EMERGENCY provides free, sustainable, high-quality healthcare to victims of war, poverty and landmines, alongside building hospitals, and training and employing local people to be medics.
Stories that epitomise our work:
While her family were having dinner in the garden, Hussna was hit in the head with a bullet when she was only 1 years old. She was taken to EMERGENCY’s hospital in Kabul where she received free, high-quality surgery. She is alive and well but the bullet remains – it was too dangerous to remove.
When Beniella was four, she was diagnosed with a heart condition. Thanks to EMERGENCY, she was flown from her home in Burundi to our Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Sudan, where she received free, high-quality surgery, and post-operative care, before being flown home and receiving life-long medication and check-ups.
Samad lost both of his legs to a landmine explosion when he was a child. Thanks to EMERGENCY, he received prostheses and life-long physiotherapy sessions before enrolling in one of our professional development courses where he learned to sew. He then set up a tailoring workshop which EMERGENCY helped him open.
What makes EMERGENCY unique?
Training and employing local people. 97% of our colleagues in the field are locals.
The exceptional quality of healthcare and training. We provide the same level of training, healthcare, health standards and hospital infrastructure as one would expect in a high-income country.
Long-term, sustainable focus. Through building hospitals and training local people to be medics, all of EMERGENCY projects aim to handover running of the hospital to the local community.