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.
Sidra is nine years old, she lives in Mosul, Iraq, and we think she should be able to run around and play, just like any other girl her age.
War may have brought him here - but it didn't take away his spirit.
To mark the occasion, we stopped by to have a look around and meet some of the incredible people who make our work possible.
Now, with her energy restored, she can go to school again and play with her friends!
Even though we receive over 2,000 patients every month, we always find time to make everyone feel welcome.
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!