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…
Saleh has survived numerous attacks in the past; the one on his office last year killed 20 people.
For my father, and for our Afghanistan."
From our hospitals in Afghanistan, we reiterate the need for an enduring ceasefire, constructive talks and a new era of peace. Afghanistan is more than war.
another horrific attack, this time on the maternity ward of a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) -affiliated hospital
"There was an explosion at the entrance and armed men raided the hospital”, says Marco Puntin. “Violence surrounds you in Afghanistan. This is the reality.”
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.
There’s one thing I’m sure of and that’s the pure, gentle love that exists between a father and son. Just for a moment, it gives you a glimpse of beauty amid the horror of this war.
In the face of conflict, our human spirit and solidarity will always endure.
We had decided to leave forever, but I became a paraplegic at 23 years of age. What will we do now?