As Nadine Khaouli drove from her village to Beirut on August 4, 2020, a powerful explosion rocked the 5,000-year-old capital city. The blast killed more than 200 people and displaced 300,000. In an instant, Nadine's mission to end poverty and bring “essential dignity” to everyone in Lebanon became even more urgent. The next day, she and her Kafe be Kafak team provided crisis triage, supplies and shelter for families whose world was upended by the blast.
Nadine uses social media to publicize her humanitarian efforts and to petition for more transparency from government agencies. As the UNDP Lebanon Youth Development Delegate, Nadine takes her human rights advocacy global, leading virtual workshops and training sessions for young people around the world.