Friday, March 4, 2022

Cystic Fibrosis Europe and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society are apolitical organisations dedicated to improving the lives of people with cystic fibrosis (CF). We join voices to condemn the invasion of Ukraine and to call for aggression to cease. We hope for a fast resolution to this crisis without further violence.  

We stand united in our support of the Ukrainian people, in particular the CF community. We stand with people with CF and their families in Ukraine, as well as our medical colleagues working to care for people with CF and our scientific research colleagues in the field of CF.

We call for medical and humanitarian organisations to be given unrestricted safe passage to bring aid to those in need. We remind that all patients, including men, women and children with CF, receive special protection under the Geneva Convention, as do the medical personnel caring for them.

We are working together with local organisations to assess and respond to the needs of people with CF in Ukraine and those who have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries.

We have launched a special fundraising campaign to support these efforts on please spread the word throughout the CF community worldwide.

Cystic Fibrosis Europe is the federation of national CF Associations in Europe. CFE represents persons with CF and their families in Europe. It was founded at the European CF Conference in Belfast in 2003. Currently, national CF Associations from 39 European countries are member of CF Europe. CFE works in close collaboration with other international organisations and is an active partner in several European projects.

The European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) is an international community of scientific and clinical professionals committed to improving survival and quality of life for people with CF by promoting high quality research, education and care.