Maidan Shahr is a town around 50km from Kabul, on the main road from the capital to Kandahar.
‘War here never ends. You admit a 13-year-old child and you realize that you already know him: you had admitted him before with another bullet injury. You admit an adult with a bullet injury in the head but during the surgery you find two bullets, the second is an old one. EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centres in Kabul and Lashkar-Gah admit almost 300 patients every month. This means that every month the two Surgical Centres are emptied and refilled 3 times’. – Cecilia Strada, EMERGENCY’s President