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>> It's been two years since Brussels was the target of coordinated bombings which killed 32 people and wounded hundreds more. And while the country's Prime Minister attended commemorations at the city's airport where the first attack occurred, some survivors feel they have been abandoned by the authorities.>>
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> There is nothing that is organized. With regards to the support needed, there are people who are not well psychologically. But there is no serious follow up, the people are being abandoned.
00:00:19
>> We got no support from the government since these attacks, now it will be two years. They have had time to work on it but they have done nothing.>> Part of Walter Benjamin's right leg was amputated after he was caught in the airport blast. The government said last year it would grant survivors victim status, making them eligible for a pension and reimbursement of medical costs.
00:00:41
But Benjamin says Belgium has done too little to help survivors return to their daily lives.>>
00:00:58
You have to follow up yourself with the insurers to receive advance payments. There is a complete denial from the state. What they seem to be saying is that this was two years ago, now leave us alone. And then the question arises of what's going to become of us?
00:01:11
>> Three Islamic state bombers, all Belgian nationals, blew themselves up during the attacks on the airport and in a metro train. It sent authorities on a race to review security, and rekindle debate about lagging European security cooperation, and flaws in police surveillance.