Photo Credit: © UNHCR/B. Kinashchuk
Terrified of being caught in the crossfire, nearly 1.6 million people are internally displaced inside Ukraine and more than 300,000 are seeking asylum in neighboring countries. Fleeing with barely anything and in search for safety.
Continuing violence has heavily affected access to basic services and many fear persecution for their political views or ethnicity. Incidents of abduction, extortion and harassment in neighborhoods have become all but uncommon.
UNHCR continues to respond to the protection and life-saving needs of those affected by the conflict through emergency assistance and government support.