Dear Colleagues,

There is no justification for the invasion of Ukraine. While this country is in a defence war for freedom, millions of children and adolescents will be affected with the needless destruction of a country, including many healthcare facilities.

We know that in times of conflict, children and adolescents are always disproportionally affected. This threatens their safety, physical and mental wellbeing, and must be considered a human rights violation and a war crime. 

We are deeply concerned about adequate PAG care as access to hospitals will be impacted.

Our thoughts are with all our members in the region as well as those with friends and family in Ukraine. We express our support for the PAG Association of Ukraine, especially for our good friend Prof. Iryna Tuchkina, Vice-President of PAG Association of Ukraine.

The Executive Board of EURAPAG