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

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Upcoming Events in London: “Till the Last Bird Sings”

Save the Date! Join EMERGENCY in London on 31 July and 1 August “Till the Last Bird Sings” is a graphic novel about access to care and everyday life in Afghanistan, conceived by EMERGENCY and made by the artists La Tram and Francesca Romana Torre, who visited our projects in the country in July 2023.…

From 1994 to 2024: EMERGENCY Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Free, High-Quality Care

“The hospital of Kigali is deserted. Patients, doctors, nurses, almost all have been killed. There are five of us, but we will soon be joined by others.” In 1994, in the midst of the Rwandan genocide, Dr Gino Strada and the first EMERGENCY team began to work. Together, they restored the surgical and obstetrics and…

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…

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