Our Work in Ukraine

The work we’re doing in Ukraine


Consultations carried out by mobile health clinics across the country


first responders and civilians provided with Mass Casualty, Trauma, and Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear (CBRN) training


Mental health support consultations have been carried out by specialist


tonnes of medical aid and supplies donated to where they're needed

*Numbers updated 6 March 2023

Millions of people have fled their homes and travelled long distances without food, water, or access to healthcare. We’re on the ground providing direct medical care, training and support for the people of Ukraine right now.

Ukraine has been our biggest emergency response to date, with 90 doctors, nurses, surgeons, and paramedics sent to provide life-saving medical aid. We first arrived at the conflict on 1 March and have been providing care on the ground ever since. As the situation has evolved, so has our work.

We are delivering a wide range of medical aid across the country, including:

Health Clinics which are getting primary health care to people who have been uprooted by the conflict and have fled their homes. Clinics are like a “GP on wheels” and are staffed by a GP, nurse, and counsellor.

A surgical field hospital which is staffed by NHS surgeons specialising in treating war wounded and limb reconstruction. This has been set-up at a hospital whose theatre was destroyed by shellfire.

Mass Casualty and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear training for 950 first responders in response to urgent requests from hospitals to prepare and respond to imminent attacks.

Surgical support to meet the acute demand for specialist surgery for people injured on the frontlines, particularly war wounds and limb and facial reconstruction. We have teams of surgeons who are working alongside Ukrainian medics in hospitals across eastern Ukraine.

Medical supplies and equipment including first aid kits, surgical equipment, Emergency Health Kits (which are designed for 10,000 people and fill immediate medical gaps following an emergency) and external fixation devices for the treatment of open wounds caused by gunshot wounds and blasts.

We were able to hit the ground running in Ukraine because of your support. If you are able to, please donate to our Emergency Respond Fund today to make sure we can provide healthcare for those affected by outbreaks, conflict and disasters in Ukraine and across the world.

Provide healthcare for people in Ukraine and across the world when crises hit

What your donation to our Emergency Response Fund can go towards

Doctors, nurses and other health staff

Your donation can ensure our health clinics provide direct care and support for vulnerable people.

We’re running health clinics where we have direct care available for the thousands of children, women and men – especially the elderly – who have found refuge here.

Because our Register of almost 1000 health professionals are so specialist and diverse, we can uniquely provide any type of support; from primary healthcare, to trauma surgery.

Health kits, medicines and PPE (personal protective equipment)

A Primary Health Care Kit (imagine a ‘walking Pharmacy’) has everything needed to provide care for 10,000 people over three months.

This is crucial as our medics care for people with a huge range of needs; asthmatic children without their inhalers, expectant and new mothers needing neonatal and maternal care, and people with burns, infections, cuts and other injuries from the conflict.

Training and support for local staff

We’re providing training and support for the national health staff across the country who have stayed to care for their people.

We’ve heard of the difficult cases staff here have dealt with in recent weeks and have been helping them prepare for challenging cases to come. We’re delivering a range of specialist training – from mass casualty, to CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear) training.

In the unlikely event that we raise more money than we can efficiently spend on our humanitarian activities in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, all surplus donations will be directed to our Emergency Response Fund for responding to international disasters, crises and health emergencies.

In emergencies, circumstances can change unexpectedly making it impractical or impossible to carry out the purpose of the appeal.  In these circumstances, money raised will be directed to our Emergency Response Fund.

Other ways to support UK-Med

How to make a donation by phone or post

Donations over the phone

Call us on 0161 521 6859

Donations by post

Fundraising Team
Ellen Wilkinson Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Fundraisers, events and business donations

If you’d like to hold a fundraiser – whether that’s yourself, through your school, community group, workplace, or with friends – we’d love to hear from you!

Please get in touch with Hannah at fundraising@uk-med.org or call 0161 521 6859 to let us know what you’re doing and how we can help.

Donations of blankets, clothes, etc.

Unfortunately, that’s not something we can accept at the moment.

Giving money is the best thing you can do. Donations of money enable UK-Med to respond quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.  

Please read our policy on unsolicited donations to find out more.

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Read the latest updates from our work in Ukraine

Who we are

Born of the NHS, UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity that is ready to help across the world. Our vision is a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

In 1988, a team of Manchester clinicians led by UK-Med’s founder Doctor Tony Redmond OBE went to Armenia in aid of those who had been hit by a devastating earthquake.

That was our first emergency medical response, and thirty years later, we are still answering calls for help. Our register has hundreds of NHS medics who are rigorously trained for emergencies. Along with our global network of health professionals, we’re on-call to get to disaster zones at 24 hours’ notice.

With crises becoming more frequent and severe, we help communities get ready for future emergencies and we make sure that what we learn is shared, so people across the world can get the best care.