With continued fighting in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, MSF is providing medical supplies, including dressings, bandages, syringes, antibiotics and stretchers, to hospitals in the region.

MSF has been working in Donetsk since 2011, running a program to treat patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis within the regional penitentiary system.

Since March 2014, MSF has also been running a mental health program to provide counseling to victims of violence, as well as technical and emotional support for mental health professionals who were delivering psychological care.

Mental health professionals have been trained in psychological first aid, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, anxiety, and stress management.

A patient infected with TB is treated by a member of MSF staff within a prison in Donetsk, Ukraine, where MSF is helping to treat patients infected with TB.  Photo: Manu Brabo
A patient infected with TB is treated by a member of MSF staff within a prison in Donetsk, Ukraine, where MSF is helping to treat patients infected with TB.  Photo: Manu Brabo

A patient with TB shows the pills for his treatment in a prison in Donetsk, Ukraine, where MSF is helping to treat patients infected with TB.. Photo: Manu Brabo
A patient with TB shows the pills for his treatment in a prison in Donetsk, Ukraine, where MSF is helping to treat patients infected with TB.. Photo: Manu Brabo

MSF staff deliver medicines, to treat chronic diseases, to Hospital no.6 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo
MSF staff deliver medicines, to treat chronic diseases, to Hospital no.6 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo

People wait for a counselling session with the MSF psychologist at the Ambulatory #6 health centre in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo
People wait for a counselling session with the MSF psychologist at the Ambulatory #6 health centre in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo

An MSF psychologist during a consultation with a patient at the health center called Ambulatory #6 in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo
An MSF psychologist during a consultation with a patient at the health center called Ambulatory #6 in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo

Damaged residential buildings in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo
Damaged residential buildings in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo

Men clear debris after a shell fell near their apartment in Voroshilovsky area, in the center of Donetsk, Ukraine.
Men clear debris after a shell fell near their apartment in Voroshilovsky area, in the center of Donetsk, Ukraine.

Semashko area, Kirovsky district, Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo
Semashko area, Kirovsky district, Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo

Galina, 86, looks at the hole where a shell hit her apartment in Kievsky district in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo
Galina, 86, looks at the hole where a shell hit her apartment in Kievsky district in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo: Manu Brabo

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