Emergency preparedness and response
In 2014, our organisation, which has been present in Ukraine since 2003, began implementing humanitarian programmes alongside our human rights activities. Since the very first days of the war, our team has brought to aid people affected by the war.
After 24 February 2022, with our extensive experience in emergency situations, we promptly responded to humanitarian challenges. Since the beginning of the Russian Federation's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we have expanded our activities to 23 oblasts of Ukraine, thanks to the financial support of international donors and partners.
Our emergency assistance is aimed at supporting both people seeking refuge from the war and local communities affected by it. We respond quickly to the humanitarian challenges caused by the constant shelling and are often among the first to provide support in liberated territories. Our assistance includes construction materials for rapid repairs, drinking water delivery, food parcels, hygiene products, and psychological support for the victims.
In addition, we continue to provide equipment to collective centres for IDP (internally displaced persons), where we provide basic food and hygiene support. Newly arrived residents of safer communities and vulnerable groups receive direct financial assistance and compensation for utility bills or rent. We also offer specialised psychological support and help restore Ukraine's education system by creating child-friendly spaces and renovating schools and their shelters.
Through close cooperation with partners, other humanitarian organisations, and local authorities, we can respond effectively to crises, and we remain a leading actor in the humanitarian sector in Ukraine.
Ongoing ActivitiesORPast Activities
Improving resilience and well-being of populations affected by the full scale invasion in Ukraine (Psychosocial Support and Protection)
Provision of emergency life-saving shelter and NFI assistance to conflict-affected communities and newly accessible areas in the east of Ukraine
The project's assistance includes the distribution of Emergency Shelter Kits (ESK) and Non-Food Items (NFI) for bomb shelters, as these are the two most needed types of support for the most affected communities. ESKs contain weather-resistant materials that enable urgent repairs to damaged homes. NFI distribution is being undertaken to provide communities with decent conditions in formal and non-formal shelters, which were selected in coordination with local authorities and trained community volunteers.
Provision of humanitarian assistance to population affected by the fighting and internally displaced persons through local partnerships in Ukraine
Czech MFA 2023Improvement of housing solutions for internally displaced persons in Western Ukraine
Improving meaningful access to emergency assistance for vulnerable persons affected by the full scale invasion in Ukraine
Locally led, Inclusive and Versatile Emergency Support to Conflict Affected Populations in Ukraine
Improving access to learning for children affected by the full scale invasion in Ukraine
In the context of the catastrophic impact of the hostilities on Ukraine's education system, the partners in this education project are working to ensure access to education for children who continue to suffer from the consequences of the war. The project is focused on supporting formal schools, temporary learning spaces, and digital learning centres, as well as providing relevant training for teachers and caregivers seeking advanced training in parenting, first aid, mine safety, and social and emotional development.
Provision of cash assistance in Ukraine
Provision of multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance to conflict affected populations in Ukraine
The partners provide food assistance, water delivery, shelter and winterization assistance, medical and psychosocial services, and advocacy to improve access to basic services for the most vulnerable. We also repair water supply systems in coordination with local authorities.