The ICRC has been working in Ukraine since 2014. Our operations in the country are among the ten largest ICRC operations worldwide with a team of over 600 staff members. Working closely with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, we are increasing our response to the humanitarian needs in Ukraine. Our support to people includes emergency assistance such as food, water, and other essential items. We also support hospitals and primary healthcare facilities with medical equipment and emergency preparedness. We repair water stations and support households to rehabilitate their damaged homes. We also help families separated by the conflict reconnect.

Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine


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In numbers

In 2021:

  • 872,500
    people were supplied with water due to infrastructure rehabilitation and materials provided to waterboards.
  • 51
    hospitals received medical equipment to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency preparedness materials.
  • 37,000
    people received regular provisions of food and hygienic items.
  • 28,000
    detainees benefitted from various health and COVID-19 support, hygiene and food assistance, as well as material donations and rehabilitation works.
  • 15,600
    students received assistance aimed at creating adequate conditions for teaching and studying at educational facilities and libraries.
  • 2,300
    households received cash grants or equipment for small businesses, livelihood activities or vocational training.
  • 233
    vulnerable individuals were supported to cross the line of contact in either direction to reunite with their family members
  • 813
    families registered with the ICRC are still looking for their missing relatives.
  • 680
    elderly persons living alone, including individuals with disabilities, were assisted by 124 Red Cross home-visiting nurses.
  • 22,400
    people improved their knowledge of mine/UXO risk following mine-risk sessions.

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