EMERGENCY, the international organisation that has provided free, high-quality healthcare to over 11 million people around the world, has released a new project entitled Afghanistan20.
Fighting has been ongoing for days now in Lashkar-Gah, southern Afghanistan. It is also near our hospital.
"We are receiving wounded patients. We ask all parties to respect this facility and ensure it is not put in danger. HOSPITALS ARE NOT A TARGET!"
There was heavy shelling, they used machine guns, and shots were fired from helicopters - it was loud.
We heard bombing from the hospital throughout the night and the morning, plus small arms fire, machine guns, snipers and artillery.
Jalad Khan suffered serious injuries to his lower limbs and stomach.
Our surgeons had to perform a caesarean section.
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.