“Since this morning there has been ongoing fighting in Grishk, a village in the Helmand province. At EMERGENCY’s Surgical Center in Lashkar-gah, capital of the Province, we have been receiving many casualties from our First Aid Post in the village. At present, fourteen patients have been admitted, two others have been treated as outpatients, and we have been informed that two are being transferred. The majority of the injuries are very serious and appear to have been sustained by sniper fire. The hospital is getting full and we have started using the playroom as a ward to increase capacity,” says Luca, EMERGENCY’s Program Coordinator in Afghanistan.