EGYPT – Coptic Woman who Lost Half her Face in Church Bombing Arrives in Germany for Operation Share

World Watch Monitor | Oct. 24, 2018

Samiha and her husband at the hospital in Aachen, Germany, where she will undergo a complicated operation to restore her face. (World Watch Monitor)

The Coptic Christian woman who lost the right side of her face in a bomb attack on her church in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, in 2016 is now in Germany for a complicated operation, World Watch Monitor has learnt.

Samiha Tawfiq will be treated at a university hospital in the western city of Aachen; she will first undergo some more medical tests in the coming weeks, which will be followed by what is expected to be a life-changing operation in December.

“The doctors told me that they will take a piece of bone from my leg to reconstruct the missing side of my face,” Samiha told a contact of the Christian charity Open Doors International. “They also told me they are going to restore the airway to my nose.”


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