Where We Work
Since 1994, EMERGENCY has worked in 17 countries and built Surgical Centers, Rehabilitation Centers, Pediatric Clinics, First Aid Posts, Primary Healthcare Clinics, a Maternity Hospital and a Hospital for Cardiac Surgery. Following requests from local authorities and other organizations, EMERGENCY has also helped to renovate and equip pre-existing health facilities.
EMERGENCY aims to create programs that will not only guarantee free-of-charge high quality medical and surgical care, but that also foster empowerment and sustainability. For this reason EMERGENCY trains local doctors, nurses and midwives, thus leaving a legacy behind through the hospitals it builds. Additionally, EMERGENCY is committed to promoting a culture of peace and respect for human rights not only in the countries where its medical and surgical projects are based, but everywhere in the world.
At present, EMERGENCY has active programs in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Italy, Sierra Leone and Sudan. EMERGENCY has completed programs in Algeria, Angola, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Serbia Sri Lanka, the Occupied Territory of Palestine, and Cambodia.
Since its creation, EMERGENCY has provided assistance to 9 million people, treating 1 patient every 2 minutes for 24 years.