“We had a Long History of Treating War Wounded.”

“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

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.


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