ear affecting his balance.

Nancy Matar

Nancy works at Bank Audi. On August 4, 2020, she was home in Ashrafieh during the explosion, and she sustained head and eye injuries, and shards of glass cut through her wrist. Until today, Nancy still suffers from blurred vision, and she feels a numbing pain in her left side, especially when she gets cold.

Mohammed El Masri

Mohamed worked as a tile setter. He was severely injured in the August 4 explosion as the ceiling of his Achrafieh home collapsed on his head. He stayed in Lebanon for a year after the blast, but he moved back to Syria when he lost his job. Due to the severity of his injury, he still can’t work any job today.

George Abi Saad

George worked at the Maronite Archdiocese of Beirut. He sustained a severe head and multiple bodily injuries in the August 4 explosion at the port of Beirut. He currently has trouble moving, and suffers from hearing challenges, despite the medical treatment he received.

Eliass El-Diri

On August 4, 2020, journalist and writer Elias El-Diri was injured while watching the fire at the port of Beirut from his home window. He was treated and his medical condition is stable. However, Elias still undergoes physical therapy and takes multiple medicines.

Farida El-Diri

Farida, a housewife, was home during the August 4 explosion at the port of Beirut. She sustained injuries to her feet and her house was reduced to rubble. Farida still received regular treatment and her medical condition has progressively improved, however, she still relies on painkillers.

Claudine Smatt

Claudine works at a car rental. She sustained a severe head injury in the August 4 explosion, but she was not operated on, instead, her wound was stitched without anaesthesia. Claudine still lives in fear, she calls for justice and believes the truth should be unveiled.

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