by Marco Stefano Vitiello May. 05, 2010 175582 views

Gino Strada is an Italian war surgeon and founder of the Italian NGO Emergency.
Emergency operates in thirteen war-torn countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Rwanda.
Emergency claims that it helps civilian victims of war without being hindered by bureaucracy.
In 1996, Emergency opened its first hospital in Iraqi Kurdistan. Today, Emergency operates eight hospitals in areas of conflict, including a surgical hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and a hospital in Lashkar-Gah, Afghanistan. Fifty four “First Aid Posts-Health Care Centers”, located in heavily mined areas or close to the front lines, are connected to the Emergency hospitals' network.
Gino Strada is the prize winning author of Green Parrots, A War Surgeon’s Diary and Buskashi, A Journey Inside War,. His work was the subject of an award winning documentary “Jung in the Land of the Mujaheedin” and a PBS Point of View, “Afghanistan 1380”.

“I am not a pacifist. I'm against war.”
Gino Strada

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Chris 1 year, 6 months ago

Impressive photo.

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Stator 5 years ago

Great post, good job :-)

5 years ago Edited
Chris 6 years, 2 months ago

The portrait is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing the story with us...

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Carol 6 years, 5 months ago

Absolutely stunning portrait....

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Fardad 6 years, 5 months ago

Hi Marco
I'm against war too.
And I hate war.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Roberto 6 years, 9 months ago

great Gino adn great Marcoooooooooo!!!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Moira 7 years, 1 month ago

great portrait and report.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nathalie Delmas 7 years, 1 month ago

Hello! Yes...!! :)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
David Cardona 7 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful portrait! Thanks for sharing!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Byron1 7 years, 4 months ago

Long time no see! Welcome back! Great portrait, great story!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 7 years, 4 months ago

Great post ! Welcome back, Marco !

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Carol 7 years, 5 months ago

Very nice portrait.

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 7 years, 5 months ago

Great to see you back Marco!!
Beautiful portrait :)*

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 5 months ago

Great to see you back Marco!!
great portrait!

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 7 years, 5 months ago

Very good to see you Marco. An excellent report and portrait. :)

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 5 months ago

Welcome back Marco!! I missed your shots and the reportage to go with them :)

Good portrait and reportage well done

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lotofoto 7 years, 5 months ago

Welcome back Ronin.
Nice to see you back.
Great shot too.

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Riyaz 7 years, 5 months ago

wow welcome back Ronin! Great reportage as always!

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