Registered again this year to participate I the New York nycmidnight 100 words micro fiction writing challenge. The competition donating proceeds from registration to charity I chose this year relevantly to support Charity MSF/Doctors without boards.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have worked day and night to switch from regular long-term medical activities in Ukraine to responding to a war situation.
So far during this invasion, the focus has been on surgical, trauma, emergency and intensive care equipment and medicines. But other key medical needs are starting to emerge, including insulin for diabetes patients and medicines for patients with other chronic diseases such as asthma, hypertension or HIV.
Alex Wade, MSF Emergency Coordinator in Ukraine, spoke to ABC News Radio earlier this week about the dire situation in the besieged city of Mariupol: “There are dead bodies in the streets from the different bombings that have occurred. People have started digging holes in their own backyard to bury the dead bodies of their neighbours. People have started dying because they lacked access to medications that they needed for existing medical conditions that they have not been able to get care for.”
As hospitals in the east become overwhelmed with war trauma patients, their supplies are dwindling, and we don’t know how long it will be before Kyiv may be cut off. We are in a humanitarian race against time to supply Ukrainian hospitals.
Please if you can at this time donate to MSF and help them in this vital, life saving work.