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Gino Strada, Renzo Piano and President Museveni place the first stone of EMERGENCY’s new Centre of excellence for Paediatric Surgery in Uganda.

On February 10, in Entebbe, Uganda, EMERGENCY NGO founder Gino Strada and architect Renzo Piano, in the presence of President Museveni and Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, laid down the first stone of a new project: an EMERGENCY Centre of excellence for Paediatric Surgery, which will be built at Lake Victoria, 35 kilometers […]

EMERGENCY opposes the European Council and Italian government’s recent measures regarding migrants and refugees

EMERGENCY opposes the European Council and Italian government’s recent measures regarding migrants and refugees.The number of people fleeing war and poverty increases around the world. Meanwhile, European leaders and the Italian government continue to respond by proposing a stop to the flow of people and the construction of barriers, without any plan to inhibit the […]

Gino Strada receives the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize in Seoul

Today in Seoul, South Korea, Gino Strada, surgeon and co-founder? of EMERGENCY, received the Sunhak Peace Prize, given each year to individuals and organizations which ?have ?distinguished themselves by ?making ?an important contribution to peace and human development. ?”The medical aid provided to the victims of armed conflicts”, “the efforts in protecting the rights and […]

EMERGENCY in Erbil to guarantee medical assistance to people wounded in Mosul

As the conflict in Mosul, Iraq, intensifies and the humanitarian crisis worsens, EMERGENCY has started working since January 15 on the Emergency Hospital, in cooperation with Iraqi Kurdistan’s Health department. The hospital is a surgical centre in Erbil, in the north of the country. The facility guarantees medical assistance to victims of the conflict. Months […]


On Thursday 8 December, Emergency inaugurates the new building at the Maternity Centre in Anabah, Afghanistan. The expansion of the existing Maternity, which opened in 2003, will enable the organisation to further improve the medical assistance provided to mothers and children living in the Panjshir Valley and surrounding Provinces. Over the years, Emergency’s Maternity Centre […]

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 20-21 October 2016

At the upcoming European Council on 20-21 October, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the latest developments and progress on the EU comprehensive approach to migration. This discussion comes at a time when the EU is negotiating the 2017 budget and embarking on discussions on the Mid-Term Review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) and […]

Afghanistan: Lashkargah surrounded by Taliban militias

The city of Lashkargah, in Afghanistan’s south, is completely surrounded by Taliban militias. Combat has intensified, and since this morning, various rockets have fallen right in the centre of the city. In the last 24 hours, we have admitted more than 30 wounded victims, with the entire Emergency staff of the hospital there to guarantee […]


In the last few weeks, EMERGENCY has been present during serious episodes of violence on the part of local police forces inside the hospital in Gernada, in the east of Libya. EMERGENCY has, in agreement with the Libyan health ministry, paused its clinical activities in this region, while offering intervention in other parts of the […]

EMERGENCY informed by MOAS of the decision to terminate the collaboration

Last Friday, Emergency was informed by MOAS, Migrant Offshore Aid Station, of the decision to terminate the collaboration between the two organizations onboard the Responder to provide rescue and care to the migrants in the Mediterranean sea. The reasons reported by MOAS are economic ones and they are independent from the actions and the will […]

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