Emergency assistance for refugees
The Russian military offensive against Ukraine has resulted in loss of life, injuries, and mass movement of civilian population throughout the country and neighboring countries, as well as severe destruction and damage to civilian infrastructure and residential housing. Around 7.4 million people have been displaced in western parts of the Ukraine. This leads to fragile and almost collapsing structures in central and western parts of the country and has overstretched the local capacities to respond to the basic needs of the displaced people. Furthermore, around 7 million people have left the country. The Republic of Moldova has accommodated a high number of migrants in ratio to its inhabitants. However, the country does not have the resources to cope with the constant refugee stream. The situation in Ukraine and Moldova has led to overcrowded refugee centres and a lack of food and non-food items. Moreover, both countries cannot provide proper health care and psychosocial support for so many refugees. Therefore, this project contributes to humanitarian relief and improves the situation of IDPs in Ukraine and refugees in Moldova focussing on the most vulnerable groups such as women or children.
The main aim of this project is to address gender specific needs and protection concerns of 37.500 most vulnerable conflict affected IDPs in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in Moldova through the provision of equitable and safe access to humanitarian assistance and most needed goods and services.
- The project improves their living conditions of IDPs in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in Moldova. Therefore, at least ten shelters in Ukraine and 15 in Moldova will be provided with necessary equipment and essential supplies.
- Providing food and essential non-food products meets the basic needs of IDPs and refugees in the target countries.
- Expanding psychosocial services reduces psychosocial distress of IDPs in Ukraine and refugees in Moldova.
Our activities include urgently needed emergency aid as well as cooperating with shelters and refugee centres in both target countries:
- Distribution of food and non-food products
- Provision of shelters to target groups
- Psychosocial support for IDPs and refugees
- Info sessions/Workshops for shelter operators on gender equality in humanitarian assistance
- Raising awareness for topics such as gender-based violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking