Used Emergency Cars Needed in Ukraine

Our Ukrainian colleagues are requesting help to acquire used emergency cars.

#Ukraine is facing with problems related to the lack of emergency cars. Many emergency vehicles were destroyed as they were used to evacuate wounded people, both civilians and military, from the battlefield zone.

Ukrainian Emergency Services need to acquire used cars, that could operate in hot spots and help them to save lives.

If you can help, please contact Dr Mariia Suleman, at the All-Ukrainian Resuscitation Council and Emergency Medicine (ARCEM) #emergencymedicine #paramedics #ambulanceservice


EU Commission launches a new system for in-kind donations to Ukraine and Neighbouring countries

The Commission officially launched its new system to channel in-kind donations from the private sector to Ukraine and countries hosting Ukrainian refugees.

The Commission can help you with confirming that your donation will be accepted, by liaising directly with the national authorities of the country where the donation will end up. The Commission also has a functioning system in place to bring goods into Ukraine.

Please find attached the press release for more information.


Paediatric resources for Ukrainian support

The Paediatric Branch of EUSEM and European Academy of Paediatrics (EAPS) initiated an open access repository that is meant to provide clinicians with shared resources to facilitate provision of optimal care to Ukrainian refugee children in many settings (i.e. in the field, in the in-hospital or out-of hospital setting). Resources can be surfed by topic or by issuing source, also a refugee data collection tool and the Ukrainian vaccination schedule can be found here.

The repository will be updated on a regular basis.

If you wish to contribute to sharing resources, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The material will undergo assessment by our working group in order to be uploaded in this repository.


How to reach WHO Academy

EUSEM has taken the lead in co-ordinating support for Ukraine between different NGOs. We want to be as efficient as possible by collaborating in the best way to optimize our help, thereby reaching out effectively to the people on the ground. We are in close contact with our national society member, the All-Ukrainian Resuscitation Council and Emergency Medicine (ARCEM). Their needs are not only equipment, but also training material. EUSEM, WHO Academy and other NGOs have joined together to create and disseminate ​educational videos in a one-minute format for Ukrainian healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals operating in neighboring countries that are not trained in emergency medicine. 

Please find the link to the WHO Academy to look at the materials:



Interview with Dr Khoury, President of EUSEM

How to prepare for the influx of victims? How to apply a tourniquet? How do you blow out a pneumothorax? Not all Ukrainian health professionals are trained in emergency medicine. EUSEM is preparing pedagogical video clips at high speed, in conjunction with the WHO Academy. These capsules are a summary of the training offered by this new WHO "training centre", based in Lyon.

Abdo Khoury is an emergency doctor at the University Hospital of Besançon. Since 2020, he has been president of the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM). EUSEM federates 36 national emergency medicine societies, including the Ukrainian society, ARCEM (All-Ukrainian Resuscitation Council and Emergency Medicine).

Dr Khoury, do you have any news from Ukraine?
Yes, we are following the situation very closely. We had three meetings this week with our ARCEM colleagues based in Kiev. Already on 25 February, EUSEM publicly expressed its support for Ukrainian emergency workers and then condemned the targeting of health professionals.