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Libya: a team of Emergency’s surgeons operates in Misurata

Milan, April 11, 2011. An Emergency team has started working in Misurata today, at the reference hospital in town for war victims, especially for cases of bombings and bullet wounds. The team is composed by a general surgeon, an orthopaedic surgeon, an anaesthetist, three nurses and...

Emergency condemns war in Libya

(21st March 2011) Once again governors have chosen war. Today the war is "against Gaddafi": it is presented, once again, as humanitarian, unavoidable and necessary. No war can be humanitarian. War has always meant the destruction of parts of humanity, the killing of our fellow people. "Humanitarian...

The Danger of Care

“Why did they attack us?  We were trying to serve people.” –Khalid Ahmad, age 20, a survivor of the U.S. Attack on Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Kunduz Hospital. Here in Kabul, we’ve learned that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported on December 12th that more people had been killed...

Call to protect health workers in conflict zones

The World Health Organization is calling for "intensified action" to protect health workers treating people in crisis and conflict zone. It says hundreds of doctors, nurses and support staff have died in war zones and when fighting disease outbreaks, such as Ebola, so far this year. The...

Kabul truck bomb kills at least eight and injures close to 200

The blast targeted an Afghan National Army base in Shah Shaheed, a rundown residential neighbourhood not far from the city centre. At least eight people were killed and close to 200 injured when a powerful truck bomb exploded at an Afghan National Army base in Kabul...

Philippine teen recovers in Sudan after life-saving surgery

A dressing covers the scar where surgeons cut open Reynaldo Nilo's chest for life-saving heart surgery, but the Philippine teenager feels stronger than he has for years after his operation in Sudan. The 17-year-old arrived in Khartoum last month after his sister saw a television report...