Simply put, they provide care - in every sense of the word.
Here, we always try to see the glass as half full. Even here in the Intensive Care Unit, where we monitor patients after their operations, waiting for them to wake back up again.
To mark the occasion, we stopped by to have a look around and meet some of the incredible people who make our work possible.
“This time last year, I never would have imagined that this would be possible,” Miriam told us. “I’m just so happy – and so grateful.”
EMERGENCY's doctors and nurses listen to testimonies like these from our patients in Afghanistan and Iraq too often.
After my injury I would never have believed I’d be back working, let alone able to live a normal life like everyone else.
During the 80 days I spent at the centre, I truly experienced what it means to give care without distinction or discrimination.
The WHO delegation reiterated its appreciation for EMERGENCY’s work around the world, with Dr Ghebreyesus saying that he had “seen first-hand the incredible work it does”.
Asfandiar and Jzheyn's tale is a difficult one. But it's also a love story.
Hedayat is 38 years old. He’s been working as a surgeon at EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul for 14 years.