On Wednesday 11 January at 4pm, there was an explosion near the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul.
“I still remember that eight-year-old boy I took care of in the very first month on the job. He had lost one leg in an explosion. He asked me to help him to scratch an itch on his foot. But it was the foot that he didn’t have anymore. He made my eyes fill with tears for what he was going through. But from that moment on, I have felt proud and motivated to support the Afghan people with the medical care which EMERGENCY provides.”
Zabihullah is our Head Nurse at the Kabul Surgical Centre for War Victims in Afghanistan, and has worked for EMERGENCY since 2005. International Nurses Day is an opportunity to recognise Zabihullah and all his nurse colleagues in Afghanistan, who give care and hope to the thousands of war victims that enter our wards every year.
“Now EMERGENCY is my home, and the patients are my family. I hope the war will end in our country. I really wish I could see this hospital empty one day”.
The EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul is funded by the EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid