Evacuees board a train at a railway station before leaving the separatist-controlled town of Makiivka (Makeyevka) outside Donetsk, Ukraine.
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Ukraine Emergency

Humanitarian emergency in Ukraine

The war has displaced more than a quarter of Ukraine's population, with 14 million people forced to flee their homes.

More than 6 million people have fled Ukraine, while 8 million people are internally displaced. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has stated that the humanitarian consequences of this emergency will be devastating, with countless lives torn apart.

“I have worked in refugee crises for almost 40 years and I have rarely seen such an incredibly fast-rising exodus of people.”

UNHCR is providing urgent protection and aid for those forced to flee, both within Ukraine and in neighbouring countries such as Poland and Moldova. But as the number of refugees rises exponentially each day, we need more support to provide urgent relief.

Please donate now and help people fleeing Ukraine in their time of need.

UNHCR has been working in Ukraine for around three decades to provide humanitarian assistance wherever necessary. But as the crisis escalates, we need your help to provide immediate protection and shelter for those forced to flee their homes.

We will keep you posted on the latest developments of this crisis and how your donation is making a difference.

Donate now.

By donating today, you can help families in Ukraine access:

Senior Supply Officer, Nabil Makki, pictured in the UNHCR warehouse in Bucharest. Nabil came out of retirement to assist in the Ukraine crisis.
Emergency relief items
Rozalia Kucherowa with her son Andriy register at UNHCR’s cash assistance centre in Warsaw.
Protection services
Liubov Suhai, 80, fled her village outside Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, on 16 March and is now living with her daughter Larysa in Warsaw.
Cash assistance
Ukrainian refugees, Andrei and Ludmila, visit UNHCR’s cash enrolment centre in Krakow Tauron Arena to register for cash assistance to cover their basic needs.
Border crossing advice

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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.

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