Global Organizations Helping Ukraine
The humanitarian consequences of the ongoing Russian attacks in Ukraine are devastating. Although Russia claims it was targeting the Ukrainian military infrastructure, numerous civilian injuries and casualties have been reported.
The continuing Russian attacks have caused widespread infrastructure damage, destruction of residential areas, and large-scale displacement, particularly in the east of Ukraine. The humanitarian condition has deteriorated while needs grow, particularly in eastern and southern parts of Ukraine. About 2.9 million people need assistance.
The refugee crisis in Ukraine is growing at an alarming rate, and it has been the largest in Europe since World War II. Over 6.5 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes. Others remain trapped in the affected regions without access to essential services.
Humanitarian assistance in Ukraine faces many challenges due to the security situation in the country. Ukraine Humanitarian Fund increases access to funds for the most vulnerable people and communities. The affected Ukrainians continue to receive essential support through this rapid response mechanism.
UNHCR works alongside community organizations, partners, and local authorities to deliver assistance. Inside Ukraine, UNHCR provides relief items such as emergency shelters and blankets. UNHCR has also been supporting Ukraine refugees in neighboring countries with essential supplies. UN interagency humanitarian convoys have delivered over 110 tons of food to vulnerable families in Sumy and Kharkiv.
Global organizations have stepped in to deliver humanitarian aid in Ukraine. World Health Organization (WHO) continues to push for humanitarian access to all parts of Ukraine. WHO has provided more than 200 tons of medical and emergency supplies in the affected areas.
World Food Program (WFP) has mobilized over 60,000 tons of food to support affected Ukrainians. Through food assistance, the program has reached over 1.7 million people in conflict-affected areas. WFP has also provided cash-based service in areas where markets are functioning.