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31 May 2017 description

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 Hospital, a few hundred yards away, has accommodated 69 wounded, 8 dead on arrival. The A&E ward is still full of patients. The hospital also suffered some damage, but our staff are fine and they are working tirelessly to assist the injured.

01 Feb 2017 description

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.

06 Jun 2016 description

6th June 2016

A joint operation by EMERGENCY NGO, humanitarian organisation which provides medical care, and Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) is leaving Malta today aboard the Topaz Responder, a search and rescue vessel which will patrol the world's deadliest migrant crossing: the central Mediterranean.

30 Oct 2015 description

European Union - EMERGENCY ONG ONLUS : Promoting Health and Education for children in Western Area Rural District, Sierra Leone

05 Jan 2015 description

A recent article on the British newspaper The Guardian, (The Guardian, Monday 22 December, 2014) reported several groundless conjectures, lies and unverified information about Emergency's work in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. Some of these unsubstantiated accusations have also been written by the same group of NHS doctors as a response to a BMJ article (http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7198/rapid-responses) and have been reported in an article on Aljazeera website.

30 Dec 2014 description

On the 28th December, the first Ebola patient treated in Africa with the experimental drug ZMAb has been discharged from the Ebola Treatment Centre run by EMERGENCY NGO in Goderich, Sierra Leone.

A.M., 72 years old, had been admitted 2 weeks ago in very critical conditions.
The ZMAb used for A. M. had been requested by the Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone to treat dr. Victor Willoughby, a leading doctor in the country. Dr. Willoughby, unfortunately died as soon as the drug arrived in country.

03 Oct 2014 description

A member of EMERGENCY's international staff has contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. The patient is a Ugandan paediatrician who works at EMERGENCY's Centre for treatment of Ebola patients in Lakka, in the area around the capital Freetown.

He has begun the treatment at the Lakka Centre and his overall conditions are stable. He has been transferred today to Germany to continue the treatment.

23 Sep 2014 description

Ebola: Emergency NGO opens a treatment centre in Sierra Leone

Emergency doctors and nurses are already working round-the-clock at the Ebola treatment centre opened just 4 days ago in Lakka, in Sierra Leone.

So far, the centre has taken in 10 patients, and 2 suspect cases are on their way now from the province of Pujehun.

Don Emanuel, the Spanish priest brought to the Emergency centre last Friday, was taken back to his country this morning. He's in a critical condition.

29 Aug 2014 description

In Northern Iraq the emergency continues. There are 700,000 evacuees by now and the local Kurdish authorities are unable to meet the needs of the constantly increasing flow of refugees on their own.

The evacuees - recently primarily Iraqi Christians and Yazidis - are fleeing from combat and IS violence which has pushed all the way to within the borders between the Kurdish region and the central Baghdad government.

22 Aug 2014 description

According to the latest report from the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health, 783 cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the country, 20 in Freetown alone.

Despite this, EMERGENCY's surgical centre and paediatric centre were the only fully functional health facilities in the area in and around the capital.

The local paediatric hospital, Ola During Children Hospital, is closed; the Connaught Hospital is operating erratically due to the absence of medical personnel, frightened by the spreading infection and afraid of catching the virus.

05 Aug 2014 description

326 war patients treated in our Kabul hospital last July, highest number recorded since 1999

In July, we treated 326 patients for war wounds at our Kabul hospital: more than 10 per day.

It's the highest number recorded in our Afghanistan hospitals since 1999. 602 more patients with war wounds were also treated in our Kabul OPD in the same month.

29 Jan 2014 description

The nomination of the President last week seemed to have a positive effect on general safety conditions, but within the past few days the level of violence has soared again: armed skirmishes and looting are now daily occurrences in every part of the city.

The war between armed groups has triggered outbreaks of violence even amongst civilians: there are lynchings in the streets, and cars blocked for no reason by men armed with machetes and cudgels.

16 Jan 2013 description

This morning a car bomb exploded in Kabul, near the National Directorate of Security's facilities. One attacker died during the explosion, four others were killed during shootings with the police.

Three civilians died in the attack, twenty-seven have been injured. Ten of them have been transferred to EMERGENCY's Surgical Centre for war victims. None of them is in life-threatening conditions.

16 Apr 2012 description

April 16. Twenty-seven victims of yesterday's attacks in Kabul - which ended only today in the morning - were brought to EMERGENCY's Surgical Centre. Four Afghan soldiers were dead on arrival; fifteen injured people have been operated - one of them, who arrived in critical conditions, died during the intervention; eight, with lesser wounds, were treated in the Opd.

20 Oct 2011 description

Nearly 4 million refugees and more than 1.5 million people killed: that’s the outcome of 27 years of wars in Afghanistan.

EMERGENCY - an organisation which provides free, high quality medical and surgical treatment to the victims of war, landmines and poverty - started working in Afghanistan in 1999, where they built a Surgical Centre for War Victims. This Centre was previously former barracks in Anabah in the Panshir Valley.

02 Jun 2011 description

A team of Emergency Ngo has been back in Misurata since May 12. The team is composed of a surgeon, an anaesthetist, three nurses - of which one for the operating theatre - and a logistician who have started to work at the Zarrok Field Hospital, a camp hospital endowed with an emergency department, an operating theatre, a 50 bed in-patients ward, 2 intensive care unit beds, laboratories and an X-ray room.