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Zakhem Exhibition: A Huge Thank You

Behind this glass…

Up and down these stairs…

We spent an exciting week in the heart of Shoreditch, London, in the name of art, Afghanistan, war, and healthcare.
All topics that EMERGENCY cares about and focuses on in its daily promotion of a culture of peace, which enabled an enlightening collaboration with the photographer Giulio Piscitelli.
A collaboration centred on pictures of patients admitted and treated at our Surgical Centres for War Victims in Kabul and Lashkar-Gah.

The exhibition, Zakhem | Wounds When War Comes Home, provided an opportunity to introduce visitors to an aspect of daily life in Afghanistan – constant war, denial of peace, denial of freedom, denial of human rights. All this can be seen from our hospital beds.
Our facilities have treated millions of people and Zakhem told some of their stories, giving faces, names and dignity to those who otherwise would just remain as numbers.

In 2019, Afghanistan entered its 41st year of war, a war which just last year caused over 10,000 civilian casualties.

At the private viewing, we discussed the Afghan conflict together with our President Rossella Miccio: 

Christina Lamb, Sunday Times Chief Foreign Correspondent

and Giulio Piscitelli

Sunday evening marked the end of Zakhem’s week-long run in London. Giulio Piscitelli’s photographs provided a wonderful opportunity to share our work in Afghanistan with people from all over the UK and beyond, and reminded visitors of the urgent need not to forget the conflict’s victims.

A huge thank you to all those we met last week.