Lorena Enebral Pérez, left, had worked with people in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Malawi, the Sahara, and Tanzania

Lorena Enebral Pérez honoured by home town

Lorena Enebral Pérez, the Spanish amputee rehabilitation specialist who was shot and killed by a man she was treating at a Red Cross rehabilitation centre in Afghanistan, has been honoured by the town in which she lived.

The town of Pozuelo marked the first anniversary of her death by holding a ceremony to unveil a plaque, naming a children’s playground and a gazebo in her memory.

Lorena, 38, was working with a 21-year-old man living with polio when he fired a single shot which resulted in a chest wound. She was taken to the NATO military base hospital at Camp Marmal, but died from the injury. She had been working as a humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan for more than a year, and had previously worked in Ethiopia, Malawi, the Sahara, and Tanzania.

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