In Moscow and St Petersburg, in cooperation with two community-based NGOs, we provided treatment for patients living with HIV and medical consultations for people with little access to health care, including those who crossed into Russia due to the conflict in Ukraine. We also supported our partner NGO in Moscow in running a mobile clinic serving people living in vulnerable circumstances, offering medical and social assistance.
In 2022, we started to support people arriving in Voronezh, Belgorod, and Rostov regions in southern Russia after fleeing from the conflict in Ukraine. Through regional NGOs, we organized a team of local doctors, psychologists, and social workers to ensure that they received the necessary medical care in authorized medical institutions. MSF also covered gaps in health care and offered financial support to pay for medications and medical consultations when needed. In addition, we donated urgently needed items such as food, hygiene kits, and essential household items to local organizations supporting more than 20,000 newly arrived people.