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…
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…
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…
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…
“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…
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,…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
‘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…
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…
EMERGENCY Supports Migrants and Homeless During COVID-19 Outbreak
March 17, 2020
Homeless people, migrants living in shelters, seasonal workers living in shacks. At the moment we are doing our best to help the many people at risk from two things – being ill and being abandoned,” says Rossella Miccio, President of EMERGENCY.
The third quarter was a period of unprecedented violence, according to UNAMA, before we witnessed a decrease during the final quarter and the start of 2020. It continues to be difficult to conceive of ‘peace’ in Afghanistan at the moment.” Marco concludes.
EMERGENCY STATEMENT ON THE ONGOING SITUATION IN GREECE “IT’S TIME FOR EUROPE TO CHANGE COURSE”
March 3, 2020
“Police use tear gas against migrants attempting to cross the Greek border. The coast guard shoot at a refugee boat. Far-right militants use sticks and rocks to attack migrants on the Greek islands. The Prime Minister announces the suspension of…
📌 As our President Rossella Miccio once wrote, there are walls, and then there are walls: walls of exclusion, tearing people apart, but also walls of inclusion, bringing people together, defeating differences and discrimination. EMERGENCY’s hospitals are made of walls,…
Yesterday, we received 12 wounded patients at EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul. At around 7pm local time, two bicycle bombs went off in the city centre, hitting dozens of people, some of them young pupils from a local school. The attack followed another the…
There are people who dedicate themselves to this organisation for years. Laura is one of them. She’s been with us since 2009. Laura is a nurse. We met her in a ward at the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery. What she said took…
‘It’s my first time in Sulaymaniyah,’ continues Emad, who is from Mosul. ‘I had another prosthesis before, but it didn’t fit very well. This one I can really move. It feels like part of my body. This is really a hand worthy of the name. A hand that fits my body.’
Living ‘Small Small’: What I Learnt On My First Mission in Sierra Leone
January 16, 2020
Taking things ‘small small’ sometimes makes you happier than you think. I’m certain, because I’ve felt it myself. I’ve spent so many days in Sierra Leone seeing people who are much happier than me, than us in Europe. They have barely anything, yet they’ve given me so much.
Another achievement for our Regional Programme in Africa
January 13, 2020
In October, Luca, Coordinator of our regional cardiac surgery programme, and Maria, a long-standing cardiologist at EMERGENCY, were in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, for the first heart-screening misson at the new clinic at Orotta Hospital
Borders too often act as barriers. Countries should be refuges instead of obstacles to basic human rights. Migrants are not the danger. Intolerance is. International Migrants Day Europe: Respond! #InternationalMigrantsDay#InternationalDayofMigrants Pubblicato da EMERGENCY UK su Mercoledì 18 dicembre 2019 …
On Wednesday 4 December, EMERGENCY was delighted to participate in a panel discussion at the 2019 International Disaster Relief Expo in London. Organised by Crisis Response Journal, the session focused on humanitarian responses in disaster contexts, and the impact of…
AFGHANISTAN. ARMED RAIDS OF EMERGENCY FACILITIES VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW.
December 4, 2019
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.
A long journey… an important one that has a primary goal: supporting women. From the Panjshir Valley to Milan, passing through Brussels and finally back to where everything started: Afghanistan.. but this time Kabul. On Wednesday, we presented our Maternity…
Afghanistan: Women’s Empowerment and the European Foundation Centre
November 21, 2019
Today, EMERGENCY launched its Maternity Report, ‘A Quiet Revolution’, in Brussels. The European Foundation Centre hosted the event, which served as an opportunity to discuss an underrepresented aspect of Afghanistan, something that we have been contributing to since 2003. Peace,…
Date: 20/11/1989 Event: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The world’s most widely ratified agreement ever is signed. Global leaders commit to protecting children’s rights. Date: 20/11/2019 Event: World Children’s Day 30 years later, children around the…
Afghanistan: “You are part of the history of this valley…”
November 16, 2019
“You are part of the history of this valley in Afghanistan, just as blood is part of the human body,” they told us. In Panjshir, Shahzia recalls the fear she felt before she gave birth to two twins and the…
Behind this glass... Up and down these stairs... We spent an exciting week in the heart of Shoreditch, London, in the name of art, Afghanistan, war, and healthcare. All topics that EMERGENCY cares about and focuses on in its daily…
“Here Are My Scars” – The Stories of Those Rescued by Open Arms
October 29, 2019
On the Open Arms vessel, our cultural mediator Bader, who helped staff with the search and rescue, listened to the terrible testimonies of the 44 people rescued from a small wooden boat on Sunday night. Among them is 16-year-old ‘A’:…
Uganda: “What Are You Planning On Doing With This Earth?”
