Ivanna receives aid from a volunteer
Ivanna receives aid from Sophia, a volunteer.

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Programme Update, June 2022

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
Programme Update June 2022

Ivanna* receives a food basket from Sophia, a volunteer with DEC charity CAFOD's partner who are providing aid to people in Kharkiv with DEC funds..

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Key highlights

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£74.5 million

of aid to be delivered using DEC funds in the first six months

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248,000 PEOPLE

to receive food assistance including hot meals, food parcels and food vouchers

On 24 February 2022, after weeks of mounting tension, the conflict in Ukraine escalated, threatening the lives and livelihoods of civilians across the country, forcing millions to flee. At least 15.7 million people so far are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance as this conflict has caused the world’s fastest growing displacement crisis since World War II. 

13 DEC charities are responding to the crisis, providing emergency aid and support to families in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Romania and Hungary. With funds raised through the appeal they are supplying essentials like cash, food, water, shelter and medical support. DEC charities and their local partners are also supporting vital protection work across the region to ensure vulnerable people are kept safe.

In the initial phase of the response - the first six months - DEC charities plan deliver £74.5 million of aid using DEC funds, with the remainder being spent over a period of three years. This will allow aid agencies to continue providing the immediate help people need now, as well as establish programmes to support them as they try to rebuild their lives in the months ahead.