It is with great sadness and concern that we at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) learn of the situation rapidly unfolding in Ukraine. While we remain an apolitical, neutral organisation representing healthcare professionals across Europe, including both Ukraine and Russia, we abhor the use of violence or war and see no place for either in settling disputes of any kind. We hope and plead for a rapid and peaceful resolution to this conflict, so that as many lives as possible may be spared.
We call for all agencies and organisations providing humanitarian support in the region to receive the support and resources they need to respond to the crisis, and that they are not obstructed or prevented from providing humanitarian or medical assistance to those in need.
On behalf of the EAN, we ask you to consider contributing to organisations which are setting up relief efforts to help civilian casualties and refugees in the region.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees- The UN Refugee Agency
International Committee of the Red Cross
EAN is also committed to supporting neurological work forces affected by the current situation. We continue to monitor the situation closely.
We remain hopeful for a peaceful conclusion to this crisis soon and in the meantime implore both sides to ensure humanitarian and medical aid can reach those who need it, regardless of allegiance.
Claudio L. A. Bassetti
President of EAN