2023 UKRAINE APPEAL
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has brought immense suffering and devastation to the people of this nation, and their healthcare system is in a state of crisis. Hospitals are struggling to provide even the most basic medical care due to a severe shortage of essential equipment, consumables, and medicines. The Christian Medical Association of Ukraine (CMAU), a beacon of hope in these dark times, is tirelessly working to provide medical relief to those affected by the conflict.
What we have been able to do so far
We have been richly blessed through your support in being able to respond to this ongoing need. Our appeal has raised over $800,000 from individuals, charities and corporate donors but, far more significantly, we have been able to build strong partnerships over the past 18 months with NHS and private hospitals, suppliers of drugs and consumables, and logistics companies, giving us huge leverage.
The result is that we have been able thus far to send over 130 truck and lorry loads of donated medical equipment, consumables and drugs – worth literally millions of dollars - into Ukraine, which have been distributed to over 300 hospitals, clinics, churches and front-line units all over the country. These include 54 anaesthetic machines, 120 paramedic backpacks and over 30 lorry loads of hospital beds and mattresses.
Suppliers have been beating a path to our door to work with us and our work has been acknowledged in the UK parliament, welcomed by the Ukraine government and honoured by the receipt of a Logistics Industry Leadership Award for 2023.
The ongoing need
We are continuing to send up to four lorry loads per month, but we are now out of funds to continue the work. Might you help us to continue? As most of the supplies we send are donated, we normally pay only £2,000 costs per lorry (up to 52 pallets) and a £300 handling charge per pallet of drugs, so any gift you can make will have a huge impact. In addition, we have been offered 50 Emergency Health Packs at £500 each by one of our suppliers (each containing over £2,000 worth of drugs for frontline clinical use).
As Christians and healthcare professionals, we have been blessed with the skills, knowledge, and resources to bring healing and comfort to those who are suffering. It is our calling to extend our hands to the wounded and sick, to be instruments of God’s love and mercy. I invite you to join us in further supporting CMAU’s noble mission by generously contributing to the procurement and transport of much-needed medical supplies to Ukraine.
Reasons to support
Here are a few reasons why your support is crucial:
- Saving Lives: Your contribution will directly impact the lives of countless Ukrainians by giving them access to life-saving medical care. Through your generosity, you can help alleviate their pain and suffering.
- Fulfilling Our Christian Duty: Jesus teaches us to love our neighbours as ourselves and to care for the least among us. By supporting the Ukraine Appeal, we are living out these principles and demonstrating Christ’s love in a tangible way.
- Strengthening Unity: This is an opportunity for us, as Christian healthcare professionals, to come together in unity and show the world the power of faith-driven compassion. Together, we can make a significant impact.
- Inspiring Hope: By standing with CMAU and the people of Ukraine, we send a powerful message of hope amid despair. We can show that even in the darkest of times, the light of Christ’s love shines brightly.
Thank you for your partnership
Your generous donation will enable us both to purchase and receive medical equipment, consumables, and medicines, as well as facilitate their safe transport to and distribution throughout Ukraine. Every donation will bring us one step closer to providing much-needed relief to those who are suffering.
I urge you to prayerfully consider how you can make a further difference in the lives of the people of Ukraine through your support. Together, we can be the hands and feet of Christ, bringing healing and hope to those in need. Your generosity can change lives and be a testament to our faith in action.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and your willingness to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. May God bless you abundantly for your compassionate heart and generous spirit.
Thank you for partnering with ICMDA and for helping us see a Christian witness
through doctors and dentist in every community and in every nation.