Cornwall Resident Begins Epic 520-Mile Pyrenees Hike for EMERGENCY
July 12, 2022
Everyone at EMERGENCY UK is cheering on the wonderful Nic Beretta, who has started a two-month, 47 stage, 40,000 metre elevation, 520 mile/840km-long hike through the Pyrenees to raise money for EMERGENCY. Nic is tackling the menacing GR11 trail, one of the longest hiking routes in Europe, in aid of EMERGENCY, Amnesty International and the…
J. arrived at our hospital in Kabul around two months ago, together with his two little cousins. All three were injured when a landmine exploded. They were playing when they found a small object. It looked like it was made of steel. It exploded when J. tried to open it. The three cousins were all…
ISHKAR Launch Photography Print Sale for Afghanistan
July 1, 2022
Our amazing friends at ISHKAR have launched a stunning photography print sale for the third year in a row, with all proceeds going towards EMERGENCY’s projects in Afghanistan. 19 internationally-renowned photographers have donated their work, including Steve McCurry, Zahra Khodadadi, Lorenzo Tugnoli, Farshad Usyan, Andrew Quilty, Elise Blanchard, Matthieu Paley, Michael Christopher Brown, and many…
“My dream? To Have Hospitals Like This All Over the Country.”
May 24, 2022
“Elizabeth is a very determined person,” says Giacomo Menaldo, Country Director. “She understands the importance of this hospital. She could have earned much more money elsewhere, but working alongside our doctors is exactly what spurs her on.” This is how Giacomo, our Country Director in Uganda, introduces Elizabeth, a Ugandan colleague at the Children’s Surgical…
One year ago, EMERGENCY opened the state-of-the-art Children’s Surgical Hospital in Entebbe, Uganda, which puts the human right to healthcare into practice every day. It is above all a place that provides hope to its young patients and their families. Combining medical, architectural and environmental excellence, the hospital is home to over 380 local and…
“Several Come Back, Even If Only to Say Thank You and That They Feel Better.”
May 10, 2022
“They often show us photos of their children, their home, their pets… thus starting the process of reconstructing the temporal continuity interrupted by the war, tying together that ‘before’ and ‘after’.”
“To Build A Society Without That Terrible Disease, Which Is War.”
March 24, 2022
Emanuele Nannini, EMERGENCY’s Country Director in Afghanistan, joined a roundtable last Tuesday, where he shared how hospitals perceive the current status of humanitarian aid in the country. “Healthcare is always one of the most affected areas, just as it is now. Access to it is still a privilege. Our hospitals are free of charge but…
With the Help of EMERGENCY I Managed to Find My Way
January 4, 2022
At ‘Best Shoes’, Ako ensures a dignified life for him and his family. Ako has been living with a severe disability since he was 11: he lost his left hand, part of his right hand, and one eye completely due to a landmine. “I was a child. I was returning to my village, Gawrade, together…
More Than 12,000 Children Have Been Seen in the One Year Since Our Paediatric Centre in Nyala Reopened.
November 24, 2021
“The humanitarian situation in South Darfur is very difficult. A large part of the population lives in extreme poverty without access to basic health services. The high rate of malnutrition makes the needs of the youngest children increasingly urgent.”
G20 Flash Mob Unleashed by Activists from Oxfam, EMERGENCY and Amnesty International, Members of the People’s Vaccine Alliance.
October 29, 2021
This was an appeal to world leaders to suspend monopolies on Covid vaccines and allow them to be produced in low-income countries, where just 1.8% of the population are currently vaccinated. Italy has made its stance clear and is taking courageous and genuinely effective action to get universal access to vaccines.
Still Helping with Cardiac Treatment at Orotta Hospital in Asmara, Eritrea.
October 25, 2021
In early July 2021 began the second phase of our ‘Emergency initiative in support of the cardiology clinic at Orotta Hospital in Eritrea’. Located in the capital of Asmara, this is the country’s main public hospital.
Our Work in Anabah Continues, as It Does Across Afghanistan.
September 1, 2021
EMERGENCY runs two major hospitals in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley: the Anabah Maternity Centre, and the Surgical & Paediatric Centre – providing free, high-quality healthcare to people living in the province and beyond.
