Water and Sanitation in Ukraine

Water and Sanitation in Ukraine

We want to share with you that Nick Schreiner our international technical director is currently on temporary leave from Biomatrix in order to work in Ukraine with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctor’s Without Borders). We fully support him contributing to their humanitarian aid work. Before joining Biomatrix Nick worked with MSF helping to provide water and sanitation for Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh, as well as other projects. Thank you for understanding if we are a little slower getting back to you on some of our Ecosystem projects elsewhere. Nick will be back with us as soon as it is feasible.

Nick Shares About the Aid Work in Ukraine

“MSF currently has operations across Ukraine as well as neighboring countries to assist Ukranians fleeing the conflict as well as those who have remained or been trapped.  I’m currently with a team assisting populations in the locations where they are sheltering from regular airstrikes and shelling.  These shelters are crowded and resources are limited, but it’s amazing to see how people are supporting one another.


MSF is providing medical consultations and material support to these communities.  As the Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Engineer on the team, I’ve been looking at ways to increase the quantity and quality of drinking water available in the shelters.  We’ll be installing some small, packaged reverse osmosis systems for drinking water later this week as well as providing essential hygiene materials.


Elsewhere MSF is assisting with critical medicine including medical evacuations of wounded.  Some colleagues of mine organised a medical train last week to evacuate patients to a referral hospital in the west of the country.

As a non-governmental organisation, our activities are dependent on donations, largely from private individuals.  Every little bit helps!”

– Nick Schreiner

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