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Ottobock provides emergency relief with wheelchair donation after Beirut explosion

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Together with the Ottobock Global Foundation, Ottobock has provided emergency relief to the people of Beirut, sending more than 100 wheelchairs to help with the aftermath of the explosion.

Commenting on the work, Hans Georg Näder, owner of Ottobock, said: “The people need our support quickly now. The majority of the population in Lebanon lives in Beirut. So almost every family is affected by the disaster.”

While the company’s CSO Oliver Jakobi, added: “Local medical care is particularly important now. Together with the German logistics partner ZUFALL, our team made it possible to deliver aid in a short time. I would like to thank everyone involved in this.”

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The Ottobock site in Königsee will provide wheelchairs that were shipped to Beirut.

The company then spoke to aid organisations on site to find out to what extent further fittings, especially with prostheses, were necessary.

As a long-standing partner of Ottobock, the German logistics partner ZUFALL was responsible for shipping the wheelchairs.

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