Afghanistan - When the others go away
Photos: Simone Cerio
2014 will be the year when American troops will withdraw completely from Afghanistan after 12 years of war. Gino Strada has founded, along with Italian universities, a program which gives a general surgery student the chance to complete professional training in a war zone hospital managed by Strada's Ngo Emergency. While everybody is leaving Afghanistan, some are getting ready to move there. Davide Luppi is the first Italian trainee surgeon completing his study career in Afghanistan. A risky trip, from Modena to Kabul, and a six-month stay in order to get a know-how which is difficult to obtain in Italy. A life journey, leaving love and roots behind and facing fresh emotions in a land ravaged by too many years of conflict.