DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ukraine, putting millions of lives at risk.
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The humanitarian situation in Ukraine has surpassed the worst-case scenarios predicted. Many civilians in Ukraine have been killed and injured and we are expecting more casualties, mass displacement and soaring humanitarian needs.
More than 3.5 million people have already fled their homes. Leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones, they need food, water and other vital supplies. CARE is especially concerned about the safety of women and girls, who are particularly at risk in an active conflict situation like this. Including from violence and sexual exploitation.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) charities, including CARE, and their local partners are responding in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. They are working to meet the immediate needs of people fleeing by providing food, water and other vital relief.
We need to act now to save lives.
Your donation will help provide food, water and other vital supplies
CARE is already working with partner organisation People in Need to provide assistance inside Ukraine as quickly as possible. The first trucks with relief supplies are already on their way, transporting durable food, hygiene items, nappies, sleeping bags and mats.
People in Need is one of the largest non-governmental organisations in Eastern Europe and has provided humanitarian aid in the affected regions of Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict in 2014.
You can help provide vital relief to the people of Ukraine, including:
- Hygiene kits
- Wellbeing support
Humanitarian needs inside and outside Ukraine are great
An emergency relief team from People in Need is in Lviv in western Ukraine. Tens of thousands of refugees are pouring in. "We expect the number of refugees to increase in the coming days," Marek Štys, Head of Humanitarian aid at People in Need.
Neighbouring countries are seeing huge refugee influxes with lines at the borders of countries such as Poland, Romania and Moldova stretching for kilometres. People in Need are working on the Slovak border alongside other humanitarian organisations to support people waiting to cross the border safely. Relief supplies, transportation, and shelter - such as isolated tents for the many children among the refugees - are available at the border.
Help is also needed at the Romanian border near Moldova. Here, people wait in lines that stretch for miles. There is a lack of water, food and hygiene items. At all border crossings from Ukraine to neighbouring countries, relief supplies are urgently needed, as well as sanitary facilities such as mobile toilets.
Recently, children have been sent across the border alone. "Parents decide to stay in Ukraine but want to bring the children to safety," says an emergency worker from “People in Need”.
There has been an ongoing humanitarian emergency in parts of Ukraine since 2014. Find out more in our Under-Reported Crises report.
CARE International UK's humanitarian work is supported thanks to funding raised by players of the People's Postcode Lottery.