United With Ukraine – March 2024 Report

March 2024 Ukraine Aid Report: Medical Aid and Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian Aid: Helping Ukrainian Children

The north-eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, has been battered by constant shelling since Russia launched its full-scale invasion; the barrages have intensified in recent months. After over two years of the war, residents have been trying to adapt to a new way of life in various aspects. For instance, schools have been held almost exclusively online as many civilian buildings have been destroyed and are seen as potential targets, while in-person classes are now being held underground in the city's metro stations.

With underground schools accommodating only a fraction of Kharkiv's 57,000 children, the vast majority are forced into remote learning, fully dependent on access to technology: a computer or a laptop is a necessity for virtual classrooms and assignments. This creates additional vulnerability, particularly for lower-income or large families with many children, when it comes to accessing online education.

United With Ukraine is lucky to have a generous sponsor - Akvelon, a software engineering company. In March 2024, in addition to their donations towards medical aid, Akvelon donated 10 used laptops to United With Ukraine.

With help of our local volunteers and a fellow non-profit organization, CodeIT4Life, United With Ukraine distributed these laptops:

  • 2 MacBook Pro laptops with backpacks were given to students at Kharkiv Lyceum #141.
  • Another 2 MacBook Pro laptops with backpacks were delivered to CodeIT4Life for families in Kharkiv with school-age children.
  • Additionally, 6 laptops with backpacks (MS Surface, Asus, HP Pavilion) were delivered by local volunteers to various recipients in Kharkiv and region, including a 10th grader from Vovchansk whose home was destroyed by Russian barrages, a 5th grader using a mobile phone to join online classes, and 4 families with multiple children lacking sufficient devices.

We urge businesses and international organizations to join our mission, providing devices and technology to Ukrainian schoolchildren to facilitate online learning and secure a brighter future for a generation shaped by the war.

Supporting Ukrainian Medics: Medical Aid for Ukraine

In March 2024, United With Ukraine delivered a total of $4,295.69 worth of medical aid to Ukrainian medics and hospitals in the hardest-hit areas and on the very front lines of the battlefield.

Last month, we delivered $3,134.10 worth of essential medications and infusion solutions to the hospital in Velykyi Burluk (Kharkiv region) and the combat medics of the 5th Assault Brigade. They included:

Medication/Medical Supply # Units Cost Per Unit Total
Betahistine 30 $4.16 $124.68
Bifren (Phenibut) 50 $5.77 $288.46
Hydazepam 0.05 g 50 $5.55 $277.46
Pregabalin 75 mg 50 $6.71 $335.57
Glutargin (Arginine glutamate) 0.75 g 30 $6.02 $180.64
Mydocalm (Tolperisone) 50 $9.95 $497.41
Catheters 60 $0.72 $43.38
Omeprazole 50 $2.32 $116.16
L-lysine aescinate 36 $23.67 $852.07
Thiocetam 40 $10.46 $418.27

The medications and catheters we delivered are essential for providing first aid and treating various critical medical conditions, ranging from neurological disorders to pain management. 

United With Ukraine's approach involves procuring medicines and pharmaceuticals locally in Ukraine. This strategy significantly reduces costs compared to sourcing these items from the US or other countries, ensuring that your contributions go a long way.

The average price of the medications we delivered in March was about $7 per unit, yet they play a pivotal role in saving lives in Ukraine. Your every donation matters tremendously for people on the ground.

Additionally, we dedicated $1,161.59 for the purchase of 9 medical plastic stretchers "Ares M Standard" for the Military Unit А2718. The stretchers that we delivered are crucial for efficient medical evacuation, providing lightweight and durable solutions for safely transporting patients in emergency situations.

Akvelon Ukraine Social Initiative

In March 2024, our sister organization, Akvelon Ukraine Social Initiative, demonstrated its unwavering commitment to supporting Ukraine by dedicating $5,069.32 towards tactical clothing, a drone, and spare parts for the repair of a medical evacuation vehicle. The supplies they delivered are currently put to use by the the 108th Separate Mountain Assault Battalion of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade (Kupyansk direction), the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade (Avdiivka direction), and the 17 Battalion of the 57th Separate Infantry Brigade (Kharkiv direction).

Akvelon Ukraine Social Initiative has made substantial contributions to ensure the safety and well-being of Ukrainian heroes by delivering:

  • 2 rear levers for the repair of a medical evacuation vehicle - $815.23
  • 1 DJI Mavic 3 drone - $2,039.02
  • 6 fleece jackets - $446.45
  • Tactical clothing: 30 pouches, 2 pairs of boots, 4 sets of thermal underwear, 4 pairs of tactical pants, and 4 tactical jackets - $1,768.62

Akvelon Ukraine Social Initiative is dedicated to the safety and effectiveness of Ukrainian defenders. Their support remains a cornerstone in strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities and safeguarding the lives of those who bravely protect their homes and families. If you wish to support our sister organization in this mission, please donate via their website.

Help Ukrainian Medics Save Lives

At United With Ukraine, our commitment to supporting Ukrainian hospitals and medics knows no bounds, and we extend a heartfelt appeal to you to become a part of our mission.

We kindly request you to contemplate making a donation to United With Ukraine by visiting our donation page here

Your donations are tax-deductible, eligible for corporate matching, and translate directly into tangible assistance for medics in Ukraine. You may download one-time PDF receipts and annual PDF receipts for your donations in your donor profile

Together, we can make a meaningful difference for Ukraine and save more lives. 

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