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What's Happening in Ukraine | USA for UNHCR
The UNHCR needs help providing humanitarian aid to those from Ukraine. Winter assistance is essential in keeping displaced people healthy and safe during the winter months.
How long has UNHCR been working with Ukraine?
UNHCR has been working in Ukraine since 1994, alongside local authorities, partners and community organizations to deliver protection and humanitarian assistance to people in need and remains on the ground to help now. UNHCR has stockpiles of aid, cash and other means to help people forced to flee and provided that humanitarian access and safety is granted, UNHCR staff are ready to deliver.
What is UNHCR doing to help?
UNHCR is expanding operations further east and south to hard-to-reach areas, delivering cash and in-kind assistance to Ukrainians, giving emergency shelter repair kits to those with damaged homes, carrying out housing repairs, and providing legal support and psychological counseling. UNHCR is also helping to set up transit centers in neighboring countries and establishing Blue Dots to provide vulnerable groups with protection services.
What does the future look like?
While the full impact of the war is not yet clear, people continue to flee and there remains large-scale displacement in and out of the country. UNHCR has reinforced its operations in Ukraine and in neighboring countries, sending more resources, staff and stockpiles. UNHCR is working with national authorities to identify and support people forced to flee within Ukraine and scaling up response in neighboring countries currently receiving refugees.
How many people have been displaced?
One third of Ukraine’s total population has been forcibly displaced by the war and forced to flee to safer areas within Ukraine or across borders to neighboring countries.
How many people has UNHCR helped?
In the first year of the war, UNHCR provided 4.32 million people inside Ukraine with humanitarian assistance.
What other effects have there been?
185,600 refugees accessed counseling, mental health and psychosocial support, legal aid and protection services through Blue Dot Hubs in 2022.
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