Years of conflict has forced more

than two million Ukrainians to flee their homes.

Towns and villages are destroyed –

many live with shelling and bullets every day.

Photo Credit:  © UNHCR/B. Kinashchuk

Two and a half years of conflict has left more than two million Ukrainians displaced from their homes. 300,000 others have sought asylum in neighboring countries. Many fled with barely anything and in search for safety.

Despite a ceasefire in place since 2014, Ukrainian civilians continue to pay a very high price. Those living in towns closest to the front lines of the conflict still live with shelling and bullets almost every day and night. Still others in small towns and villages face dire conditions – living in war-damaged buildings that lack heat and electricity.

Your help is needed…

Thanks to supporters, UNHCR provided winter assistance to 60,000 people in Ukraine last year – but the need is even greater this year. Please be generous.

USA for UNHCR is also supporting a campaign organized by a U.S.-based volunteer helping to find a permanent home for a select displaced elderly community in Ukraine. You can donate to this cause through their dedicated Go Fund Me page. USA for UNHCR will be making the grant to help this community through the campaign.


Those whose lives have been uprooted and torn apart by conflict or natural disaster, UNHCR exists to help them. This is the UNHCR story.

What's Being Done

UNHCR is working around the clock in eastern Ukraine, where the vast majority of displaced people are located. Working with the government, UNHCR has developed the basis for a central registration and protection center.

UNHCR has and continues to provide assistance to those who need it most. Together with support from donors, UNHCR will continue to provide the following emergency relief items.


  • Blankets Blankets
  • Towels Towels
  • Water Water
  • Kitchen Sets Kitchen Sets