The international armed conflict in Ukraine is fueling a devastating humanitarian crisis that is affecting the lives of millions of people. We have worked in Ukraine since 2014 and since 24 February, we have massively scaled up our response to meet the rising needs.

We have some 700 staff working in 10 locations across Ukraine to deliver relief items to the displaced, provide medicines and supplies to health care facilities, restore water supply for millions of people, and other lifesaving activities.

Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine


Latest Update
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.