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2023 & 2024

The first convoy of 2024, Icebreaker convoy, departed on 21st January delivering 4 aid-filled ambulances to hospitals in Avdiivka, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr and Zaporizhzhia.

Norfolk Convoy set sail on 19th November adding another 5 vehicles with aid in time for winter as it set in.

Our Convoy of Hope departed on March 5, 2023 and delivered 6 ambulances to 6 hospitals in the Mykolayiv region, the Sumy region and Lviv.

The Coronation Convoy set off on May 9 and delivered 3 ambulances to the Kharkiv and Sumy regions.

Sunflower 1 Convoy delivered 4 ambulances in June to support the people of Ukraine affected by the disaster in Kherson region.

Sunflower 2 Convoy set off on July 23 and arrived in Ukraine on July 25. The ambulances will be donated to hospitals in the Kharkiv region, Toretsk city, the Zaporzhizhia region and Pavlograd in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

As Russian aggression targets the Ukrainian population with ever greater privations and misery it is more important than ever to extend a genuine hand of friendship to the blameless civilians who are the innocent victims of these callous and relentless acts.

Our September People's Convoy set off on 10 September from London. 3 ambulances were delivered in Kyiv on 14 September.


Our October Sunflower Convoy departed on 1 October, 2023 and delivered 5 ambulances to 5 civilian hospitals in the eastern regions of Ukraine in Kherson region, Kupiansk, Vorozhba in Sumy region and others.

We are sending more convoys in November 2023, January 2024 and March 2024.

Our objectives

Medical Life Lines Ukraine has delivered 52 ambulances to war-torn areas of Ukraine since the 24 February 2022 invasion. Russia continues to target civilian infrastructure including apartments, hospitals and electricity generation. The demand for humanitarian aid, civil defence support and medical supplies is unrelenting. We focus on three key areas:

Ambulances for hospitals

Hospitals near the front line have lost many ambulances to enemy action. We work with key partners to provide high quality vehicles so that civilian populations can access the urgent medical support that they so desperately need.

Civil defence

Ukrainian rescuers frequently have to reach civilians trapped under collapsed buildings and need heavy lifting and other equipment (including cranes) to reach them. We find out what is needed, buy it and deliver it to where it needs to be.

Delivering aid

Our vehicles arrive in Ukraine filled to the brim with medical and practical aid including dressings and medical tools, defibrillators, generators, clothes, blankets and even toys for displaced people as well as dog food for rescue dogs.

What we do

With partners including the Ukrainian Ministry of Health and State Emergency Service we identify hospitals, emergency teams, NGOs and others to which our vehicles, equipment and aid can make a real difference. We source, check and buy the right vehicles, equipment and aid then repair it and deliver it to where it will have the greatest impact.

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What can I do?

What you can do Ambulances cost some £15,000 to buy, recondition and deliver to Ukraine. A crane costs far more. We need your help supporting our fundraising, either by sponsorship, direct donations to one of our charity partners in the US, UK and Canada (and elsewhere!) or by helping with our fundraising activities at schools, sports clubs and community events. We also need help sorting and loading aid and are very happy to hear from possible drivers … Do please get in touch!

We are also very happy to hear from possible drivers Do please get in touch


Medical Life Lines Ukraine is delighted to be preparing to deliver the very first rescue crane to be delivered by a UK volunteer group to Ukraine.  Cranes and other heavy lifting are absolutely essential to reach civilians trapped under buildings brought down by Russian action and so this equipment has been targeted by the Russian military.  


We have delivered as much heavy lifting equipment as we can ... but it is very expensive. Please do get in touch if you would like to help meet this unique and urgent need.

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Some of our activities

We have so far delivered 52 ambulances to such destinations as Kyiv City Hospital, Mykhailovsky Hospital, Boryspil neonatal centre, Okhmadyt Children’s Perinatal, Poltava, Chernihiv hospitals, Medical Plaza centre in Dnipro, Pervomaisk in Kharkiv region, Odessa emergencies services, Lviv, Kharkiv A&E, Pobuzhie Children’s, Artziz district hospital, Elderly home in Kirovograd region and others.

Medical Life Lines Ukraine works in partnership with the registered charity British-Ukrainian Aid (reg number 1164472) and a link to its website

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