AMDA Emergency Relief #9: Crisis in Ukraine (March 22, 2022) – Hungary

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Medical assistance in border areas:

On the morning of March 20, two doctors arrived in Budapest from Japan to join the previous *ADMA-TICO relief team for the work of assisting Ukrainian evacuees. After arriving, one of them immediately headed for Beregsurany, a village on the border where the team was working. The doctor took over the work of the predecessor who had been on duty the day before and began working with a local rescue team to prepare for urgent medical intervention.

On the same day, the remaining members of the AMDA-TICO relief team began providing assistance in Zahony, another border town where medical services were offered to evacuees at a local train station. Medical activities were carried out daily for three hours from 5 p.m. according to the train schedule from Ukraine. A doctor, two nurses and a team coordinator, as well as a Ukrainian doctor from his local counterpart, offer free medical consultations.

A total of four patients fell that day when they received the necessary treatment and medication. To ensure accurate prescription, the drugs are labeled in multiple languages ​​(Hungarian, English and Japanese) to make them recognizable to multinational aid workers. They were placed on the shelf personally obtained by the mayor of the city of Zahony.

*For this mission, AMDA partners with TICO, a humanitarian NGO based in Tokushima, Japan.

Supply of medical supplies to hospitals in Ukraine:

As of now, the AMDA-TICO team is also working with its local counterpart Kalpatalja Haz to supply medical products to Ukrainian hospitals. On March 19, a Budapest-based AMDA-TICO coordinator visited the Kalpatalja Haz headquarters in Kisvarda for further coordination. There, the coordinator was able to meet some of the evacuees in person and learn about the situation on the ground.

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