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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

    Impressive photo.

    2016.04.18 Edited

  • # Stator

    Great post, good job :-)

    2012.09.29 Edited

  • # Chris

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

    2011.07.26 Edited

  • # Carol

    Absolutely stunning portrait....

    2011.05.04 Edited

  • # Fardad

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

    2011.04.29 Edited

  • # Roberto

    great Gino adn great Marcoooooooooo!!!

    2010.12.28 Edited

  • # Moira

    great portrait and report.

    2010.09.15 Edited

  • # David Cardona

    Wonderful portrait! Thanks for sharing!

    2010.06.27 Edited

  • # Byron1

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

    2010.06.08 Edited

  • # Carol

    Very nice portrait.

    2010.05.08 Edited

  • # Jack

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

    2010.05.07 Edited

  • # Jennye

    Great to see you back Marco!!
    great portrait!

    2010.05.07 Edited

  • # Livelovelaugh

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

    2010.05.07 Edited

  • # Tom

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

    Good portrait and reportage well done

    2010.05.06 Edited

  • # Lotofoto

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

    2010.05.06 Edited

  • # Riaz

    wow welcome back Ronin! Great reportage as always!

    2010.05.06 Edited