Mariupol, eastern Ukraine

War in Ukraine

In late February 2022, attacks by Russian forces on multiple cities in Ukraine have since led nearly 6 million people to become refugees.

As war spreads throughout Ukraine, people are fleeing the country. They are exhausted, scared and many are suffering from hunger, dehydration or hypothermia. Our teams in Ukraine have had to suspend our usual medical activities.

We are now scaling up our emergency response in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries. In addition to Ukraine, we have teams responding in Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia and Belarus.


Update back from Ukraine

How is humanitarian aid working in Ukraine?

Augustin Augier, who until recently was the head of mission in Ukraine, is back from the war-torn country and explains the constraints of our activities there.

Ukraine – supporting healthcare in Hostomel - Alexander Glyadyelov 06
Photo Story

Working with local medical staff to provide care in Hostomel

13 May 2022
Photo Story
MSF Mobile Clinics in Kharkiv Metro
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Witnessing despair and resilience among people sheltering in Kharkiv’s metro

Voices from the Field 15 Apr 2022
Third medical referral train
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Finding our most useful role in our response in and around Ukraine

Project Update 11 Apr 2022
Eastern Ukraine Mobile Clinics - Vodiane Village
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Area around hospitals, houses, bombed in Mykolaiv

Press Release 5 Apr 2022
Ukraine - First train referral
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“You have a medical train? I have patients for you.”

Voices from the Field 3 Apr 2022
Mariupol, Ukraine AP 13 March
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Bombs over Mariupol: Each day is like losing your whole life

Voices from the Field 24 Mar 2022
MSF surgeon in Okhmatdyt hospital, Kyiv
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Staff in major Kyiv hospital receive training for potential increase in casualties

Project Update 18 Mar 2022
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War in Ukraine has displaced me twice and I’m on the road again

Voices from the Field 16 Mar 2022
Every day thousands of Ukrainians arrive in Slovakia - traumatised and exhausted
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Every day thousands of Ukrainians arrive in Slovakia – traumatised and exhausted

Interview 14 Mar 2022