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ROCKETS HITS KABUL, AFGHANISTAN. EMERGENCY: EXPLOSIONS NEAR OUR HOSPITAL

Kabul was hit by heavy attacks this morning with approximately 23 missiles landing in the city. “It all happened very quickly: there was a rocket attack at just before 9am. Four or five landed near EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims. The first patients arrived within minutes and then many others began to arrive soon […]

UNSUSTAINABLE SITUATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: SEVERAL REPORTS OF BOATS IN DISTRESS.

After leaving the port of Barcelona on 4 November, the Open Arms vessel headed towards the Mediterranean for its 78th search and rescue mission, together with EMERGENCY. We have found ourselves having to operate in a difficult and dramatic context. There were many reports of boats in difficulty that needed to be rescued, but no […]

RESCUE COMPLETED AFTER BOAT CARRYING 100 PEOPLE SINKS. AT LEAST FIVE HAVE DIED.

On 10 November, Open Arms and EMERGENCY carried out a rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea, involving 88 people in international waters, including two pregnant women. Yesterday, on 11 November Open Arms and EMERGENCY received a new report from a Frontex aerial unit about a dinghy in distress, located 30 miles north of Sabratha. The […]

UNIVERSITY ATTACK IN KABUL AND OPEN WAR IN THE PROVINCE OF HELMAND: NO FORSEEABLE PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN

Armed men attacked Kabul University this morning with explosions and gunfire heard coming from the campus. “We already admitted two students at our Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul. They jumped the university’s wall to escape. Sadly, the violence never ceases here in Kabul,” states Marco Puntin, EMERGENCY’s Programme Coordinator in Afghanistan. According to […]

AFGHANISTAN: DESPITE PEACE TALKS IN DOHA, FIGHTING RAGES ON IN HELMAND PROVINCE

A Taliban military offensive against Afghan security forces has been underway in Helmand province since Sunday 11 October, with heavy clashes reaching the outskirts of the city of Lashkar-Gah. According to local media reports, the Taliban have taken control of a police station in district 4 and various checkpoints on the main road connecting Lashkar-Gah […]

COVID-19 | EMERGENCY COMES TO NAPLES WITH MORE FOOD AND GOODS TO TACKLE NEWFOUND POVERTY

28,000 food packs delivered, 640 working volunteers and 1,740 households helped. Those are the figures for ‘Nobody left behind – Supporting those in need through unprecedented times’, EMERGENCY’s project to tackle the newfound poverty after the pandemic by handing out free food and basic goods. Having sprung up in Milan, Rome and Piacenza, now ‘No […]

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