The Ukrainian people continue their heroic defence of their homeland from Russia’s genocidal war. The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is critical and the needs immense. According to the UN, 15.7 million people are in need.
Thanks to your generous support and commitment the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is able to deliver aid and assistance– both in Ukraine and to Ukrainians who have sought refuge in bordering countries.
CUF continues to assist the currently strained healthcare sector in Ukraine at this critical time of need.
One successful project started when Gad Acosta, a senior technologist at the University Health Network recognized that a substantial quantity of medical equipment that was being retired by the hospital system but in excellent condition, could be made available to other countries where such equipment is badly needed.
He and his colleagues were instrumental in setting up the Ontario Surplus Hospital Equipment Network (OSHEN) program. Gad advised CUF to complete an application to become a potential recipient of such medical equipment. Through this program, CUF secured 17 dialysis machines and three reverse osmosis machines, all in excellent working order, that were made available by the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The machines were shipped to Lviv to and were distributed among three hospitals, including a children’s hospital, greatly expanding the existing dialysis program in the city.
Although this project was initiated a few months before the full-scale Russian lead war in Ukraine broke out, the dialysis machines now also have the potential to serve the internally displaced persons with end stage kidney disease, who otherwise may not have had any access to treatment at all. A big thank you goes out to two senior dialysis technologists at Sunnybrook, Tim Wu and Colville Chin-Lyn, who recognized CUF as a reputable recipient and ensured a very smooth transfer of the machines to Meest.
Please donate to the appeal today to support millions of Ukrainian families who have been displaced from their homes. #HelpUkraineNow
The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal has been established jointly by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Canada Ukraine Foundation to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The main efforts of cooperation are to provide humanitarian assistance/relief in the areas of Assistance to displaced persons, Medical care, Emergency Shelter and Food security.