EMERGENCY awarded the 'Allama Sayed Jamaluddin’ Medal of Honor
[January 9, 2018]
Kabul, Afghanistan -- The medical relief organization EMERGENCY, founded by our 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize laureate Dr. Gino Strada, received the 'Allama Sayed Jamaluddin' Medal of Honor for its dedicated years of service for the victims of war in Afghanistan.
The medal was awarded by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, who spoke in high regard of EMERGENCY's work, writing, "EMERGENCY’s hospitals and health centres have helped the Afghan population in the most difficult of times. Particularly in Kabul and Lashkar-Gah, EMERGENCY staff are appreciated for the care they offer, with honesty and great efficiency."
Rossella Miccio, President of EMERGENCY, dedicated the award to two of the organization's staff members in Afghanistan, Samiullah and Hamza, who had passed away working on the front line, and to all civilian victims of conflict.
The award ceremony was held at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, and was attended by Afghanistan's Minister of Health, Ferozuddin Feroz, and Italy's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Roberto Cantone.