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Voice of America Report: Hospital Treating Afghan War Wounded Sees Busy Days Ahead. The EMERGENCY hospital fights to heal the war’s victims even as international aid starts to decline. Hospital admissions hit a record high at the 97-bed Kabul surgical center, one of three hospitals and 40 first aid posts run by EMERGENCY in Afghanistan. An annual…Read More

Hospital Treating Afghan War Wounded Sees Busy Days Ahead

— The conflict in Afghanistan has been intensifying, as international combat forces prepare to leave the country. Factions are fighting for influence and territory, and civilians are caught in the crossfire. An Italian non-profit hospital fights to heal the war’s victims even as international aid starts to decline. Doctors were forced to amputate…Read More
The article focuses on the personal story of 12-year-old Gulali who lost her leg after stepping on a landmine, but subsequently saved her life because she was taken to EMERGENCY’s hospital.

The Kabul Hospital That Treats All Sides

Luke Mogelson
Pieter Ten Hoopen/Agence Vu, for The New York Times An orderly at the Emergency Surgical Center for War Victims in Kabul with a victim after a suicide bomber killed and injured scores during an attack on a Shiite holy day in December. Several miles west of Kabul, the village Qala-e Naw sits deep in the barren foothills of barrener mountains that…Read More
"The non-profit trauma hospital goes by one name: Emergency. It offers free treatment to the bruised and bloodied victims of this conflict. Every patient who arrives there is a casualty of war."

Donation-based hospital rescues Afghanistan's wounded

CBS News
(CBS News) KABUL - In Afghanistan, an American soldier and two Afghans were killed by a car bomb Thursday. It happened near the U.S. airbase in Kandahar, a few hours after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta left there to meet with Afghan President Karzai. Taliban attacks have grown more frequent, causing a sharp rise in civilian casualties.…Read More