With the financial support of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF), volunteers from GlobalMedic have delivered nearly 300,000 food kits, hygiene supplies, and water purification kits to Ukrainians who have been left without basic human necessities.
Rahul Singh, a renowned Canadian paramedic, established the GlobalMedic Foundation 25 years ago in memory of his late friend. The organization has consistently been at the forefront of providing aid in some of the most challenging areas around the globe, undertaking 249 missions in 82 countries to date.
In Ukraine, the GlobalMedic team has been active since 2014. The Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) funds the procurement and delivery of food, hygiene supplies, and water purification kits. The volunteers of GlobalMedic are the hands and feet on the ground in Ukraine, distributing aid to the remote towns and villages in the regions along the frontline, such as Mykolaiv, Kramatorsk, Dnipro, and Kherson regions, among others.
GlobalMedic’s food boxes, weighing about 14 kilograms, are assembled in accordance with the World Health Organization’s guidelines and contain everything a family of four needs to sustain themselves for a month.
All the supplies are sourced locally and packaged in Lutsk and Mykolayiv. The headquarters of GlobalMedic is located in Toronto. Many members of the Ukrainian diaspora help as volunteers, packing the water purification and hygiene kits. Rahul expresses gratitude to the Canadian-Ukrainian community for their willingness to help in any way possible. The invaluable partnership with GlobalMedic and the dedication of their team exemplify the spirit of compassion and unity in times of crisis.
‘If we deliver a food kit to Mykolayiv, it will always include something produced in that region, such as canned meat”, says Rahul Singh, founder of GlobalMedic, emphasizing the double benefit for Ukrainians, as local participating producers also get to earn income.