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Terrorist attack in Dahab, Egypt

How we helped when this nomad got burned in a fire blast in Egypt

I was lucky to survive a fire blast in Egypt, where I was admitted to hospital in a town close to Dahab, with neck, face and leg injuries. I was diagnosed with a fracture dislocation in the right shoulder and arm, lacerations all over my body and a broken finger. They also carried out exploratory surgery on my abdomen, before transferring me to Cairo for further examination and treatment.

Australian in Egypt.

How World Nomads helped

Air ambulance, specialist surgery, flights and accommodation for immediate family to fly to Cairo to be with our World Nomad.


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