and over 1,000 Afghan staff members, trained and employed by EMERGENCY to support communities across the country.
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.
Since Sunday, EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in Lashkar-Gah has received 132 patients with war injuries.
Most of the patients we are currently admitting to the hospital suffer complicated injuries, which require complex surgery and a long hospital stay.
EMERGENCY president Rossella Miccio will join an online panel hosted by ISHKAR focusing on Afghanistan and the beautiful country behind the conflict.
This is just one of the ways we stand with the Afghan people. Because Afghanistan is more than war.
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.
The explosion damaged our First Aid Post, which is located approximately 200 metres away.
The bombing in Sangin comes after weeks of renewed violence while the country waits for peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government to begin.
I realise my plane is touching down on the runway in Italy. All I can do is repeat to myself the promise I’ve always made to our colleagues back in Afghanistan, and which I intend to keep: to return.