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HOSPITAL UNDER ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN. EMERGENCY: “We have received patients wounded in the attack. We stand with our colleagues”

“We have received four people wounded in the attack today. Three of them have gunshot wounds and one is suffering from shrapnel injuries. We stand with our colleagues at the MSF-affiliated hospital today – victims of a violent attack on a facility where women can give birth safely.” says Marco Puntin, EMERGENCY Afghanistan Programme Coordinator […]

FIRST PATIENTS ADMITTED TO BERGAMO FIELD HOSPITAL

The first COVID-19 patients assigned to the EMERGENCY Intensive Care Unit at the Field Hospital in Bergamo, operated by the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital, have arrived. EMERGENCY is managing a 12-bed ICU ward with 34 staff members. The team, which is expected to increase in size, is made up of 10 doctors, 14 nurses, 4 […]

CORONAVIRUS: EMERGENCY WORKS ON A NEW HOSPITAL AT FIERA DI BERGAMO

At the request of Lombardy’s regional government, EMERGENCY has begun working in the town of Bergamo, the province hit worst by the coronavirus epidemic. Our medical and logistics team is working with Azienda Regionale Emergenza Urgenza (AREU) and the medical corps of the Alpini mountain troops to set up a new field hospital purely for […]

EMERGENCY Supports Migrants and Homeless During COVID-19 Outbreak

Our project to manage the coronavirus emergency at shelters, in collaboration with Milan’s municipal government. EMERGENCY, in collaboration with Milan’s municipal government, has begun a project to help the most vulnerable people in society, who run a higher risk of catching the coronavirus and suffering its effects. It involves monitoring in shelters for homeless people […]

CORONAVIRUS — EMERGENCY RESPONDS TO THE PLEA OF LOMBARDY REGION

Today we spoke to the authorities of Lombardy region and offered them our help in managing the coronavirus epidemic. We have the possibility to share with the local health authorities our expertise and skills in treating patients in the midst of epidemics, honed in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak of 2014 and 2015. In […]

AFGHANISTAN. STILL NO PEACE IN KABUL

At least 27 people were killed and approximately 29 injured in an attack in Kabul this morning, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. The incident took place during a commemoration ceremony for the death of the Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari, who was killed by the Taliban in 1995. They have denied responsibility for today’s […]

AFGHANISTAN: MOVING TOWARDS PEACE TALKS?

Yesterday, we received 12 wounded patients at EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul. At around 7pm local time, two bicycle bombs went off in the city centre, hitting dozens of people, some of them young pupils from a local school.  The attack followed another the day before, which saw a motorbike blown up and five patients transferred to us us. No one […]

WAR REFUSES RULES

The fuse lit by the killing of General Soleimani has led to the expected consequences. Last night, two military bases in Ayn al-Asad and Erbil, Iraq, were attacked by Iranian missiles. There are conflicting reports of casualties. This is the logic of war. Once violence is chosen, it multiplies and spirals out of any control. […]

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