The Order’s Italian Emergency Corps celebrates 50 years
In the field, from catastrophes to the current health crisis
Rome, 26 June 2020
Half a century of commitment, 3,000 volunteers nationwide, over 18,300 days of activity, the Italian Emergency Corps (CISOM) doctors, nurses, rescuers, psychologists and logisticians have been there for all the major natural disasters and for numerous minor ones, offering medical and social assistance to the most vulnerable.
Corps’ President, Gerardo Solaro del Borgo spoke of their inspiration: ‘Charity and efficiency are the words that inspire us…belonging to a system in which helping others is a priority.’
Photo Giorgio Minguzzi: Earthquake, Amatrice, central Italy, 2016, where 100 CISOM volunteers – rescuers, logicians, psychologists, health workers – worked for days and nights to save lives.