Fedrigoni Group recently announced that it is supporting Ukrainian citizens, both those still in their country under bombardment and those who have managed to escape and are now scattered over the bordering countries or Italy. Fedrigoni reports that it has chosen to support Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), with the aim of guaranteeing emergency medical supplies to Ukrainian hospitals and training for the personnel of health structures on managing the huge influxes of wounded.
To date, MSF has sent over 200 tons of medical material including surgical and traumatological kits and drugs for chronic illnesses. The humanitarian medical organization has also fitted out a train as an emergency clinic that has so far transferred more than 200 patients from conflict zones to major Lviv hospitals far from the front line. Finally, support will be given via MSF to the fleeing population in the bordering countries, with the distribution of sleeping bags, warm clothing, and tents to face the cold weather and mobile clinical activities for basic and mental health.
Additional interventions for the refugees have seen the mobilization of some Fedrigoni sites in Poland and Italy. At Fedrigoni’s site and cutting center in Poland, the country where the first hundreds of thousands of people have managed to cross the border, employees have mobilized to welcome Ukrainian refugees by collecting funds and assessing, where possible, any possibility of employment. In addition, in Italy, and particularly in Verona, Ukrainian families have found hospitality in premises belonging to the company.
“At such a delicate time for the whole world, we wanted to add our contribution to the mobilisation of so many, hoping to bring some relief to the Ukrainian population, which has been hit hard,” said Marco Nespolo, CEO.