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Donbas residents still need medications


According to international estimates, in 2017, due to the conflict in Donbas, more than three million people need humanitarian assistance. Among them are residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, who feel severe deficiencies in medications.

Responding promptly to the needs of the region, as early as 2014, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center united all the directions of medical aid which had already being provided and launched the new project "Aid Help. Health". Till February 2015, the Volunteers of the Center delivered "first aid kits" to the most vulnerable groups of residents: pensioners, invalids, expectant mothers and children.

Over the entire period of the project, more than 11,000 "first-aid kits" for elderly people, expectant mothers and bomb shelters were issued. So, within the program, special kits with everything necessary for obstetrics and the postpartum period were received by almost 2500 pregnant women living in Donetsk and Makiivka, whose due date was before January 31, 2015.

Over the course of the project, more than 20,000 people received medications from the Humanitarian Center.

Today, those who live on the uncontrolled territory and in the "grey zone" are particularly in need of medical assistance in Donbas. Within the framework of the "Targeted Assistance" program, the Center continues to provide the necessary medications to those of Donetsk and Luhansk regions residents who need them most.

Thanks to the activities of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, for three- years period over 9 thousand people have received targeted medical assistance, of which more than 4.5 thousand were children. In total, over 50 thousand people received targeted assistance within the entire period of the Center’s work.