EMERGENCY was founded in Milan, Italy, in 1994, to provide relief and medical assistance to victims of war, landmines and poverty, and also to promote a culture of peace.
Since 1994 to the present day, EMERGENCY has worked in 16 countries, building 7 hospitals, 4 rehabilitation centres, 5 paediatric centres, 66 first aid posts and primary health centres, a maternity centre, a centre for cardiac surgery.
Following requests from local authorities and other organizations, EMERGENCY has also helped to renovate and equip pre-existing health facilities. Between 1994 and today EMERGENCY teams have provided assistance to over 6 million people. In 2006 EMERGENCY became a partner of the United Nations Department of Public Information.
For further information: www.emergency.it