Liudmyla, 70, stands in her potato cellar, where she sheltered for a month during intense fighting.
© UNHCR/Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi

Ukraine Crisis Appeal

The war in Ukraine has created a massive humanitarian emergency. Donate now to send aid to people fleeing for their lives.

“When the shooting started, I ran to the cellar. I spent a month in that cellar. It was cold, but I had to endure it.”

- Liudmyla, 70, Kyiv oblast

It's been more than two years since Russia invaded Ukraine and created the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.

Devastating attacks continue every day. Over 10 million people have had to flee for their lives. Homes, hospitals and schools have been destroyed.

In frontline areas, families are sheltering in basements, desperate for the fighting to end. For those who have escaped to safer areas, the future remains uncertain.

With your help, UNHCR can send emergency supplies to communities under fire, repair damaged homes and provide counselling for traumatised families.

Please give a tax-deductible gift before 30 June to send life-saving aid to the people of Ukraine.

Your generous donation can provide vital assistance, including:

Anzhela and her niece Liliya receive clothes and blankets in Sloviansk.
Emergency supplies
Vitali and his mother Halyna stand in the ruins of a family home following a missile attack on their village, Ukraine
Home repairs
Children play with toys during a psychological support session for displaced people in Ukraine.
Safe spaces for children
Valeria sits on her bed at a shelter for displaced people in Ukraine with her one-year-old son, David.
Cash assistance

Our fundraising impact

The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.

Humanitarian programs