This is a fundraising appeal to buy ambulances and medical equipment for Ukraine. Ambulances are donated directly to the Ukrainian Embassy in Bern and from there driven into Ukraine. 4 Swiss quality second-hand ambulances have been given since March 2022. One has been operating in Chernihiv; two in Kyiv (one for the Parliament of Ukraine in Kyiv); and the fourth one in the east. Medical equipment, specifically requested by hospitals and medics in Ukraine, are driven by humanitarian aid couriers leaving Basel. Several pieces have left and more requests are being received. Focus is given to where high-quality second-hand equipment can be sourced and delivered to answer a specific need. The hope is to build relationships with these hospitals and medics, and offer enduring support.


RAPID APPEAL FOR GENERATORS – 26.11.2022

  • 1 for Berdychiv military hospital ultrasound diagnostics room
  • 1 for Berdychiv district hospital x-ray room
  • 1 for Berdychiv district hospital blood sampling laboratory
  • If funds flow in, more asks can be answered
Priority will be given to buying generators that can be delivered soonest. The images below show some currently available. To donate any amount, large or small, bank details below – and please be sure to reference “CA HUMANITARIAN AID – GENERATORS” so your gift is recognised for this specific appeal. 1 Swiss franc ~ 0.87 Pound sterling ~ 1.06 USD. Thank you❤️
IBAN CH15 0023 3233 1616 5313 1
Account no. 233-16165313.1
BIC UBSWCHZH80A
I.S.B. Community Association
Fleischbachstrasse 2
4153 Reinach, Switzerland

SPECIALIST SURGICAL SCISSORS – DELIVEREDNOVEMBER 2022

This machine was donated by a kind organisation to a hospital in the eastern Ukraine – but without specialist scissors/shears it needs. We found the scissors online, bought them and had them shipped from the US. They arrived in Basel on 31 October, were added to an aid car and delivered early November.


BERDYCHIV HOSPITAL ❤️


SPECIALIST SURGICAL MACHINE + CABLES NEEDED TO SWITCH ON ANOTHER MACHINE – DELIVEREDNOVEMBER 2022

This electro coagulation/cutting unit is used on injured tissue to coagulate or stop bleeding. The way it works helps to prevent the formation of big scars also. The cables shown were bought for this machine and also to get an additional machine working. All left Basel on 28 October and were switched on in Ukraine on 8 November 2022.


CANDLES FOR UKRAINE WINTER – SEPTEMBER 2022


AMBULANCE 4 – DELIVERED – SEPTEMBER 2022

AMBULANCE 4 with Ukraine’s Ambassador Rybchenko during his visit to Basel – 22 August 2022

Helen Ramscar, Ukrainian Ambassador Dr Artem Rybchenko, ISB Director Bradley Roberts, and diplomatic colleague receiving the 4th ambulance on a visit to the International School of Basel (ISB). Monday 22 August 2022.


BRITISH EMBASSY BERNE SUPPORT FOR THIS APPEAL – 5 June 2022


AMBULANCE 3 – DELIVERED – 27 May 2022


AMBULANCE 2 – DELIVERED – 28 March 2022


AMBULANCE 1 – DELIVERED – 23 March 2022

With the support of the Community Association of the ISB (the International School of Basel), the first ambulance appeal was launched on 14th March. Thanks to the tremendous response within the school community and from generous friends in the UK, US and around the world, within two weeks the funds were raised, paperwork exchanged, and ambulance delivered on Wednesday 23rd March 2022.

Ukrainian Ambassador Rybchenko, ISB parent Helen Ramscar, and UK Deputy Head of Mission, Switzerland, Bill Longhurst, meeting this first ambulance upon arrival at the Ukrainian Embassy. Wednesday 23rd March.

2 DEFIBRILLATORS – DELIVERED to ZSR rescue medics at Medyka (Polish/Ukraine crossing) – 6 MARCH 2022


HOW TO HELP DONATE URGENT MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES TO UKRAINE


Two ways to donate:

For friends in Switzerland, donate via TWINT using these QR codes or any amount of your choice via bank transfer into the Community Association account below:

For friends worldwide, you can donate into the following bank account of the Community Association of the International School Basel (the ISB). If you have any questions feel free to email ca.communications@isbasel.ch

IBAN CH15 0023 3233 1616 5313 1
Account no. 233-16165313.1
BIC UBSWCHZH80A
I.S.B. Community Association
Fleischbachstrasse 2
4153 Reinach, Switzerland

Please be sure to reference “CA HUMANITARIAN AID” so your gift is easily recognised for this appeal.

❤️THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KINDNESS❤️