LUkraine Humanitarian Mission
Why is it needed?
In July 2023, Yarno Khabikht, the representative of the World Health Organization, stated that Ukraine is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, more than 1,000 attacks on the country’s healthcare system have been recorded, constituting a violation of international humanitarian law. A total of 1,067 attacks have been confirmed, resulting in 74 medical workers and 27 patients being injured, and 124 units of medical transport being damaged. More than two-fifths of people in the south and a third in the east are experiencing shortages of medical supplies, with the situation being particularly dire in those regions. Rural residents and individuals over 60 who have been significantly affected, reported a lack of medications and health services. According to the WHO, this is the largest number of attacks recorded by the agency in any humanitarian emergency.
Overall, approximately 14.6 million Ukrainians are in need of humanitarian and health assistance. As a result, over 13 million people have been displaced since the invasion, with more than five million being internally displaced.
“This is total devastation. Loss of life and the complete loss of livelihood in areas directly affected by the war,” stated Denise Brown, Permanent Coordinator of the UN and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine.
Even though Ukrainian allies provide funds for humanitarian missions, the extensive shifting of the frontline and increased Russian attacks on civil infrastructure make it insufficient. Volunteers are consistently working in the liberated territories devastated by Russian troops, providing support to those who have been left without homes.
LUkraine Humanitarian Mission aims to provide medical and evacuation services on the territories that border the front line in Ukraine (Kherson, Zaporizhya, Donets, Kharkiv, Dnipro regions).
The project includes the following activities:
- emergency medical care and mobile dental services
- temporary assistance locations
- psychosocial assistance, and humanitarian aid.
Given the project’s nature, which requires prompt reactions and ad-hoc interventions, LUkraine has established its representative office in Dnipro (Ukraine) to ensure the project stays on track and to provide proper coordination.
Specifically for those who were evacuated and left without a home, LUkraine has established a comfortable shelter that offers access to water, food, medications, electricity, internet, and washing facilities on a temporary basis.
The project is implemented by LUkraine and LUkraine Representation in Ukraine with the help of our esteemed partner in Ukraine, the CF Center of Salvation of Life. The project partners are the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; Ukraine Charity, the UK-based charity foundation; Venari Group UK, an emergency vehicles manufacturer, Lions Club Luxembourg, a charity foundation, Special Truck Parts (NL), a special vehicles and equipment manufacturer; and Pharmaciens sans frontières Luxembourg asbl.
Why we ask for help?
The first convoy of emergency vehicles, including a medical bus, three ambulances, a mobile dental cabinet, and a pickup car, has already been delivered and is currently serving the project team in their efforts.
In anticipation of a Ukrainian counteroffensive with severe battles expected and considering the Ukrainian army’s success in liberating Ukrainian territories, we are preparing for evacuations and hosting more and more civilians. Ukrainians need our help! Your contribution can help save many lives!