UNHCR has been working in Ukraine since 1994 and established a country office the following year. A host country agreement was signed in September 1996. Since 2014, our work in the country has been mainly part of inter-agency efforts by the United Nations, campaigning for, and responding to, the protection needs of 1.8 million internally displaced people (IDP) and others affected by the conflict. