There is such a unique house in Poland. It’s called House in Lodz. It is an orphanage for seriously ill children, especially disadvantaged children. As Farmaceuci.org, we would like to support the Dom w Łodzi Foundation in the purchase of medicines, hygiene products and specialized food. And we want to do it permanently.
In May 2022, we started a new project to support refugees / displaced persons in Lviv.
The project consists in reimbursing the purchase of medicines for the elderly, the lonely and the disabled who were forced to flee the eastern part of Ukraine. These people, while in Western Ukraine, depend almost entirely on humanitarian aid.
In May 2022, we started a project in the Chernihiv Oblast, in areas covered by military operations in February 2024 as a result of Russian aggression. We are implementing this project in cooperation with the Ukrainian Chamber of Pharmacists.
On March 3, 2022 in Katowice, less than a week after the Russian attack on Ukraine, pharmacist Rafał Hechmann, the founder of the farmaceuci.org (means pharmacists in Polish) initiative, together with a group of volunteer pharmacists opened the first pharmaceutical aid point for Ukrainian refugees in Katowice. At that time approximately 140 thousand refugees were entering Poland EVERY DAY.
Authors: Rafal Hechmann, Anne Bunde-Birouste 1
Introduction: Drug Donations In Emergencies
In September 2004, the BBC News reported that the number of people affected by natural disasters is rising annually. According to the agency, the number of disasters has risen from 261 (53,000 deaths) in 1990 to 337 (83,000 deaths) in 2003.