Beloved and respected by humanitarians around the world,
Dr. Gino Strada died on August 13 at the age of 73.
He was the founder of the medical-aid NGO, EMERGENCY.
As a surgeon, he devoted his life to healing those in need. He saw healthcare as a human right.
In 2017 Dr. Strada was awarded the Sunhak Peace Prize in recognition of his lifelong humanitarian work,
saving millions of people suffering in conflict areas around the world.
EMERGENCY has treated over 11 million people in 19 countries since 1994.
It currently operates in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Italy, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen.
His commitment to healing was unchanging and he spoke out passionately on behalf of those who suffer, saying,
"If any human being is suffering at this moment,
if they are ill or hungry,
this regards all of us,
because ignoring a person's suffering is always an act of violence and one of the most cowardly".
His noble love of humanity will remain a warm seed in our hearts.
His life has been a blessing to this world.
We love you Gino.