Europe's second largest country, Ukraine has a population of over 44 million people. Médecins Sans Frontières first began working in Ukraine in 1999 and is currently responding to the ongoing "frozen war” in the east of the country.
As the conflict in eastern Ukraine continues, access to healthcare remains severely limited for people living along the frontline, due to disrupted services and damage to infrastructure.
In eastern Ukraine, MSF has scaled up its mobile clinics. The teams offer primary healthcare and psychological support to those living in or near the conflict zone, including internally displaced people. The majority of patients are aged over 50 and have chronic diseases.