EMERGENCY has treated over 8.5 million patients in Afghanistan since 1999.

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Till the Last Bird Sings: A Graphic Novel About Access to Care in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has almost vanished from the media since the withdrawal of international troops in 2021 despite suffering one of the most serious humanitarian crises in the world, which has had unprecedented social, economic and health repercussions. Extreme poverty is widespread, compounded by natural disasters. Meanwhile, EMERGENCY’s surgical hospitals continue to admit patients with violent trauma from…

In Lashkar-Gah, Admissions Are Dominated by Road Traffic Accidents

On Wednesday 21 February, EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre in Lashkar-Gah received 13 patients after a terrible road traffic accident in Helmand. Unfortunately, this isn’t a rare occurrence in Afghanistan. The Helmand region was once dominated by fighting, and our Surgical Centre was almost exclusively dedicated to treating victims of war. Now, civilian trauma patients make up…

“Beyond the Beach”: Full Documentary Film Available Now

EMERGENCY is happy to announce that Dover Street Entertainment’s documentary film, “Beyond the Beach – The Hell and the Hope”, is now available on Amazon Prime Video across the UK, US and Italy following its world premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. “Beyond the Beach” follows EMERGENCY’s humanitarian projects in Afghanistan, in Iraqi Kurdistan, and along…

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