Help supports displaced families in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in Moldova. Through local partner organisations, we are currently distributing essential relief supplies, offering psychological and medical support, and providing information on safe spaces and protection measures.
Ukraine: Millions of people need humanitarian aid
War has been raging in eastern Ukraine since 2014. Fighting between Russian troops and Ukrainian forces in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions has since killed scores of people or driven them from their homes.
In February 2022, the conflict escalated when Russia launched a large-scale war of aggression on Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion, the situation has become increasingly tense throughout the country. In particular, cities in southern and eastern Ukraine such as Kharkiv, Mariupol, and Kherson have been severely affected by the fighting. Several thousand Ukrainians have already fallen victim to the fighting, including civilians.
The number of people fleeing the violence is increasing by the hour. So far, more than 7 million people have taken refuge outside Ukraine, including many women and children. A large number of them are seeking refuge in neighboring countries such as Poland, Moldova, Hungary or Romania. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 7 million Ukrainians have been internally displaced within the country. Humanitarian aid is urgently needed.
Currently, we are distributing food packages, hygiene items and hot meals to refugees and other people affected by the war. We provide psychosocial support, strengthen local medical care and provide information on safe spaces, evacuations and general protection measures.
In the spirit of helping people to help themselves, we support families with financial aid, for example for accommodation costs. We also provide farmers with feed, veterinary medicine and fuel so that they can maintain their production.
In addition, we provide medical and social assistance to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, for example by sending mobile medical teams and caring for children in refugee shelters.
Help prepares winter aid in Ukraine
The upcoming winter in Ukraine will be a great challenge for the population. In many places, the infrastructure has been severely damaged by fighting, including heating systems, electricity and water pipes.
In many buildings, the windows have been destroyed by missiles and no longer offer protection from the icy cold. In addition, the extremely high energy prices are unaffordable for many families.
Help has been working in Ukraine since 2021 to create new perspectives and better living conditions for displaced people and other disadvantaged groups. Due to Russia's attacks, we are now devoting our full attention to emergency aid throughout the country.
- Since the outbreak of the war, 7 million people have left the country as refugees.
- 1.46 million people were registered as internally displaced before the war began, 51 per cent of them in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
- As a result of the Russian invasion, the number of IDPs increased to over 7 million.
- Since February 24, 2022, 5.633 civilians have been killed and 8.055 injured.
- 15.7 million people in Ukraine are dependent on humanitarian aid.
Status: 05 September 2022
- Help is currently providing emergency aid for victims in Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees in Moldova.
- In Ukraine, we are active in twelve oblasts: Donetsk, Luhansk, Kiev, Cherkassy, Chernihiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhya and Sumy.
- We distribute food, water, hygiene articles and hot meals.
- Help offers medical and psychological support through our partners.
- We support families with financial aid that they can use for accommodation costs.
- We offer psychosocial support and provide information on safe spaces, evacuations and general protection measures.
- Help supports farmers with feed, veterinary medicine and fuel.
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