Founding EMERGENCY was a gut reaction, not just a mental decision.
EMERGENCY doesn’t just mean war surgery – it means medicine, rights and equality.
Simply put, they provide care - in every sense of the word.
A couple of inches to the left or the right, and the shrapnel could have hit his head, or a vital organ, but fortunately he had the best protection any baby boy can have: his mother.
Thanks to you and to all midwives around the world.
War may have brought him here - but it didn't take away his spirit.
Here, we always try to see the glass as half full. Even here in the Intensive Care Unit, where we monitor patients after their operations, waiting for them to wake back up again.
EMERGENCY's doctors and nurses listen to testimonies like these from our patients in Afghanistan and Iraq too often.
It doesn't matter what you call her.What matters is that you keep her in your thoughts, today and every day.
More than half of these attacks occurred in in the capital, where EMERGENCY’s surgical centre has been offering treatment to victims of war since 2001.