March 12, 2022

Dystonia Europe stands in solidarity with Ukraine

Dystonia Europe stands in solidarity with Ukraine
Dystonia Europe is deeply concerned about the latest horrific developements in Ukraine,
at the enormous human suffering and loss of life caused by the war.
Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people and in particular with people living with dystonia and their families, as well as our dystonia member association in Ukraine.

We are especially concerned about the situation of people living with movement disorders such as dystonia, who are vulnerable to disruptions in healthcare services, medical treatment and medicines caused by the war.
DE is in close contact with our Dystonia member association in Ukraine to assess the current needs of people with dystonia affected by this situation. We would like to assure them that in these difficult times they can count on the support of the dystonia community in Europe.
We are also in close contact with our member associations in the neighboring countries of Ukraine where refugee dystonia patients may be entering and might need assistance for medical treatment and care.              
We encourage our partners who may be able to provide assistance to people with dystonia and those who care for them in Ukraine to get in touch and see how and if we can work together.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and we hope for a peaceful resolution as soon as possible, to minimise the amount of pain and hardship for all people.

Adam Kalinowski
Dystonia Europe

Monika Benson
Executive Director
Dystonia Europe