In 2020, Afghans were not just hit by a global pandemic, but also continued to endure an endless conflict that wounds and kills so many people.
"The message is that EMERGENCY is available to help in this situation." Dr Gino Strada, founder of EMERGENCY, spoke to BBC World News about our COVID-19 response in Calabria, Italy.
War has not stopped for COVID-19 and neither has EMERGENCY.
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.
“We’re starting our work in Calabria at Crotone hospital, but we’re ready for other projects too.”
Six of our incredible team look at the camera, both cheerful and decisive. They have endured difficult months, working in the midst of coronavirus, but are as committed as ever.
To all children. Today, we celebrate you.
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.
At this moment our ship is located off the coast of Lampedusa, waiting to receive information on how and where to guarantee our guests the care they need.
The Paris Peace Forum is an important opportunity to make this a reality and EMERGENCY is honoured to play its part.