Children wounded by war in Afghanistan

Yesterday I asked my Afghan surgeon colleague why most children’s wounds are to the head. The answer was dreadful but true; “Lorenzo, try to imagine; if an adult shoots mid-height with a Kalashnikov, he’ll probably hit the stomach of another adult or the head of a child.” Flawless logic, if it weren’t for the fact that someone who shoots mid-height aims to kill, regardless.AFG-KAB-02

— Lorenzo, EMERGENCY Junior Specialist Doctor in Kabul, Afghanistan

To learn more about EMERGENCY’s programs in Afghanistan, register here for a free online conversation about “Health in the Future of Afghanistan” on August 12th. If you would like to help provide free-of-charge medical care to Afghan civilians, please click here to donate now.

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