[Perspectives] Design and implementation of a humanitarian cancer care programme for Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania

February, 02, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

Russia’s targeting of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine has disrupted access to health care throughout the country. On March 4, 2022, the EU enacted a Temporary Protection Directive that granted residency, social assistance, and comprehensive medical coverage to Ukrainian refugees and third-country nationals in any of its member states. However, some refugees with cancer are unable or unwilling to travel long distances to countries beyond their immediate borders because of factors such as old age and restricted mobility.

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