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Displaced Ukrainians Need Your Help!
We need volunteers for weeklong disaster relief missions to serve displaced Ukrainians in Warsaw, Poland and donations for medical supplies.
Millions of people are at risk. The dangerous war in Ukraine is jeopardizing thousands each and every day. You can make a difference by volunteering!
You have seen the news. You know what is currently unfolding in the EU. The statistics are staggering.
As you’re aware, the Russian Federation launched a military offensive against Ukraine on February 24, 2022. As of today, more than 4.6 million people have fled Ukraine, making this the fastest-growing humanitarian crisis in modern times. Women and children, who make up 90% of people fleeing the crisis, are at risk of gender-based violence, sexual exploitation, and abuse.
“Almost one child per second in Ukraine is becoming a refugee of the war.” – UN humanitarians
IMR teams are on the ground ensuring basic and urgent needs of the displaced Ukrainians are met. We are scaling up relief services including medical and dental care, psychosocial support, and education to increase health literacy. We need the help of volunteer doctors, nurses, medics, mental health professionals – any medical specialty will make a difference.
Our volunteer teams are serving this vulnerable population by offering much-needed medical and dental care directly to the displaced Ukrainians at a 6,000-person accommodation center in Poland. IMR volunteers are working alongside other qualified volunteers and medical professionals to provide care to some of the most marginalized citizens. We are confident that we will be able to help more people than ever, but we need medical volunteers and financial assistance to help our mission be successful.
The majority of the cases we are seeing are treatable. Team members are carrying donated medicines and medical supplies with them to Poland to help save lives. They are also providing educational information to both patients and the local healthcare community that will be invaluable to them long after we leave.
Our doctors, nurses, PAs, dentists, social workers, EMTs, and other medical professionals are providing humanitarian outreach to the physical, mental, and emotional needs of these people. They are also giving them hope by being present and showing compassion. While each weeklong mission trip is too little time to treat all the sick, it is nevertheless ample time to plant the seeds of hope in their lives for a promising future.
Beginning July 3, in addition to medical volunteers, we will be specifically seeking non-medical volunteers for mission trips to assist with the accommodation center’s operations. These volunteers will be caring for Ukrainian children, including playing sports and games with them, helping at mealtimes, assisting with shelter organization, arranging activities for guests, welcoming new guests as they arrive, etc. Apply for these opportunities by choosing the links for Ukraine disaster relief non-medical trips.
Please consider becoming part of one of our volunteer medical teams by clicking Volunteer and following a link to one of our upcoming disaster relief trips.
If you are unable to volunteer, please consider showing your support through financial giving for medical supplies and equipment for use in the accommodation center, as well as in four hospitals in Ukraine that we are supporting. Imagine being in the position of knowing you could save a life but not having the right equipment to do so. You can help to ensure that doesn’t happen.
Thank you so much for joining this effort. Lives will be saved and changed for sure.
IMR Volunteers on the Ground
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT KRISTEN SHARES HER EXPERIENCES: “These people are amazing, resilient, completely strong, beautiful people.”
LIVE FROM THE FIELD IN POLAND: Philip Chang, RN and Clinical Nurse Specialist, a first-time disaster responder with IMR, shares a bit about his experience.
PENNY, IMR ALUMNUS, NP AND DISASTER RESPONDER IN POLAND discusses serving thousands of displaced Ukrainians. “We are here in Poland at a center with thousands of people. It’s very emotional.”
KAT, 5-TIME IMR ALUMNUS, RN FROM ARIZONA: “You’ll be so appreciated and do great work!”
IMR CLINIC OPERATIONS CALL recorded by team leaders at an accommodation center in Poland. Get answers to commonly asked questions about our Ukrainian relief mission trips. Click here for the recording. Passcode is 09Uw@g8m
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