On July 24th, Voice of America published a piece about the rising numbers of patients at EMERGENCY‘s Surgical Center in Kabul. The following excerpt describes the need for continued support in Afghanistan as troops are withdrawn.
This 97-bed Kabul surgical center is one of three hospitals and 40 first aid posts run by EMERGENCY in Afghanistan. As foreign troops prepare to leave, funding for humanitarian groups like EMERGENCY is waning.
U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan spokeswoman Nilab Mobarez said the country is in desperate need of continued help.
“Our message to the international community is that Afghans really need the humanitarian support and development, because Afghanistan is one of the most poor countries of the world, and even now it is one of the most poor countries of the world when we have a lot of support to Afghanistan, if it drops it will worsen the situation,” she said.
Amid the dust and chaos of Kabul, EMERGENCY is an oasis of cleanliness, peace and free, high-quality health care, financed by the group’s international donors.
Click here to view the full video and learn more about the challenges faced by Afghan civilians. With your support, EMERGENCY can continue to provide healthcare to vulnerable populations in Afghanistan.