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OPEN ARMS -EMERGENCY: “FORMALISED SEARCH, RESCUE AND LANDING PROTOCOLS IN LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS ARE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CREW AND RESCUED PEOPLE ON BOARD HUMANITARIAN SHIPS”

During this latest Open Arms mission, number 76, we rescued 276 people in three different operations, two of them in Maltese waters. The people rescued are extremely vulnerable. One group, which originated from the third boat we assisted, had been adrift for three days without food or water. EMERGENCY medical staff on board assessed that […]

EMERGENCY and Open Arms Rescued 83 People in the Mediterranean Sea

Last night Open Arms saved 83 people from the central Mediterranean Sea. The boat, belonging to the charity of the same name, was travelling with EMERGENCY on board to rescue immigrants fleeing over the sea in search of a better life. Of the 83 people rescued from a small wooden boat, four were women, two […]

EMERGENCY: ‘EXPLOSION IN COMMERCIAL DISTRICT – HIGH NUMBER OF VICTIMS’

A bomb attack struck Afghan vice-president Amrullah Saleh’s convoy as it passed through the Taimani area of north-east Kabul this morning. Saleh survived with only minor injuries to his hands and face, as he explained afterwards in a video message on social media. EMERGENCY’s hospital is half a mile from where the explosion took place. […]

EMERGENCY AND OPEN ARMS: A NEW MISSION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Open Arms, the humanitarian boat owned by the charity of the same name, has left the port of Burriana, Spain, and is currently in the central Mediterranean. On board are a 20-strong crew, among them a doctor, nurse and cultural mediator from EMERGENCY. EMERGENCY and Open Arms are pooling their strengths once more and returning […]

EMERGENCY x ISHKAR PRINT SALE: PHOTOGRAPHS THAT SHOW A DIFFERENT SIDE OF AFGHANISTAN

ISHKAR’S PRINT COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW IN SUPPORT OF EMERGENCY’S HOSPITALS IN THE COUNTRY 16 extraordinary photographers. 24 images showing a side of Afghanistan we rarely see. EMERGENCY has teamed up with London-based social enterprise Ishkar to launch a photography fundraiser in support of EMERGENCY’s healthcare facilities in Afghanistan. Internationally-renowned photographers have generously donated some […]

ITALY SHOULD NO LONGER WORK WITH THE LIBYAN COASTGUARD WHEN RESCUING PEOPLE AT SEA.

According to the International Organization for Migration, three migrants have been shot and killed when they landed at Khums, after the Libyan coastguard intercepted them at sea and reported back to the mainland. The local authorities opened fire after the migrants tried to run away. Killing people whose only crime was to flee a country […]

SERVICES FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE DURING COVID-19: EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS REACH OVER 2,300 PEOPLE IN CATANIA THROUGH THE NETWORK RETE CATANESE – RESTIAMOUMANI INCONTRIAMOCI

We’ve reached 2,318 people, made 50 deliveries a day and helped more than 600 households. Those are the figures so far for the ‘Catania Aiuta’ (‘Catania helps’) service run by EMERGENCY Catania in Phase 1 of the Covid-19 crisis. The project to deliver food and basic goods to the city’s most vulnerable is now drawing […]

AFGHANISTAN: ROCKETS HIT SANGIN MARKET, AT LEAST 23 DEAD

30 patients arrived at the EMERGENCY First Aid Post in Sangin At least 23 civilians died this morning after rockets hit a crowded market in the Sangin district in the southern province of Helmand, where hundreds of farmers had gathered to trade livestock. “We have received thirty patients at our Sangin First Aid Post so […]

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