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Yesterday morning, another suicide attack hit Kabul. The explosion, that caused the death of at least 7 people according to the Afghan Ministry of Internal Affairs, took place by the entrance of a building where a political rally was being held in support of regional leader Atta Mohammad Noor, Governor of the Balkh province. #Kabul […]

Earthquake in Iraq: EMERGENCY’s view

Yesterday at 9:30pm, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the eastern area of Iraq, on the border with Iran, causing hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. “People poured into the streets in terror. The earthquake, the epicentre of which was located about 30 kilometers from the city of Halabja, was also felt in the areas […]

The Paris summit was another confirmation of Europe’s hypocrisy

The Paris summit was another confirmation of Europe’s hypocrisy towards the suffering of millions of human beings and of our politicians’ inability to deal responsibly with the management of migration flows. The EU’s only goal is to block the arrival of migrants and to do so it does not hesitate to delegate control of flows […]

Kabul attack: 11 injured brought to our hospital

This morning, Kabul was hit by another attack: there was a strong explosion near a Shiite mosque packed with worshippers who had gathered for Friday prayers. The EMERGENCY Hospital received 27 injured. After the explosion, a few armed men entered the building and fighting is still under way. At the moment, the EMERGENCY Hospital received […]

Strengthening basic maternal and paediatric healthcare services in Mayo area

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, the European Union Delegation to the Republic of the Sudan and the EMERGENCY Organization announce the results of the first year of the activities related to the project carried out in Khartoum, Mayo area. The project, called “Health and nutrition for the vulnerable population in Mayo: an integrated multi-sectorial […]


The European Union proves once again that it doesn’t understand the humanitarian crisis it’s facing. Proposals to manage the flow of incoming migrants from North Africa are leaning towards the militarisation of the Mediterranean and the countries through which migrants pass. Funding migrant centres in Libya, which are in all respects areas of detention and […]

Another obstacle to the safety of thousands of people

Closing Italian ports to NGO rescue ships will be another obstacle to the safety of thousands of people. We continue to ignore that, today, rescue operations at sea are the only real measure to avoid the deaths of men, women and children fleeing from their countries in search of protection from war, poverty and persecution. […]

Kabul car bombing: 69 injured hospitalised at the EMERGENCY Surgery Hospital

Kabul car bombing: 69 injured hospitalised at the EMERGENCY Surgery Hospital. This morning, at 8:30 am, Kabul was hit by yet another attack: a car bomb explosion, at a time when the streets were very crowded, has caused tens of deaths and hundreds of wounded in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, the embassy area. The […]

EMERGENCY on the Syria Attacks: A Failed Approach Is Being Repeated

The massacre in Idlib was the latest in a series of extremely extremly serious incidents during the war in Syria. Before the massacre, there were two choices: to stop and realise that we are accelerating down the road of self-destruction or to react to violence with more violence. The second choice was made. The decision […]

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