Ukraine Crisis – Situation Report #17 (June 23, 2022) – Ukraine
57 hospitals, primary health centers, mobile and static medical units supported
2.9 million beneficiaries • 86,060 WASH and NFI items distributed
53,661 medical services provided
14,600 health consultations carried out
877 SMSPS services provided
606 infection prevention and control (IPC) kits distributed
516 people trained in psychological first aid
- With a history in the country dating back to 1999, we have been operating continuously in Ukraine since 2014, in response to the conflict in the east, providing medical, mental health and protection services, and IPC programs
International Medical Corps, whose history in Ukraine dates back to 1999, has been operating continuously in the country since 2014, when we began providing medical, mental health and protective services, as well as prevention and rehabilitation programs. infection control (IPC) in response to the conflict in the southeast. Following the Russian invasion in February 2022, we expanded our operations across the country, with health, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), protection, gender-based violence (GBV), nutrition, food security and livelihoods, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
International Medical Corps currently has operations in Chernihiv, Dnipro, Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa and Vinnytsia. From these operational centers, International Medical Corps also provides material support in the form of food, non-food items (NFI) and medical supplies and equipment to Donetsk, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv.
Response from the international medical profession
In response to the crisis in Ukraine, International Medical Corps is conducting health, MHPSS, GBV, nutrition and WASH programs. As the situation is different in different parts of the country, International Medical Corps provides contextual programming based on security, access and needs caused by the invasion in each region. In each context, we approach our emergency response in ways tailored to meet the specific needs of people, working closely with communities to assess and meet those needs.
In liberated areas, we focus on stabilization and recovery efforts. Our response philosophy is to rehabilitate, repair and support the health system, ensure access to emerging MHPSS, protection and WASH needs, and ensure that the local population has access to basics such as food, housing, water and money. In high-risk areas, we focus on preparedness measures ensuring that health and social systems can remain resilient to any shocks in the event of conflict. We also focus on providing services to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and residents. In accessible areas, International Medical Corps focuses on the safety and well-being of displaced people in the area.