Emergency is an independent Italian organization that provides free, high-quality medical and surgical treatment to the victims of war, landmines and poverty. It also promotes a culture of peace, solidarity and respect for human rights. Emergency's work around the world is made possible thanks to the help of thousands of volunteers and supporters. Emergency is also present in the UK, the USA, Japan, Switzerland, Belgium and Hong Kong. Since 1994, over 6 million people in 16 countries have received free, high-quality healthcare from Emergency.