Canadian Red Cross funds new program to help people in Ukraine

Ottawa | August 26, 2022

Mobile Health Units will reach people in remote areas as conflict passes 6-month mark

With thanks to the generosity of Canadians, the Canadian Red Cross today announced additional support being provided to help people in Ukraine who have been impacted by the ongoing conflict.
This support includes Mobile Health Units that will travel to remote areas to provide medical services to people requiring care, including those who have been displaced. Four Mobile Health Teams will reach people in remote areas to provide health assessments, medication, treatment for minor injuries, and referrals for additional care. The Mobile Health Units will be staffed by one doctor and two nurses, along with personnel from the Ukrainian Red Cross.
The situation in Ukraine and surrounding countries is evolving daily. The Canadian Red Cross continues to work closely with the Ukrainian Red Cross and other national Red Cross societies to help support immediate and long-term needs in the region.
Quick Facts:
  • The Red Cross is providing neutral and impartial humanitarian assistance such as the Mobile Health Units and vital medical supplies, food, water, clothing, shelter, hygiene items, psychosocial support, and other urgent items to help those in need. 
  • The Red Cross continues to expand aid, which includes financial support programs, as the conflict hits six months and millions of people remain displaced.
  • The Canadian Red Cross is also supporting the Ukrainian Red Cross as they increase their capacity to respond to emerging needs on the ground.
“After six months of conflict, the humanitarian needs in Ukraine are immense. Medical care has been identified as a significant area in need of support. Thanks to the generosity of Canadians and matching funds from the Government of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross is able to support medical care through Mobile Health Units for people living in remote areas. We remain committed to addressing the immediate and emerging needs of people in Ukraine and those now living in surrounding countries. The Red Cross will be there to help with humanitarian efforts as needs continue to emerge.”
 - Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO, Canadian Red Cross
People living in Canada wishing to help are encouraged to donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal:
  • Online at
To date, the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal has raised $191 million which includes the matching contribution from the Government of Canada. 
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Red Cross donor inquiries: or 1-800-418-1111

About the Canadian Red Cross
Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supporting them in strengthening their resilience.
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