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‘A desperate situation’: Aid groups struggle to deliver supplies to Ukrainians in need
Aid groups on the ground in Ukraine are struggling to get supplies in and out to help those in need.
Speaking from Lviv, Laurent Ligozat, Head of Mission of Médecins Sans Frontières for Ukraine, told the Prime Minister about the desperate situation facing doctors, especially in cities that have been heavily attacked by the Russian forces.
“The situation in Mariupol is very catastrophic, right now there is no water, people don’t have access to drinking water, which is a big concern,” he said.
“There is no more electricity, there is no more gas and there is no more food.”
He said the staff trapped there have been living in a basement for days.
“It becomes a desperate situation for them,” he said.
“Nothing can enter, nothing can leave Mariupol.”
Hospitals across Ukraine were facing a shortage of medicines and medicines and his organization was struggling to supply frontline hospitals which are receiving many wounded and sick.
“At the moment they need supplies, medical equipment, medicines, it’s extremely difficult now,” he said, adding that hospitals were facing a dire situation.
“In Kiev, in Mariupol, all medical activities take place in the basement.
“In Ukraine you have very qualified personnel who can provide medical care, but the situation cannot last long, I mean a hospital must be respected and not targeted.”