ESAIC Message of support for Ukraine
March 2nd 2022
It is with great sadness, and utmost concern, the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC) learns of the situation rapidly unfolding in Ukraine.
While we remain an apolitical, neutral organisation representing healthcare professionals across Europe, with a role to advance science and improve outcomes and patient safety through connection and not separation, we condemn the use of violence or war. We see no place for either in settling disputes of any kind.
We express our deepest sympathy to all colleagues and citizens hit by the war. We, trained to do everything possible to save lives, are sincerely saddened by the destruction and senseless loss of life occurring in Ukraine. We urge that the region receive the support and resources they need and are not prevented from providing humanitarian or medical assistance to those in need.
The ESAIC has reached out to the Ukrainian Association of Anaesthesiologists (UAA) and contacted the Ukrainian Council and NASC representative to offer direct help to UAA members and families.
For all our members who would like to contribute, the ESAIC asks you to consider donating to organisations setting up relief efforts to help civilian casualties and refugees in the region.
- UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – The UN Refugee Agency
- ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
We plead for a swift and peaceful resolution to this conflict to stop further loss of life.
Additional Information and Support
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