EMERGENCY BE is a BE based organization devoted to the promotion of a culture of solidarity, peace and respect for human rights.
EMERGENCY BE provides support to projects that offer free, high quality medical and surgical treatment for the victims of war and poverty.


Completed Programmes

Rwanda, 1994 - EMERGENCY renovated and reopened the surgical department of Kigali Hospital in Rwanda. Over a period of four months, surgical assistance was provided for more than 600 war casualties and land-mine victims. A maternity ward was also reopened, where more than 2,500 patients received medical and surgical assistance.

Serbia, 1999 - EMERGENCY supported the Jova Jovanovic Zmaj orphanage in Belgrade, Serbia.

Eritrea, 2000 - EMERGENCY sent a surgical team to Eritrea in response to a request from the Italian Office for Cooperation and Development. During the two-month mission the EMERGENCY team worked in the Mekane Hiwet Hospital in Asmara, treating victims of the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Iraq, 2001 - EMERGENCY built a Prosthesis and Rehabilitation centre in Diana, in northern Iraq, and transferred it to the local health authorities.

Nicaragua, 2002 - EMERGENCY provided pharmaceutical supplies to "Casa de la mujer", a network of women’s centres in Managua. The dispensaries assist female cancer and diabetes patients.

Iraq, 2003 - EMERGENCY supplied Al-Kindi Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, with generator fuel, medicines, and consumable materials. In the same period, tons of medical supplies were donated to the hospital in Karbala, 70 miles south of Baghdad.

Algeria, 2003
 - EMERGENCY set up a Prosthesis and Rehabilitation Centre in Medea. An existing clinic within the public hospital compound was renovated and equipped, and EMERGENCY trained Algerian staff to deliver specialized care. The Centre, named Amal ("Hope" in Arabic), was transferred to local health authorities in 2004.

Iraq, 2003 - EMERGENCY built a Prosthesis and Rehabilitation centre in Dohuk, northern Iraq, and handed it over to local health authorities.

Angola, 2003
 - EMERGENCY intervened in Angola at the request of a local religious organization in Benguela Province. Two health centres were refurbished and equipped with medicines and consumable supplies. EMERGENCY managed the clinic and trained Angolan medical staff for one year. 

Palestine, 2003/04 - A surgical team worked in the orthopaedic department of Jenin Public Hospital, Palestine. EMERGENCY built a new orthopaedic ward, a new department of physiotherapy, and a hospital kitchen and canteen. EMERGENCY was also responsible for professional training of the Palestinian medical staff.

Iraq, 2004 - EMERGENCY supported the people of Falluja during the siege of the city in November 2004. Relief items, water and pharmaceutical supplies were given to community leaders and to the local public hospital.

Sudan, 2004/2005 - EMERGENCY rebuilt and equipped the emergency surgical department of the university hospital of Al Fashir in North Darfur, Sudan. The structure includes an operating room and 20-bed ward. The department was transferred to the Ministry of Health in August 2005.

Sri Lanka, 2004/2007 - In the aftermath of the tsunami, on December 2004, EMERGENCY supplied the Katulara hospital with surgical instruments and medical consumables. EMERGENCY financed the rebuilding of Punochchimunai, a village on Sri Lanka's Eastern coast that was destroyed by the tsunami: 91 houses for the villagers, wells, a health centre, a nursery school and a community centre. EMERGENCY supplied children with school kits and distributed 30 motor boats, 40 canoes and 700 fishing nets among the men of the village, allowing them to resume fishing, which is the main source of income in the region.

Libya, 2011 - War surgery programme in the under-siege city of Misurata.

Cambodia, 2012 - After 14 years of activity, EMERGENCY handed over the Surgical Centre in Battambang.