Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict: The Red Cross and Red Crescent response one year on
The Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict has had a devastating impact on the lives of millions of people. Nearly six million people inside Ukraine are displaced from their homes while another nearly eight million people are seeking refuge in other countries. Civilians have been killed and injured. Essential infrastructure like homes, schools and health care facilities have been destroyed.
Together, here's what we have achieved
In areas close to the frontline, the situation is particularly dire and dangerous. Teams from the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and local red cross branches continue to support communities, including with food, safe drinking water and cash assistance.
Beyond Ukraine's borders, Red Cross volunteers and staff have been providing health care, relief supplies, mental health and psychosocial support and other services to people who fled the armed conflict.
The last year has shown the strength and resilience of people across Ukraine, but continued support is essential. Even if the armed conflict were to end today, the devastating consequences on people, homes and critical infrastructure will take years to repair. Our work as an International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is and will continue to be guided by and with the people we are helping so we can ensure that their needs are being met.