On 24 February 2022, Russia attacks Ukraine on several fronts, launching a major invasion. A year later, millions of people are without basic services as a result of the hostilities. We are facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, with the disruption of health services among the critical concerns.
Today, one year after its first emergency response mission, Médecins du Monde remains inside Ukraine, with a stable team of health professionals and two mobile units operating in the Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Odessa regions. With a local presence and in partnership with local authorities and civil and community organizations, they continue to strive to provide comprehensive health care and protection services to the most vulnerable people who have either been displaced from their homes or excluded from access to health care due to the generalized crisis and shortcomings in Ukraine’s health system.
After a year of intensive cooperation with the Ukrainian health system, Médecins du Monde warns and continues to highlight that the health system is at serious risk following numerous attacks on health infrastructure, due to a lack of medicines and health supplies, as well as restrictions on the movement of the population that prevent them from receiving medical care.