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MMC Ukraine Crisis Update: MARCH 2022

Since the conflict in Ukraine began, Medical Mercy Canada Society (MMC) has been supporting the Ukrainian people through financial aid and medical supply deliveries.

What we have done so far:

In Ukraine:

Our in-country managers have shifted their focus from pre-conflict projects to the current crisis. They have been coordinating medical supply deliveries and supporting the many displaced persons who have made it to western Ukraine. A portion of funding previously designated toward infrastructure projects has been redirected to provide immediate aid in camps and villages.

With war waging within Ukraine, MMC has put all current Ukrainian infrastructure projects on hold. 

Our focus now is providing urgent humanitarian aid to the people affected by the on-going conflict.

In Canada: 

The collection and shipment of medical supplies has been a top priority. Our volunteers have been working hard to collect, sort, pack, and ship medical supplies needed in Ukraine. Generous donations by private individuals and organizations have allowed us to send three large shipments since the conflict began.

March 2, MMC launched an official Ukraine Crisis Support Campaign on Canada Helps. In just under a month over $151,030 has already been raised, which has allowed us to help those in need on the ground in Ukraine.

Medical Supply Shipment #1: On March 4th MMC partnered with Inessa Kojlo of Viva Deli in Red Deer, and Volodymyr Kukhtevych of the Ukrainians of Calgary Facebook group. MMC provided 41 boxes of medical supplies split between two shipments. The highest quality medical supplies were prioritized and sent by air into Lviv while remaining boxes were accepted through Meest as humanitarian aid for transport from Toronto and distribution within Ukraine. 

Medical Supply Shipment #2: On March 21st an additional 41 boxes of medical supplies were shipped to Ukraine via Meest air. These supplies will be distributed by in our country on-site managers to designated clinics, hospitals and assorted locations.

Medical Supply Shipment #3:

MMC has so far procured 25 Humanitarian Medical Care Packs from HPIC (Health Partners International of Canada). These medical packs equip individuals to create a functioning clinic anywhere to deliver vital care, medicine, and supplies.  Each individual pack is $600CAD, and contains an estimated $6000CAD in medical supplies.  MMC has partnered up with CMAT (Canadian Medical Assistance Teams) and on March 22, sent 25 Humanitarian Medical Care Packs to Ukraine; they arrived in country on March 24. 

There are on-going plans to send more medical packs to the Ukraine in the future.  

What is Next: 

Medical Shipment #4:

A large donation of $120,000 worth of syringes and needles was generously made to MMC by LIS (Leader Investment Solution Inc) arrangements are being made to fly all 407 boxes directly into Ukraine. 

Up-Coming Shipments & Donations

The need for specific items is still high, the list of supplies that are needed is constantly changing. There will be on going updates on the changes and they will be shared with the MMC community. 

We are currently looking for monetary donations to fill supply requests for three hospitals, located in Buisk, Tovste and outside Kiev. The easiest way to help us get more medical supplies to those in need is to contribute through or Ukraine Crisis campaign: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/medical-mercy-canada-society/p2p/ukrainecrisis/

The urgent need for medical supplies in Ukraine is unchanging. MMC is taking donations at our distribution center. For all donation inquiries contact us at admin@medicalmercycanada.org or 1-403-717-0933 

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