Ukraine

Medical data and accounts from patients evacuated on Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) medical referral train show that the war in Ukraine is being conducted with an outrageous lack of care to distinguish and protect civilians. Over 40 percent of the war-wounded on the train have been elderly people...
Raul Manarte is a mental health activity manager for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Ukraine. He helped launch MSF’s mental health response in the towns of Uzhhorod and Ivano-Frankivsk in southwestern Ukraine and Kropyvnystskyi in central Ukraine. Here, Manarte describes how MSF is addressing...
Svitlana fled her village of Okhotnyche, in Zaporizhzhya Region, southeast Ukraine, after severe shelling by Russian forces began in April. She now stays in a shelter in Zaporizhzhya with her mother and 87-year-old grandmother, where she receives psychological support from an MSF psychologist. Here...
Between 25 February and early April, the town of Hostomel, on the outskirts of Kyiv, was the scene of brutal fighting and for a time was under the control of Russian forces. From the first days of the war, when hostilities began on the territory of the Hostomel community, it was just awful. There...
In a country with a solid medical infrastructure, supported by a large-scale international mobilisation, what is the place of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Ukraine? "We are not currently in the front line of emergency care provision," write Thierry Allafort Duverger and Michael Neuman from MSF...
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Kharkiv, the second largest city in the country, has been severely affected by the Russian offensive. While many fled the city the conflict, those who stayed have taken refuge in underground stations to escape the incessant bombing. Médecins Sans...

Dr Morten Rostrup from Norway is working with MSF in Kharkiv providing medical consultations in the underground stations where people are sheltering.

On 4 April, a four-person MSF team visited Mykolaiv to meet with city and regional health authorities. At around 3.30 pm, as the MSF team entered the city's oncology hospital, which has been treating the wounded since the beginning of the war, the area around the hospital came under fire. "Several...

On the morning of Friday 01 April, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF) finalized its first medical train transfer of patients in Ukraine.

Sasha, a long-time staff member of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from Mariupol, Ukraine, describes life in the city as it was encircled and bombarded by Russian forces. For security reasons, he is using only his first name. I was born in Mariupol, and I have spent my whole life in Mariupol. I...
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