Daughter of Gino and Annalisa Strada, she studied Sociology at the University of Milan-Bicocca and chaired the Board of Directors of Emergency, actively promoting campaigns and initiatives brought forward by the humanitarian organisation. Since 1994 the Emergency medical team has brought help to over 8 million people and have intervened in 17 countries, spreading a culture of peace and training local staff to cope with the most urgent medical, surgical and rehabilitative needs. Emergency has been recognised as an NGO partner of the United Nations Department of Public Information since 2006. It has been a member of the Economic and Social Council as an association in Special Consultative Status.
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