ILAR Message on War in Ukraine
The International League of Associations for Rheumatology and partner organizations, ACR, AFLAR, EULAR, and PANLAR, wish to express our profound concern for, and solidarity with the people of Ukraine, including our Ukrainian rheumatology colleagues, as they valiantly defend their lives, liberty, security, and sacred culture against this unprovoked invasion by Russian military forces. The continued devastation directly compromises the overall aim of medicine, and our organizations’ mission to improve patients’ lives.
We encourage our members to donate to reputable organizations, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, that are on the ground and responding to this humanitarian emergency. We hope for a swift cessation of hostilities and a peaceful resolution, along with a return to regular societal order that is respectful of the basic rights that fundamentally, and inherently belong to all human beings.