Our organization started its activities in 1996 as a local mission of the French humanitarian organization "Medical Aid Committee". In 2000, its Ukrainian experts, including Nataliya Kabatsiy, the current director of the MACZ, founded a separate charitable organization, the Medical Aid Committee in Zakarpattya (MACZ or CAMZ), and continued cooperation with the French Medical Aid Committee until 2005. Later on, due to Ukraine’s further development, the urgent need for humanitarian aid has vanished and our organization continued its work in other areas. Namely we have taken an active part in reforming public institutions for children and adults with disabilities, as well as in promoting the civil society development in Ukraine.
We strive to develop projects in such a way that they can be self-sustaining in the future. Our experts develop theoretical and practical materials and other documentation. It will be useful for everyone involved in accompanying socially vulnerable groups in Ukraine.
Alongside with our main activities, we always responded to urgent challenges and needs in our home country, such as help to internally displaced people in 2014-2015 or assistance to medical institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since February 24, 2022, our organization has started to provide urgent assistance to refugees who pour into Zakarpattya from the Ukrainian regions of active hostilities. We also prepare and send humanitarian aid to the regions where the situation is the most critical.
The main principles in our work are impartiality, independence from politics, tolerance and non-indifference.
Charitable Organization “Medical Aid Committee in Zakarpattya” (now Charitable Organization “Charity Fund "Medical Aid Committee in Zakarpattya”) as the legal person was officially registered on March 21, 2000.
All the activities of the CO "Medical Aid Committee in Zakarpattya" are the work of people to people, which is carried out by:
Nataliya Kabatsiy – director of "CAMZ"; a person with an unsurpassed strategic vision, powerful motivational potential, and perfect French.
Nadiya Danch – project coordinator; the main intermediary between the initiative and those for whom it is most needed, she moderates and accompanies projects, keeps the organization's reports under control.
Lesya Levko – project coordinator; recognized diplomat; she has an impeccable sense of tact and the same level of German, organizer and motivator of both work discipline and leisure.
Eugenia Melesh – lawyer; an expert who oversees the most important areas of human rights protection, upholding social justice, raising the level of legal literacy of the population.
Anzhelika Klayzner - PR manager who can describe and summarize the whole spectrum of the Committee's work without being confused.
Tetyana Kozel – doctor or Dr. Tanya as our refugees from Somalia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Pakistan call her.
Kateryna Irkha – spokesperson for the CO "Medical Aid Committee in Zakarpattya", political scientist, PhD in political science
Volodymyr Melesh – organization’s accountant; responsible for the impeccable order of finances and the same financial reporting
Anhelina Kykyna – office manager of the CO "CF "Medical Aid Committee in Zakarpattya", perfectly transforms any chaos into order
Oleksandr Shershun – person responsible for the logistics and daily work of the humanitarian warehouse
Kostyantyn Blazhevych – person responsible for the daily work of the humanitarian warehouse and interaction with IDPs
Vyacheslav Polyakov – person responsible for the medical direction of the humanitarian warehouse
Valentyna Travkina – person responsible for interaction with visitors to the humanitarian warehouse, providing humanitarian aid
Lesya Babiy – social worker of the temporary accommodation facility for IDPs "PrykhystOK"
Olena Irkha – administrator of the temporary accommodation facility for IDPs " PrykhystOK"