News and Stories

News and Stories

July 26, 2016
Patients recover in a ward at the Emergency hospital in Lashkargah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Sunday, August 25, 2013.  From January to July 2013, the Emergency Hospital in Lashkargah admitted 1167 war wounded patients, an increase of 90% over the year before, over one third of them minors. As the pullout of US troops continues and fighting increases between the Afghan forces and the Taliban, more and more civilians are being killed and wounded. According to a UNAMA report civilian casualties are up 23% in 2013, and 74% are caused by the Taliban.

How to Explain War to a Nine Year Old?

The war is when you are in your family’s house and, all of a sudden, […]
July 25, 2016
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Aboard the Responder

“I got to know them on the Responder, in the middle of the Mediterranean. It […]
July 25, 2016
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Saving the Youngest

She was on a dinghy.  Indeed, we went with MOAS to rescue her on the […]
July 20, 2016

Rescue At Sea

“We woke-up at 4 o’clock in the morning. The Responder, the MOAS migrant rescue ship […]