Ukraine

14.6 million people are considered to be in need of humanitarian assistance. UNHCR is one of over 650 organisations and partners operating in Ukraine as part of the inter-agency humanitarian response and has expanded the scale and reach of programmes to deliver assistance.

 

US $598.9 million

are urgently needed from January to December 2024
Woman standing with her son
Olena, 32, and her son Artem,7, came to Poland from Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on 22 May 2022. They first lived in a hostel in Warsaw, but recently moved to a rented flat. Olena only has a part-time job for the time being, but hopes to find more sustainable employment. Artem is attending a Ukrainian school in Warsaw. © UNHCR/Anna Liminowicz
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UNHCR has been present in Ukraine since 1994. In line with its mandate, UNHCR provides protection services and assistance to help refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, war-affected and stateless people access their rights and essential services and find sustainable solutions. In 2014, UNHCR scaled up its presence in eastern Ukraine to provide humanitarian services and assistance to people impacted by the war. 

The full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has resulted in loss of life, separation of family members, and loss of homes, belongings, savings and jobs. Civilian infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, disrupting the supply and access to gas, electricity and fuel.  Attacks by missiles, rockets and drones continue to pose a risk to the safety and security of millions of Ukrainians. 

Approximately one-third of Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes and around 3.7 million are currently displaced within the country, while some 5 million are displaced as refugees abroad

The humanitarian needs inside Ukraine continue to grow as the war continues and 14.6 million people are considered to be in need of humanitarian assistance according to the 2024 Humanitarian Needs Overview and Response Plan. IDPs, older persons, and persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable and severely affected by the war. UNHCR is one of over 650 organisations and partners operating in Ukraine as part of the inter-agency humanitarian response and has expanded the scale and reach of programmes to deliver assistance and services as close as possible to the frontline and in regained areas where people with high vulnerabilities have remained, and to displaced people and returnees.

For the latest figures relating to the Ukraine situation, see the Operational Data Portal.
Explore the dedicated website to access additional information and UNHCR's news and stories related to Ukraine.

 

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Populations

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Population types

Note: The "Stateless" category does not include stateless people who are also in other categories, to avoid double counting. The total number of stateless, across all categories, is  .

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by country

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by origin

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

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Financials

Budget and expenditure trend

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by pillar

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by objective

Note: The table presents the  budget for this operation broken down at the objective level. Resource allocation at the objective level is subject to change during the course of the year as the operational situation evolves and priorities shift. The current budget, reflected in the bottom line of this table, is updated on a monthly basis and is replaced by the final budget at year-end.

Expenditure by Outcome Area

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

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