12 August 2010

Gino Strada and Emergency (in Florence)

[italiano piú in basso]
Gino Strada is an Italian war surgeon and founder of the UN-recognized Italian NGO Emergency. Emergency operates in thirteen war-torn countries, including IraqAfghanistanSudan,Sierra LeoneCambodiaRwanda.
I am not a pacifist. I'm against war.
—Gino Strada, interviewed at "Che tempo che fa" (a popular Italian TV show) 
[from Wikipedia]

Gino Strada is against any war, anyhow. This is because 37% of the people dying in wars are children and 90% are civilians. Emergency operates in both sides of a conflict. Their philosophy is to don't make any distinctions between wounded people. Emergency believes that medical treatment should be given for free. In particular, Strada had successfully fought to prohibit land mine and cluster bombs.

A very interesting and comprehensive interview given to an american radio:

Click here for more info: Emergency Website (English)

Una breve intervista in italiano:

Incontro Nazionale a Firenze dal 7 al 12 Settembre, per piú informazioni clicca qui Incontro Nazionale Emergency 2010

Una interessante intervista a Gino Strada dalla passata edizione:

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