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EMERGENCY responds to outbreak at the Anabah Maternity Centre, Afghanistan

On 4 November 2018 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of EMERGENCY’s Maternity Hospital in Panjshir, Anabah, an outbreak of an unknown and as yet not determined origin was registered. Twelve newborns, who were already in a critical condition and on antibiotic therapy, passed away due to what presented itself as sepsis. EMERGENCY immediately […]

Afghanistan: Providing Life-Saving Medical Care to the People of Helmand Province

Helmand Province is one of the regions most severely affected by the war in Afghanistan, and suffers the highest total number of civilian casualties in the country. Lashkar-Gah alone recorded 20% of the nationwide total over the course of the past year. The region remains the scene of unremitting armed clashes between government forces and […]

European Union – EMERGENCY: Supporting the health system in Sierra Leone

On Tuesday 7th August, The Delegation of the European Union to Sierra Leone along with EMERGENCY NGO, held in Waterloo the closing event of the two projects, carried out in the Western Area and in Port Loko districts. The projects entitled “Strengthening surgical and trauma health response in two most affected areas by Ebola in […]

Afghanistan: Kabul under attack

This morning, several explosions, followed by gunfire, have hit different areas of Kabul. The first explosion occurred at the entrance to a police station near Dashte Barchi, a district in the west of the city, a second near another police station in Shar-e-Naw, in the centre of Kabul and about one kilometre from the EMERGENCY […]


The death toll of this morning’s suicide bombing in Kabul amounts to at least 26, according to the Afghan Ministry of the Interior. #Kabul. Explosion at about mid-day at Kart-e Sakhi.Till now, 7 wounded transferred to Emergency ngo’s hospital. 3 dead on arrival. — EMERGENCY (@emergency_ong) March 21, 2018 Yesterday, on 20 March, was […]

Attack in Kabul: 78 wounded taken to the EMERGENCY hospital

Kabul. An explosion near the government’s former Ministry of the Interior building caused more deaths in the Afghan capital just a few days after the attack at the Intercontinental Hotel. 78 wounded were to the EMERGENCY hospital so far, 12 already dead on arrival. “It’s a massacre,” says Dejan Panic, EMERGENCY Programme Coordinator in Afghanistan. […]

Message of solidarity from EMERGENCY to Save the Children

EMERGENCY is shocked to learn about this morning’s attack on Save the Children’s office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. This was an unacceptable act, which put the safety and lives of Save the Children’s operators in the country at risk. “We are growing increasingly worried about safety and instability. Afghanistan is currently at the centre of an […]


The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, awarded the Italian NGO EMERGENCY the ‘Allama Sayed Jamaluddin’ prize for their commitment to the victims of war in Afghanistan. “EMERGENCY’s hospitals and health centres have helped the Afghan population in the most difficult of times. Particularly in Kabul and Lashkar-Gah, EMERGENCY staff are appreciated […]

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