Terrible violence hit Kabul today. Explosions in the vicinity of the airport, packed with people trying to leave the country, have left dozens of people dead and wounded.⠀ ⠀ The EMERGENCY Kabul Surgical Centre received a massive influx of patients almost immediately. We can confirm over 60 patients arrived so far, with more than a…
“He was absolutely dedicated to helping humanity. His whole life was dedicated to that one cause….He was somebody that believed in the end of war. He believed that, as a surgeon, he had to find the root cause of the problem for his patients, and the root cause of that problem was war – and…
Yemen: Training Healthcare Workers in Pre-Hospital Trauma Care
May 29, 2021
The room is clean, quiet and well lit. Before us are doctors, nurses and ambulance drivers, but none of them are wearing their white coats. They’re in their own clothes – jackets and shirts, some of them even fancy ones. ‘What time is it?’ ‘Nine.’ ‘OK. Let’s get started.’ We’re inside Al-Thawra Hospital in Sana’a,…
Rossella Miccio, President of EMERGENCY, for the GOLA Podcast
May 19, 2021
In the episode, our president Rossella Miccio explains the lifeline delivery service that we developed, and the long-term medical and psychological intervention we provide to vulnerable people in our healthcare facilities and mobile clinics around Italy.
Afghanistan: Bomb Near School Kills Dozens Of Students
May 8, 2021
EMERGENCY’S SURGICAL CENTRE FOR WAR VICTIMS HAS RECEIVED 26 INJURED PATIENTS AND ONE PERSON DEAD ON ARRIVAL At least 40 people have been killed and 52 more injured by a bomb explosion near a school in the Dasht-e-Barchi area in Kabul this afternoon, according to local sources. Marco Puntin, EMERGENCY’s Programme Coordinator in Afghanistan, said:…
Surge in Admissions at Our Hospital for War Victims in Lashkar-Gah.
May 4, 2021
EMERGENCY: WIDESPREAD CLASHES IN HELMAND. SURGE IN ADMISSIONS AT OUR HOSPITAL FOR WAR VICTIMS IN LASHKAR-GAH. EMERGENCY can confirm that it is receiving large numbers of war-wounded patients at its Surgical Centre for War Victims in Lashkar-Gah, Helmand Province, as a result of widespread clashes in the area. Since 1 May, the hospital has received…
EMERGENCY on Biden announcement: “As always, it is Afghan civilians that will suffer”
April 16, 2021
After 20 years of war, President Joe Biden has announced the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. NATO forces will follow suit and return home. EMERGENCY has been present in Afghanistan since 1999, running a network of hospitals and healthcare clinics that have treated over 7 million patients so far. We have seen the impact…
Two-Thirds of Epidemiologists Warn Mutations Could Render Current COVID Vaccines Ineffective in a Year or Less
March 30, 2021
New survey from People’s Vaccine Alliance shows urgency of vaccinating all countries Epidemiologists, from some of the world’s leading academic institutions, delivered a stark warning today of the risk the world is taking by failing to ensure all countries have sufficient vaccines to protect people from COVID-19. In a survey of 77 epidemiologists from 28…
OPEN ARMS – EMERGENCY: 219 Survivors On Board The Open Arms Vessel.
March 29, 2021
After conducting a rescue mission on Saturday and spending Sunday assessing the area, the Open Arms vessel, with EMERGENCY personnel on board, has just completed another rescue operation of two other boats in distress in the Maltese SAR zone
The EMERGENCY UK volunteers group invite you to join them on an epic, 6,707km journey in support of EMERGENCY’s projects in Afghanistan! Join MOVE for EMERGENCY, the new virtual challenge event where you can cycle, run, swim, walk or move any way you like to help Team EMERGENCY get from London to Kabul. Taking part…
On 11 March 2020, the WHO Declared a Global Pandemic. One Year On, We Have a Vaccine But We Must Have a #PeoplesVaccine for Everyone, Everywhere.
March 11, 2021
Heath is a human right. The global COVID-19 vaccination campaign is a chance for the world to prove it. On 11 March 2020, the WHO declared a global pandemic. One year on, we have a vaccine that can bring an end to the damage and suffering caused by COVID-19, but inequality and greed are once again proving to…
“Our Response to the Current Medical Crisis Cannot Ignore People Trapped in Other Crises”
February 19, 2021
“S is 31 years old. He arrived in Italy a little over a month ago, having made an exhausting journey on foot from Pakistan to Milan, via the Balkan route. To make the journey even harder, one of his feet was horribly broken and went untreated.
EMERGENCY Wins Eesc Civil Solidarity Prize for Its Cross-Border Battle With the Pandemic
February 15, 2021
The Italian NGO EMERGENCY is among 23 projects from the EU and the UK that have received the award for their outstanding contribution to fighting COVID-19 and its disastrous consequences. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has awarded the Civil Solidarity Prize to the humanitarian NGO EMERGENCY for its invaluable role on the front…
Monopolies Causing “Artificial Rationing” in COVID-19 Crisis as 3 Biggest Global Vaccine Giants Sit on Sidelines
February 5, 2021
The supply of safe and effective vaccines for all is being artificially rationed because of the protection of exclusive rights and monopolies of pharmaceutical corporations, the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today.