October 21, 2019
Building work at our new Centre of Excellence in Paediatric Surgery in Entebbe, on the banks of Lake Victoria, continues at a cracking pace. After two and a half years of research, design, innovation and dedication, the outer structures are…
EMERGENCY presents the report ‘A QUIET REVOLUTION’ The EMERGENCY Anabah Maternity Centre and female empowerment.
October 15, 2019
‘A Quiet Revolution’ is EMERGENCY’s report analysing the impact that a free, specialist Maternity Centre can have on the health and societal role of the women who are part of it: both patients and staff.
Violence leaves scars. Not only physical, but mental ones too. We witness this first-hand at our clinics in southern Italy, where we offer free psychological support. Many of our patients there are migrants who have endured unimaginable suffering on their…
An example of our focus on outreach can be seen in Port Sudan, where we have set up initiatives for the village population with the purpose of educating and raising awareness about good dietary and hygiene practices. Every Saturday, thanks…
“Outside there’s a war, but I can’t just lock myself in at home because of that. I’ve got a responsibility to live, for me and my children”, something we so often hear from our patients. Welcome to everyday life in Kabul.
EMERGENCY presents: A Quiet Revolution. Behind the scenes of Afghan Women’s lives. The EMERGENCY Anabah Maternity Centre and Women’s empowerment in Afghanistan
September 12, 2019
2019 marks the 41st year of war in Afghanistan. The country has been devastated by a continuous war that has caused enormous damage, millions of casualties and an even higher number of internally displaced people and refugees. The war has…
The Era of Growing Global Antibiotic Resistance – International Researchers Propose an Innovative Strategy for a New Research Framework Based on More Efficient Trial Design for Post Marketing Evaluation of New antibiotics
September 2, 2019
Gina Portella of EMERGENCY–NGO said:
Low-medium income countries (LMIC) have increased risk factors for communicable diseases that lead to extensive antibiotic use often without medical control and subsequent resistance.
“If everyone of us did our bit, the world would be a better place without us even realising it”. Teresa Sarti Strada Today we remember Teresa, EMERGENCY’s first President. There’s a thread that links Teresa to all the people you…
Afghanistan: EURONEWS Reports from Our Surgical Centre For War Victims, in Kabul
July 12, 2019
Monica Pinna of EuroNews reports once again from our hospital in Kabul, meeting patients affected by the intense and long-lasting war in Afghanistan, and the medical staff who work around the clock to provide them with treatment.
AFGHANISTAN: Two EMERGENCY Employees Killed in an Air Strike.
July 10, 2019
EMERGENCY expresses its deepest condolences to the victims’ loved ones and is thinking of our colleagues who continue to work in Afghanistan. We share the deep and unjust sorrow felt by Afghan families every day
World Blood Donor Day means a lot to us – not only because the surgeries we perform around the world rely on donated blood, but also because of our work with the National Blood Bank in Bangui, Central African Republic.
It’s not by chance that we’ve chosen today to tell her story: it’s Babadi’s 74th birthday, and we want to dedicate the day to her. So please, join us in sending a huge “Happy birthday!” to Babadi in Sierra Leone!
As he talks, Murad has an easy-going smile that conveys serenity and peace – reflecting the name of the IDP camp where he lives and works: Ashti. But emphasising the positive side of things isn’t always enough. Even if you’re a child.
Statement: EMERGENCY Responds to Outbreak at the Anabah Maternity Centre, Afghanistan
November 5, 2018
On 4 November 2018 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of EMERGENCY’s Maternity Hospital in Panjshir, Anabah, an outbreak of an unknown and as yet not determined origin was registered. Twelve newborns, who were already in a critical condition…