I realise my plane is touching down on the runway in Italy. All I can do is repeat to myself the promise I’ve always made to our colleagues back in Afghanistan, and which I intend to keep: to return.
‘Some of the hugs they give me literally make me quiver’
There’s one thing I’m sure of and that’s the pure, gentle love that exists between a father and son. Just for a moment, it gives you a glimpse of beauty amid the horror of this war.
In the face of conflict, our human spirit and solidarity will always endure.
We had decided to leave forever, but I became a paraplegic at 23 years of age. What will we do now?
Sometimes it's really tough, but we have no intention of stopping.
I would often tell myself, ‘If other people have done it before, so can you!’ and in the end I really did it.
Meanwhile, a question will stay with us: if you lose your facial features, how do you remain yourself?
This is our mission. Trying to obstruct it is unacceptable and represents a serious violation of international humanitarian law, as well as putting thousands of victims’ lives at risk”, concludes Rossella Miccio, President of EMERGENCY.
So far, we have treated more than 5 million patients at our First Aid Posts (FAPs).