“You Have Always Been By My Side And Made Me Happy”
January 23, 2021
22-year-old Sharifa is one of the thousands of Afghan mothers struggling to overcome the hurdles that are posed by a healthcare system weakened by decades of war, poor facilities, and social and cultural barriers that are difficult to break.
Astronaut, cook, teacher, scientist, fireman, vet, musician and superhero are just some of the answers children give when they are asked what they want to be when they grow up. Here at our Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Sudan, we ask our young patients that same question, to make their time recovering or waiting…
The medical crisis that has affected Italy in 2020 is beginning to leave another crisis in its wake. A new poverty is becoming a daily reality for many people. Large families, old people living alone, poor young people and workers in the industries hardest hit by the crisis have found themselves struggling to feed themselves and…
Covid-19 | Calabria: EMERGENCY Launches Rapid Antigen Swab Service in Collaboration With Polistena Council
November 26, 2020
At the request of Polistena municipal council, as of Friday, 27 November, EMERGENCY will be running a rapid swab service for the most vulnerable people in the area and those most at risk from the virus.
At EMERGENCY, we knew that we couldn’t stop this year. We did everything we could to make sure we continued providing our medical care, even starting new projects so that we could be there for the most vulnerable people during this pandemic.
OPEN ARMS – EMERGENCY: “Formalised Search, Rescue And Landing Protocols in Line With International Coventions are Necessary to Protect the Health and Safety Of Crew And Rescued People On Board Humanitarian Ships”.
September 17, 2020
We are waiting to know when and how they can disembark.
OPEN ARMS – EMERGENCY: Sixth Day Waiting to Disembark 278 People on Board. Malta and Italy deny a Medical Evacuation Request and a Safe Harbour.
September 14, 2020
After carrying out three rescue missions between 08/09 and 10/09, two in the Maltese SAR area, and one in the Libyan SAR area, the Open Arms vessel has been waiting for six days for a safe harbour to disembark 278 people on board, who are in need of immediate assistance and care. There are currently 260 males on…
Ishkar for EMERGENCY: A Side of Afghanistan Rarely Seen in the News.
August 10, 2020
16 extraordinary photographers. 24 images showing a side of Afghanistan rarely seen in the news. London-based social enterprise Ishkar has launched a photography print sale fundraiser in support of EMERGENCY’s projects in Afghanistan. The images have been generously donated by internationally-renowned photographers and depict moments of normality and extraordinary beauty in Afghanistan, a country that…
Mayo is a refugee camp on the outskirts of Khartoum. EMERGENCY runs the only free clinic here, providing paediatric care in an area home to around 300,000 refugees and IDPs. Since 2005, our staff have worked tirelessly to provide high-quality medical support to children, alongside antenatal care and screening programmes for malnutrition. Malnutrition is widespread…
Ache is 14 years old. She arrived at our Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Khartoum on Valentine’s Day, just a few weeks before COVID-19 turned into a real medical crisis for the whole world. To get from Chad to Sudan, Ache hopped on a plane alongside her brother who wanted to be by her…
Part of This ‘Revolution’ Is the Role That Pharmacists Play
July 16, 2020
“What I hope to bring back with me is the patience and composure of the Sudanese people. What I am sure of is that I will always remember the gratitude of the patients here, although all I’m doing is simply what is needed, helping people access their human right to medicine, nothing more.” Iza is…
Treating Patients Is Crucial, but It Is Not Enough on Its Own.
June 25, 2020
Alessandro is an intensive care nurse. After 4 years working in the UK, he felt like he needed a new challenge and decided to join EMERGENCY. In Sudan, he takes care of children in the ICU ward. “I am always touched by the dignity and the strength they show in there”. For us, treating patients…
‘Who ever would’ve thought I’d be treated by EMERGENCY in Bergamo?!’ said Elio to me last week. He’s a patient in the intensive care ward at the field hospital that we helped build and run in Bergamo, northern Italy. And thinking about it now, on EMERGENCY’s 26th birthday, I don’t believe any of the people…
On this special day, the beginning of Ramadan, our president Rossella has a message to all Muslims around the world. We join her and say: Ramadan Kareem! May the spirit of fraternity and commitment encouraged by the holy month be an example to us all as we face this global challenge. Let’s work towards…