Support the International Council of Nurses (ICN) #NursesforPeace campaign in response to the invasion of Ukraine. Join with ICN and its more than 130 National Nurses Associations by sharing the campaign with your network, signing the statement calling for an end to hostilities, and if you are able by making a donation in support of the Ukrainian nurses and its people.
ICN has been involved in several activities to show their support for Ukraine. On Friday 25 February, the day after the start of the invasion of Ukraine, ICN issued a statement calling for the protection and safety of nurses and all healthcare workers. Since then, they have been closely monitoring events and have been in contact with their NNAs in the region. On 2 March, they held a meeting with the Nursing Association of Ukraine, nurse leaders from across Ukraine, their Associations from neighbouring countries and their friends from EFN and EFNNMA. There were vivid and disturbing accounts of the terrible situation unfolding in Ukraine and the need for international solidarity to support the people of Ukraine and bring an end to hostilities.
On 3 March, ICN launched a global campaign #NursesforPeace and, with EFN and EFNNMA, they issued a statement condemning the invasion and calling for an immediate ceasefire and the commencement of intensified diplomatic efforts. The press release and statement can be found on the front page of the ICN website.
Associations and individual nurses can sign up and support the ICN, EFN, EFNNMA statement. Here are all the campaign materials which we urge you to use. For those who want to make a donation, please do that through the ICN Humanitarian Fund and we will work with our associations and international agencies to ensure they are used most effectively. In the ICN press release, you can read some of the eyewitness accounts of nurses from Ukraine and also access the links to all the materials.
ICN will be continuing to monitor the situation closely and work with our members and partners to demonstrate our solidarity with nurses and healthcare workers across Ukraine and to advocate for a speedy and peaceful resolution to the war.