13 million people are displaced within Ukraine and surrounding countries. Heavy bombings are destroying homes, hospitals, schools—and have killed or injured more than 12,500 civilians (UN official numbers). We know that many deaths and injuries have not yet been recorded. Humanitarian needs are acute.
Humanity & Inclusion's emergency response is underway. Teams in Ukraine & Moldova include experts in rehabilitation, logistics, mental health and psychosocial support, basic needs, and the inclusion of persons with disabilities and older people.
In addition to providing specialized rehabilitation services, psychosocial support and cash distribution, among other initiatives, Humanity & Inclusion is distributing assistive mobility devices such as wheelchairs, canes and walkers. A mobile mental health team is visiting centers housing displaced people. Humanity & Inclusion is working alongside fellow actors responding to the emergency to help implement inclusive humanitarian aid and ensure that populations experiencing the most vulnerability can access vital resources.
In Lviv, our rehabilitation specialists are caring burn victims and patients requiring amputations, as well as training physical therapists on treating conflict-related injuries. In eastern Ukraine, where the needs are greatest, our teams are distributing mobility devices and hygiene supplies.
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As Humanity & Inclusion's crisis response evolves and expands, we'll share key updates here:
Gaëlle Smith, Humanity & Inclusion’s emergency rehabilitation specialist, was deployed to Ukraine to support the local teams. She shares her experience treating patients at a hospital in Dnipro.
Like many Ukrainians, Nadezhda lives with compromised health conditions. After the war worsened her symptoms and displaced her from home, Humanity & Inclusion’s rehabilitation specialists helped relieve pain and restore her energy.
Humanity & Inclusion logistics experts in Ukraine support Save the Children to deliver essential humanitarian goods to the bombarded city of Bakhmut.
In eastern Ukraine, accessing areas close to the front line of conflict is a key issue for humanitarian actors bringing aid for populations unable to flee the war.
With the support of the European Union and the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Humanity & Inclusion transports essential goods and supplies from the city of Dnipro to cities and towns located at the heart of the conflict, within 12 miles of the front line. The organization’s team of highly experienced project managers, logisticians, security experts and drivers offer safe, innovative and ethical logistics solutions to more than 20 partner organizations. The logistics platform operates within the framework of a global partnership with the organizations Bioport and RLH Coop.
Among the millions displaced by violent warfare in Ukraine, aging individuals face particular vulnerabilities. Humanity & Inclusion provides one-on-one and group services to help cope with distress.
Gaëlle Smith, emergency rehabilitation specialist for Humanity & Inclusion, explains the severity of blast injuries in eastern Ukraine and the importance of early rehabilitation for recovery.
In February, Anna Bekh went home to visit family in Ukraine. When conflict broke out two days later, she joined Humanity & Inclusion’s emergency response in her hometown.
In Ukraine, Humanity & Inclusion's teams and Atlas Logistics experts are partnering with local organizations and volunteer networks to deliver humanitarian goods in active war zones.
Rostyk, a physical therapy assistant with Humanity & Inclusion, is working to improve rehabilitation care in Ukraine.
Some people displaced by the war in Ukraine are beginning to return home to cities contaminated by explosive ordnance. Humanity & Inclusion will prepare communities to identify hazards and adopt safe behaviors.