CCI Europe stands in solidarity with all children with cancer and their families affected by the current situation in the Ukraine. Our main aim is to ensure the continuation of medical treatments and psychosocial support of paediatric cancer patients from Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, the European and global paediatric-oncological community has come together to coordinate a joint effort to take concrete support actions for our Ukrainian community, wherever and whatever is needed.

Safe passage out of Ukraine

A humanitarian corridor has been set up to allow childhood cancer patients and their families to be evacuated thanks to the tight collaboration between St. Jude Global with Tabletochki, SIOPE and CCI Europe.

Although there may be other ways to evacuate children with cancer from Ukraine, we believe that Safer Ukraine is the safest and most efficient one, as it is a coordinated process comprising all the relevant stakeholders: governments, health care professionals – from origin to final destination – and parents/patients organizations. We are talking about the lives of children with cancer and their families who are going through very difficult circumstances, and we must ensure the community we serve that they will get the best possible assistance.

Therefore, CCI Europe will not support individual evacuations of children with cancer and their families.

Supported childhood cancer patients from Ukraine
European countries received patients and families

What is CCI Europe’s role?

Emergency Fund

Collaboration with external partners

Frequent meetings with St.Jude and SIOPE in order to stay aligned. Read about the efforts here

Coordination with CCI Europe members

Facilitating information flow between St.Jude and CCI Europe members. Info and support material here.

How can you help?

Our childhood cancer community from Ukraine needs you now more than ever. The best way you can support them is by donating to the Ukrainian Childhood Cancer Emergency Fund.

The Fund has been created by CCI Europe in order to support our Ukrainian childhood cancer community. CCI Europe will in full transparency allocate funds where they are most needed:

  • Travelling: fleeing Ukraine, regrouping families, travelling back home
  • Medical: pharmaceutical or medical supplies, drugs, cancer treatment (if not covered by the state’s health insurance)
  • Housing: pay of rent, hotel, parents house for families of children with cancer from Ukraine (if not covered by local NGO’s)
  • Daily expenses: food, clothes, hygiene goods
  • Others such as translation costs etc.
  • Coordination helpline: contact point for all refugee patients and NGOs

Apply for funding

Are you a member organisation of CCI and are in need of financial support for families from Ukraine?

Click here to find out more:
For all inquiries regarding Ukraine (for example donations, offering accomodation and other ways of support),

please write to

News and updates

Here you can get latest and important updates: