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The Humanitarian Center helps with medical treatment of a girl from Marinka. How to be provided with targeted assistance for a child?

09.06.2017

Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center keeps on helping Donbas residents. Ordinary people, who are forced to live in the armed conflict area, badly need help and support.

In Marinka, a sudden shelling almost killed a whole family – one of the shells exploded in the garden where the Semenchenko family was working. "There were holes from shell fragments in our backyard, the house had no roof – it was all destroyed", - Oleksii, the head of the family, shares.

The father and daughter miraculously survived, but suffered serious injuries: the girl lost her hearing, Oleksii had his leg cut by shell fragments. "Everything was a blur, I was deafened for two minutes, I did not hear anything", - his daughter Karina shares.

First the victims decided not to ask for help. The girl was taken to the hospital only after a few days, when her headache became unbearable. Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center provided the family with medications.

"Thank you so much! You responded so quickly, on the second day we got a call, they offered help and promptly delivered the required medicine", – Iryna Semenchenko says.

Over three years of its operation in the Eastern Ukraine, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center provided targeted assistance for medical treatment and surgeries to more than 8,000 adults and children.

"Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is paying special attention to children, – Igor Khadzhynov, the Head of "Targeted Assistance" program, shares. – We try to provide prompt assistance to seriously ill children who are staying in the conflict area. We help those families who have no funds for children's treatment". 

Who can be provided with assistance?

Targeted medical assistance can be provided to:

  • residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions;
  • internally displaced persons who have a corresponding certificate.

Targeted medical assistance is provided to children belonging to the following benefit-entitled categories:

  • families raising orphans and children under custody;
  • large families with three and more children under 18;
  • single mothers or widows with children under 18;
  • families who found themselves in difficult life circumstances (families with more than one severely ill person).

Targeted medical assistance is provided to adult civilians belonging to the following benefit-entitled categories:

  • single mother/father or grandmother/grandfather taking care of a child;
  • a child and his/her mother/father, who suffered due to military actions, car accident, fire, etc.
  • a young man/lady from 18 to 25 years old who need help in medical treatment/surgery of a curable disease.

The applications for targeted medical assistance can be left via the Humanitarian Center's hotline 0800 509 001 or sent via email helpdonbass@fdu.org.ua.