23 years ago, EMERGENCY opened a First Aid Post in Afghanistan.
Dr Khushal 1/2
Meet Dr Khushal, War Surgeon at EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre in Lashkar-Gah, Afghanistan. Here, amongst hundreds of other local staff members, Dr Khushal has helped treat over 2000 victims so far this year.
In 2020, Afghans were not just hit by a global pandemic, but also continued to endure an endless conflict that wounds and kills so many people.
“I became a war surgeon because of the situation which is happening in Helmand province in Afghanistan. It was interesting to work with the international staff and surgeons, to improve my knowledge and experience.
If EMERGENCY wasn’t here, our patients, our people, would face big problems.
I learnt a lot from the team of EMERGENCY. They really work with us in the heart and in a very critical situation. As I learnt from them, I would also like to share my experience with everybody: there is no limitation.”
The EMERGENCY Surgical Centre for War Victims in Lashkar-Gah is funded by EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO.