I have spent the last thirty years of my life operating on patients in war-torn countries.
After every bomb, after every shell, there are people still struggling to survive.
Today, ninety percent of all war victims are civilians, people equal to us, with the same needs, the same hopes and the same desires for their beloved ones.
1994, I founded EMERGENCY with the aim of guaranteeing high-standard, free-of-charge care to the victims of war and poverty. This is because everyone has the right to medical care.
EMERGENCY now operates more than 60 medical facilities in 17 of the most dangerous countries in the world, and has saved more that 9 million lives.
Post-WWII us seeing the worst case of global mass displacement. In 2016, over 60 million people were forced to leave their homes.
The broken lives of refugees urge us to take action.
If we wish to work for the survival of humankind, the abolition of war is necessary and inevitable.
EMERGENCY is working to launch an international anti-war campaign involving world-renowned personalities as well as ordinary citizens.
A world without war is a realistic and achievable objective. It is up to the world citizens to take action and achieve peace.