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Celebration of International Disability Day

A celebration of International Disability Day took place on November 24,2016 at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the University of Balamand, with The Lebanon Mine Action Center at the Lebanese Army and in collaboration with the National Steering Committee on Mine Victims Assistance, in the presence of representatives of the United Nations Development Fund, The European Union, and hosted at the Saint Georges Health Complex and Saint Georges Hospital University Medical Center in Achrafieh, Beirut. The event also coincided with FHS celebrations for Independence Day!

Among the highlights were a concert given by the remarkable band and choir of the School for Blind and Deaf – Baabda; and an exhibition of products by the Disabled People Organizations, by members of the National Steering Committee on Mine Victim Assistance and by FHS students (Nursing Society and CPO). The event concluded with a reception and distribution of gifts to participants. The successful event demonstrated the tireless efforts of The National Steering Committee on Mine Victims Assistance to secure funding for assisting victims, especially from UNICEF, UNDP, the European Union, and other donors such as Marshall Legacy Foundation, as well as the support of the Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Social Affairs of Lebanon. ​
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