DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
More than a year after the onset of conflict in Ukraine began, the humanitarian need is still high and escalating.
Since February 2022, over eight million people have fled Ukraine to escape the conflict. A further 7 million have been displaced but have stayed in the country.
For those who have remained, they have endured month after month of limited or no access to food, water, healthcare, education, protection and other essential services. The number of people in severe humanitarian need in Ukraine is still growing by the day.
As millions of people go in search of safety, it's time to act.
“We are focusing our immediate response in the Khmelnytski and Dnipro regions, as these locations are part of the planned evacuation routes and we have existing capacity to respond quickly to the needs,” Concern’s Programme Director in Ukraine, Erica Niel, said.
“We are also planning to work closely with a national partner to support hot meal distributions to those who have decided to stay in Kherson, as they are on higher ground, or they may be elderly or have mobility issues. But, with certain areas in Kherson losing electricity, an increase in humanitarian needs and continued evacuations over the coming days seem likely.”
“This war is not going to end quickly. 10 million people don’t easily get to go home and rebuild their lives,” says Ros O’Sullivan, Concern’s Head of Emergency Response.
The situation in Ukraine is likely to worsen. Concern’s teams on the ground require continued and immediate support to deliver life-saving aid to the people inside Ukraine who need it most, including:
- Cash assistance – for rent and other essentials
- Survival kits – including bedding, blankets, cutlery and tableware
- Hygiene kits – including toilet paper, soap and other cleaning items
- Baby kits – including nappies, wipes and soaps
Your donation today will go towards meeting the immediate humanitarian needs of people affected by this crisis, who are vulnerable, frightened and uncertain about what the immediate future holds.
At Concern, we are working in association with our Alliance2015 partners, national organisations and the United Nations to get help as quickly as we can to those who need it most.
What will happen next is unclear, but with your help we can respond and help families affected by the conflict through this crisis. There is no time to waste.
Our impact in 2022
extremely vulnerable people supported in 76 emergencies
people reached through our health and nutrition programmes
people reached, in 25 of the world's poorest countries