“Don’t Bomb, Please”

EMERGENCY Hospital Sign in Afghanistan

The words say “EMERGENCY HOSPITAL.” The message is “Don’t bomb, please.”

This is the sign we’ve put on the roof of our new First Aid Post (FAP) in Urmuz, Afghanistan, to let the pilots of drones and planes know it’s a place of medical treatment. To ask for respect for our patients and our personnel. The sign in Urmuz isn’t the only one: there are similar signs on the roofs of all our facilities in this country.

We’d dearly love for there to be a huge sign over the whole of Afghanistan: “Don’t bomb, please.” And for it to be respected.

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