EMERGENCY is an independent and neutral humanitarian non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in Italy in 1994 to provide free-of-charge, high quality medical and surgical care in countries affected by war and poverty.
EMERGENCY runs over 60 hospitals, clinics and first aid posts around the world. All medical facilities are designed to last for generations. Patients are guaranteed entirely free, high-standard medical and surgical care without discrimination. EMERGENCY’s experienced international staff provides national staff with in-depth on-the-job training, with the goal of handing over medical facilities to local health authorities as soon as sustainability is achieved.
EMERGENCY USA was founded in 2008 and is a member of an international network that supports EMERGENCY’s healthcare projects through advocacy, fundraising, and recruitment of medical staff.