HUMANITARIAN AID: ONCOLOGY NGCA (Territory not controlled by the Ukrainian government)
Due to the blockade imposed by the Ukrainian authorities in 2015, the oncology centers of Donetsk region no longer had drugs (including chemotherapeutic) for more than 5,000 patients in need of urgent treatment. In addition, there is less and less medical equipment for diagnosis and biopsy, laboratories and surgical departments due to lack of maintenance or inability to replace equipment, sometimes even due to theft or vandalism.
Following the presentation of this catastrophic situation to the Donor Humanitarian Committee, thanks to the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the AICM Foundation received multiple funding totaling € 2.5 million and assistance from WHO to rebuild emergency supplies of essential treatments and reagents, as well as 185 units expensive equipment that allows to carry out the most necessary examinations and surgical interventions. In 2016, 2 years after the outbreak of the conflict, the first AICM trucks were able to deliver these valuable goods, allowing all patients in Donetsk Oblast to be restored to treatment within 18 months. Since then, this emergency assistance has been forwarded by other organizations on a more regular basis since 2018.
AICM specialists provided this vital assistance in record time - 8 months to avoid an increase in the number of victims of the conflict, because cancer does not wait for the end of hostilities and takes many lives.