May 19, 2022
Doctors of the World Colombia’s Visible Campaign
After having delivered 3 tons of medical equipment to 3 hospitals, crucial medical supplies and medicine are on their way to 7 other health centers in the most affected territories of Eastern Ukraine, and in and around Kyiv. We’re also providing trauma and surgical equipment to a hospital in Severodonetsk, and we have sent an additional emergency team to help our nearly 100 colleagues already in the field.
Some of our medical staff have been evacuated to secure areas.
Located inside and outside the country, midwives, nurses and psychologists continue to work remotely by offering online consultations on mental health and sexual and reproductive health to people trapped in the conflict.
According to the UN, nearly 3.5 million Ukrainians have fled to Central Europe (as of March 22nd, 2022). The needs at the borders are colossal! We are currently evaluating the most appropriate response in terms of medical and mental health to help refugees in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. New emergency operations will be implemented based on these assessments.
Another Doctors of the World team is currently in a city close to the Romanian border to store medical and surgical equipment, and to establish a humanitarian corridor which will enable the transportation of medicine between Romania and Ukraine.
Trucks loaded with mattresses, clothes and blankets for refugees in border regions are also on their way from Greece and Turkey.
Photo credit: MdM Greece – ©Yiannis Yiannakopoulos
We continue to raise donations for our emergency appeal. It’s not too late to make a difference and help provide crucial healthcare in Ukraine today.