On August 4, 2020, Nadine Khaouli was driving from her village to Beirut City when a powerful explosion rocked the 5,000-year-old city, killing more than 200 people and displacing 300,000 of them. Nadine's lifelong mission to end poverty and bring “essential dignity” to everyone in Lebanon grew even more urgent.
The next day, she and her Kafe be Kafak (Hand in Hand) team were on the scene, providing crisis triage, supplies and shelter for displaced families. Passionate about the wellbeing of the Lebanese people, Nadine uses social media to connect with others about her humanitarian efforts and petition for more transparency from government agencies. As the UNDP Lebanon Youth Development Delegate, Nadine is taking her human-rights advocacy global, leading virtual workshops and training for young people around the world who are aligned to the Global Goals.