We are providing medical care to people who have been caught up in, or have been forced to flee, the fighting. Our teams are donating emergency supplies to hospitals and providing vital training to their staff.
There is full-scale warfare in many areas, making movements difficult, dangerous or simply impossible.
We are responding in various parts of the country, based on where our assistance is needed and will have a significant impact.
Over 200 patients with neurological and psychiatric conditions have been evacuated from an overcrowded hospital in Kharkiv city, eastern Ukraine, to facilities in Kyiv on the Médecins Sans Frontières medical train. Before their evacuation, patients had faced extremely challenging conditions, with insufficient access to quality care and hygiene, and some having to sleep on the floor.
Healthcare facilities and care institutions on the frontlines in the east and southeast of Ukraine face serious challenges to continue to care for their patients. Many have faced cuts to water and electricity, have trouble meeting basic needs such as food, difficultly accessing the medication their patients need, and extreme danger as fighting rages near their locations. Because of the fighting, vulnerable patients such as people with psychiatric and neurological conditions are very much at risk.
“Together we can do so much more”: Partnering with local organisations in Kharkiv and throughout Ukraine