EU’s first medical evacuation operation transfers Ukrainian children from Poland to Italy

EU’s first medical evacuation operation transfers Ukrainian children from Poland to Italy

March 14, 2022

On 13 March, the EU coordinated the first MEDEVAC operation to transfer chronically ill paediatric patients from Poland to Italy. 

The operation was carried out with the financial and operational support of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and is part of the European Solidarity Mechanism for the medical transfer of refugees and displaced persons within the EU. 

The operation was carried out by the Italian medical team at the request of and in close cooperation with Poland. 

The EU also continues to provide emergency assistance to Poland through the Mechanism, with France, Germany, Denmark and Austria providing significant amounts of medicines, medical and shelter equipment and paediatric vaccines.

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