“At approximately 2pm, we started to receive some patients with injuries and burns, but there was no news yet about any explosion or attack.”
“We had a long history of treating war wounded, and then we expanded to include war victims which is a much broader concept, a woman who cannot have a safe pregnancy or a child who cannot be cured for a stupid preventible disease have to be considered victims of war as well.
Gino Strada, our fouder and war surgeon, defining EMERGENCY’s mission in Afghanistan in 2016.
A new year has begun amid harsh conditions and a humanitarian crisis, and Dr Gino’s words are as truthful as ever.
Year 23 of EMERGENCY’s commitment to Afghanistan begins.