Gino Strada died, goodbye to the founder of Emergency: he was 73 years old
Is dead Gino Strada. Doctor, activist, philanthropist, he founded the Italian NGO Emergency in 1994 with his wife Teresa Sarti. Born in Sesto San Giovanni in 1948, he died today at the age of 73. To give the news sources close to the family. And still today, if he wishes, his latest signed article published by the newspaper La Stampa “Thus I saw Kabul die”.
Gino Strada died, his daughter Cecilia: “I wasn’t with him, but I was here, saving lives: that’s what mom and dad taught me”
Many messages arrived from the political world and beyond. First, his daughter Cecilia who on Facebook writes: “Friends, as you may have seen my dad is gone. I cannot reply to your many messages that I see arriving, because I am in the middle of the sea and we have just made a rescue. I was not with him, but of all the places I could have been … well, I was here with ResQ-People saving people saving lives. That’s what my father and mother taught me. I hug you all, strong, I’m close to you, and there we hear when we can “.
Even the president of Emergency Rossella Miccio declares: “Gino Strada has done everything to make the world better”. In the same vein, the spokesman for Amnesty Italy Riccardo Noury, who remembers Strada with these words: “A great doctor for human rights and peace. His death, by an absurd coincidence, comes while everything he has done with #Emergency in Afghanistan risks being destroyed again”.
Gino Strada died, Senator Pietro Grasso: “He never pulled back in the face of difficulties”
From the political world the senator Pietro Grasso on social media he writes: “As the Taliban advance in Afghanistan comes the sad news of the death of Gino Strada. He founded Emergency to heal the wounds and victims of all wars, he held up the name of Italy in the world and did not never pulled back in the face of difficulties in our country and abroad. An affectionate and moved hug to Cecilia and to all those who work or volunteer for Emergency “.
Farewell to Gino Strada, the Undersecretary for European Affairs Amendola: “An exceptional man and doctor”
Also the Undersecretary for European Affairs Enzo Amendola chooses Twitter to remember the founder of Emergency: “Gino Strada was an exceptional man and doctor. He reminded us every day that whoever saves one life saves the whole world. Let the earth be light to him. “The Minister of Health Roberto Speranza: “Defending man and his dignity always and everywhere. This is the best lesson of Gino Strada that we must never forget. My closeness to his loved ones and to all of Emergency”. The European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni: “Gino Strada, an exemplary life. Of love and struggle. A great legacy “.
But also the president of the EU Policy Commission in the Chamber Sergio Battelli: “Unfortunately Gino Strada has left us. Thank you for everything you have done, which you have built, for the example you have given through Emergency and all the humanitarian operations conducted around the world. Thank you for showing us that it can be done always better even when everything turns the other way. May the earth be light to you. Through the witness you leave us, we will try to be at your level “.
“The death of Gino Strada leaves a great void in the world of NGOs and civil society committed to a more just world”. He emphasizes it Mario Giro, president of Democrazia Solidale. “Pioneer of international cooperation – he adds – Gino has opened new ways of concrete closeness between worlds and in particular between north and south. Peace advocate gino has reminded generations of Italians of the uselessness of war and the value of the encounter between cultures. With the foundation of Emergency he was able to meet the sufferings of many people who would never have had the right to treatment. Gino will remain for everyone an example of the uncompromising desire for justice and equality “.
The founder of Emergency Gino Strada, the mayor of Milano Sala, died: “He always thought of others first”
“A dear friend, Gino Strada, has gone. I loved him and he loved me. In June I celebrated his wedding with the sweet Simonetta, a private ceremony as they wished. You can think of what you want about Gino , but one thing is certain: he has always thought of others first than of himself. I and we will miss you. ” Thus the sindigo of Milan Giuseppe Sala, on Facebook, remembers the founder of Emergency.
“From today Italy is poorer. #GinoStrada”, he writes on Twitter Enrico Letta. “The death of Gino Strada saddens me deeply. Not only our country, but many women and men all over the world owe a lot to him. An extraordinary person. A doctor, a volunteer, who left an indelible mark”. The undersecretary of the Mise and vice president of the Democratic Party writes on Facebook, Anna Ascani.
Dead Gino Strada, the Milanese rapper Fedez: “It would have been an immense honor to shake your hand”
“In his heart was all the good in the world. All the good in the world …”. This is the thought, entrusted to a tweet, that the host of “Che tempo che fa” Fabio Fazio he addressed to the founder of Emergency Gino Strada. “We should have met in September. It would have been an immense honor to shake your hand. What a pity. Hi Gino. Today Italy loses a great man.” So the rapper Fedez on Twitter after the news of the disappearance of Gino Strada.