In October 2001, another twenty-year chapter of the war in Afghanistan began.
This phase of the conflict eventually led to “more than 241,000 victims and over 5 million refugees, including both migrants and IDPs. To fund all this, the United States has spent a total of 2 trillion dollars,” wrote Gino Strada, EMERGENCY’s Founder.
“EMERGENCY has spent about 145 million euros in its 22 years in Afghanistan. We have used it to treat more than 7.5 million people, train new doctors and other medical workers, and given jobs to around 2,500 Afghans. All at roughly the cost of keeping a small contingent of soldiers in the country for a year.”