Completed Programs

Rwanda, 1994 - EMERGENCY renovated and reopened the surgical department of Kigali Hospital in Rwanda. Over a period of four months, surgical assistance was provided for more than 600 war casualties and landmine victims. A maternity ward was reopened so that more than 2,500 patients received medical and surgical assistance.

Iraq, 1996-2005 - EMERGENCY built a Surgical Center in Sulaimaniya, Northern Iraq, to treat landmine victims. The facilities include a burn unit and a unit for the treatment of spinal cord injuries. In 2005, the Center and the network of 22 first aid posts were handed over to the local health authorities.

Iraq, 1998-2005 - EMERGENCY built a Surgical Center in Erbil, Northern Iraq, to treat landmine victims. The facilities include a burn unit and a unit for the treatment of spinal cord injuries. In 2005, the Center was handed over to the local health authorities.

Cambodia, 1998 - EMERGENCY built and ran a Surgical Center in Battambang and five first aid posts in the Samlot district.

Serbia, 1999 - EMERGENCY supported the Jova Jovanovic Zmaj orphanage in Belgrade, Serbia.

Eritrea, 2000 - EMERGENCY sent a surgical team to Eritrea in response to a request from the Italian Office for Cooperation and Development. During the two-month mission the EMERGENCY team worked in the Mekane Hiwet Hospital in Asmara, treating victims of the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Iraq, 2001 - EMERGENCY built a Prosthesis and Rehabilitation Center in Diana, in Northern Iraq, and transferred it to the local health authorities.

Nicaragua, 2000-2004 - EMERGENCY provided pharmaceutical supplies to "Casa de la Mujer," a network of women’s centers in Managua. The dispensaries assist female cancer patients in addition to providing assistance to women with diabetes.

Iraq, 2003 - EMERGENCY supplied Al-Kindi Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq with generator fuel, medicines and consumable materials. In the same period, tons of medical supplies were donated to the hospital in Karbala, 70 miles south of Baghdad.

Algeria, 2003
- EMERGENCY set up a Prosthesis and Rehabilitation Center in Medea. An existing clinic within the public hospital compound was renovated and equipped, and EMERGENCY trained Algerian staff to deliver specialized care. The center, named Amal ("Hope" in Arabic), was transferred to local health authorities in 2004.

Iraq, 2003 - EMERGENCY built a Prosthesis and Rehabilitation Center in Dohuk, Northern Iraq, and handed it over to local health authorities.

Angola, 2003
- EMERGENCY intervened in Angola at the request of a local religious organization in Benguela Province. Two health centers were refurbished and equipped with medicines and consumable supplies. EMERGENCY managed the clinic and trained Angolan medical staff for one year.

Palestine, 2003-2004 - A surgical team worked in the orthopedic department of Jenin Public Hospital, Palestine. EMERGENCY built a new orthopedic ward, a new department of physiotherapy, and a hospital kitchen and canteen. EMERGENCY was also responsible for professional training of the Palestinian medical staff.

Iraq, 2004 - EMERGENCY supported the people of Falluja during the siege of the city in May 2004. Relief items, water and pharmaceutical supplies were given to community leaders and to the local public hospital.

Sudan, 2004-2005 - EMERGENCY rebuilt and equipped the emergency surgical department of the university hospital of Al Fashir in North Darfur, Sudan. The structure includes an operating room and 20-bed ward. The department was transferred to the Ministry of Health in August 2005.

Sri Lanka, 2004-2007 - In the aftermath of the tsunami, in December 2004, EMERGENCY supplied the Katulara hospital with surgical instruments and medical consumables. EMERGENCY financed the rebuilding of Punochchimunai, a village on Sri Lanka's eastern coast that was destroyed by the tsunami, providing 91 houses for the villagers, wells, a health center, a nursery school and a community center. EMERGENCY supplied children with school kits and distributed 30 motor boats, 40 canoes and 700 fishing nets among the men of the village, allowing them to resume fishing, which is the main source of income in the region.

Libya, 2011 - EMERGENCY sent a war surgery team to establish a program in the city of Misurata while it was under siege.

Cambodia, 2012 - After 14 years of activity, EMERGENCY handed over the Surgical Center in Battambang.

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