Magen David Adom, Israel’s national paramedic organization, is aiding refugees and the wounded in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and Israel. The American Friends of Magen David Adom launched a Ukraine Emergency Appeal to support this effort.
As the attacks have escalated, MDA has flown four armored ambulances to Poland, which will be driven into Ukraine to evacuate the wounded from the most volatile areas, according to a news release. Paramedics are being sent to Moldova to staff a triage clinic and assist injured and ill Ukrainians at the border, and the MDA will establish a field clinic in Poland once approved by the Polish government.
In Israel, MDA has established a humanitarian hotline to help the influx of Ukrainian refugees locate missing relatives, provide medical assistance and navigate the social and government agencies for needed services.
“Whether the innocent are attacked in Israel or Ukraine, Magen David Adom is there to save lives,” said Catherine Reed, AFMDA’s chief executive officer. “Our Ukraine Emergency Appeal is supporting EMTs and paramedics working near the conflict, and providing lifesaving supplies, equipment, vehicles and services for Ukrainians seeking temporary or permanent refuge in Israel.”