December 20, 2022
Everyone in Ukraine is facing a tough winter: At least one-third of the country’s energy infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed by Russian attacks, leaving millions without dependable power for water and heat as cold weather sets in. Americares is working with partners in Poland and Ukraine to provide more than 25 generators to medical facilities and health centers.
November 08, 2022
The war has affected everyone in Ukraine, but it is particularly cruel to pregnant women.
There is constant stress, as many men are away fighting, and frequent air raid alarms require everyone to descend into shelters. Some pregnant women travel long distances to find safety – a move that can also be stressful, as they are now far from the support of family and friends. The health effects on pregnant women are stark.
War and displacement are difficult for healthy people but can be doubly challenging for those who suffer from chronic illness such as diabetes. War can disrupt supplies of chronic disease medicine, and stress can worsen health, making treatment even more critical.
Americares is responding to the war in Ukraine with an emergency response team to support health services for families affected by the escalating humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion. We are delivering medicine, medical supplies, emergency funding and relief items to the region as well as support for local partners addressing the needs of people fleeing the war.
April 26, 2022
Stamford, Conn. – April 26, 2022 – Americares announced today it plans to have 100 tons of critically needed medicine and medical supplies delivered to Ukraine, or on the way, within the next 30 days.