A man hugs his daughter and granddaughter after they crossed the border from Shehyni in Ukraine to Medyka in Poland. Numerous Ukrainians are leaving the country fleeing the conflict. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpaA man hugs his daughter and granddaughter after they crossed the border from Shehyni in Ukraine to Medyka in Poland. Numerous Ukrainians are leaving the country fleeing the conflict. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa
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DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

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Concern has deployed an emergency response team to support the people of Ukraine. 

Humanitarian needs are escalating by the hour, civilian casualties are growing, essential services are being disrupted and people are being forced to flee their homes in their thousands. 

3 million people have fled their homes to escape conflict in Ukraine. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is estimating that as many as 5 million people could be displaced during the crisis.

As hundreds of thousands of people go in search of safety, it's time to act. 

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Concern’s response

Having conducted initial assessments on the borders with Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania, Concern’s focus is now turning to inside Ukraine, where we feel the needs are greatest.

We’re co-ordinating our response with the United Nations, and our Alliance2015 partners – a group of European NGOs with whom we’ve worked across many emergencies. We will partner directly with the Czech NGO, People in Need and French NGO, ACTED to scale up the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid both within Ukraine and at the borders.

This includes:

  • Delivering food, hygiene items, trauma kits, nappies, sleeping bags and mats into Ukraine, to the cities of Lviv and Kyiv by truck and train.
  • Providing essential supplies and supports to internally displaced families in Ukraine; access to clean water; psychosocial support for those traumatised by conflict and displacement via a telephone hotline.
  • Supporting Ukrainian people at border crossings by providing food to children on the roads leading to the border with Poland, assisting with the building of toilets and heated tents, and providing hygiene supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, and sanitary products.
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We are currently assessing the situation and will work in association with our Alliance2015 partners, national organisations and the United Nations - People in Need, ACTED, Cesvi and Welthungerhilfe - to formulate a response and 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.

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Our impact in 2020

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17.9 M

extremely vulnerable people supported in 78 emergencies

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9.2 M

people reached through our health interventions

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36.9 M

people reached, in 23 of the world's poorest countries

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