We have been working in Ukraine since 2014, and we massively scaled up our response since 24 February 2022 to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by the international armed conflict.

We have over 900 staff working in various locations across Ukraine to deliver relief items to displaced people, provide medicines and supplies to health-care facilities, restore the water supply for millions of people and carry out other life-saving activities.

Distributing food supplies and hygiene kits.

Our work in Ukraine

The ICRC been working in Ukraine since 2014. To meet people’s growing needs following the escalation of the conflict in 2022, we have scaled up our work across the country, particularly in areas directly affected by the hostilities.

Our staff work in Lviv, Kyiv, Poltava, Dnipro, Odesa, Luhansk and Donetsk, alongside our partners in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, to save lives and alleviate the suffering of civilians.

We help people by providing emergency assistance such as food, water and other essential items. We support hospitals and primary health-care facilities with medical equipment and emergency preparedness measures. We repair water stations and work with households to rebuild their damaged homes. We also help families separated by the armed conflict to reconnect with their loved ones.

The impact of our work - in 2023

vulnerable people received a total of UAH 2.7 billion (CHF 69 million) in cash assistance to help them meet their day-to-day needs, provide for their families and rebuild their lives.
vulnerable people living in conflict-affected areas received food parcels to ensure minimum food security.
detainees and prisoners of war benefited from improved detention conditions.
families affected by active hostilities regained access to adequate housing through the provision of construction materials or cash assistance.
marking materials were donated to emergency first responders and the Armed Forces of Ukraine to ensure that areas contaminated with unexploded ordnance are correctly labelled and that communities are informed of the hazards.
food parcels were provided to hospitals, academic facilities and other social institutions to ensure patients, students and other community members receive meals.
families of missing people were provided with an answer on the status of their loved ones.

Contact us


Velyka Vasylkivska Street, 6 "O", Kyiv, Ukraine

Community Contact Centre


+380 800 300 155

Opening Hours:

9am – 6pm
Monday - Friday

Our work with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society and other National Societies

Together with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society and other National Societies, the ICRC provides emergency assistance to people close to the conflict zones and to those displaced by the fighting. This includes food, hygiene items, kitchen sets and household appliances for internally displaced people.