Ukraine Situation

Family portrait. Viktoria Tytarenko, 26 years old, is seating on a bed accompanied by her mother, her sister, her son, and her nephew.
Blue Dot Hub supports vulnerable refugee children and adults. Viktoria Tytarenko, 26 years old, fled from war torn city of Nikolaev on the 15th of March. Accompanied by her mother, her sister, her son, and her nephew, she took the road to Chisinau after two rockets had hit the neighbouring building.   © UNHCR/Maxime Fossat
Individual refugees from Ukraine recorded across Europe
Refugees movements out of Ukraine (since 24 February 2022)*

*This figure reflects cross-border movements (and not individuals). An additional 105,000 people moved to the Russian Federation from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions between 18 and 23 February.

Border crossings to Ukraine (since 28 February 2022)**

**This figure reflects cross-border movements (and not individuals). Movements back to Ukraine may be pendular, and do not necessarily indicate sustainable returns as the situation across Ukraine remains highly volatile and unpredictable.

 

This page will be regularly updated. For additional information, visit the Ukraine emergency page on unhcr.org.

Main documents

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October 2022
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24 November 2022
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24 November 2022
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31 October 2022
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23 November 2022
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18 November 2022
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July - October 2022
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3 August 2022
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For documents related to the country of Ukraine only, please visit the Ukraine operation page.

2022 Overview

Ukraine Situation

The Russian Federation’s military offensive against Ukraine launched on 24 February 2022 has triggered one of the fastest-growing refugee emergencies in history, and the largest since World War II. Millions of people have been displaced internally or forced to seek refuge abroad. Across Ukraine, critical infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed. This has caused total outages of electricity, heating and water in some areas, while other services such as internet connectivity, medical care and public transport have been disrupted. As a result, many people find themselves with no resources or information on where to find safety and accommodation and are unable to meet their basic needs including food, water and medicines. Given the lack of safe humanitarian access, the delivery of life-saving aid is difficult in many areas.

An estimated 90% of the refugees from Ukraine are women and children. They have mostly fled to neighbouring countries. Most have fled to Poland, but significant numbers have sought safety in Hungary, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, and other countries in the region. These countries have demonstrated extraordinary solidarity, providing immediate assistance to people arriving but the scale of the displacement is putting considerable pressure on available services, and on hosting communities. Of the refugee population, a significant portion has continued onward to other European countries.

OCHA’s revised Flash Appeal outlines the most pressing needs of 17.7 million people inside Ukraine, 6.2 million of whom are IDPs. As per its mandate, UNHCR has in parallel coordinated the regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP) for the Ukraine Situation, responding to the needs of people who have fled Ukraine.  The recalibrated Refugee Response plan was issued in October 2022. This will support governments in responding to the needs of up to 9.65 million refugees in Hungary, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and other affected countries, and provide support to hard-pressed host communities.

Given that the emergency has exceeded the worst-case scenario, UNHCR’s additional requirements for the Ukraine Situation are $1,416.8 billion for March to December 2022.
 

See more information on Ukraine Situation page.
2022 Budget

Source: 2022 budget as approved by the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme at its 72nd session in October 2021.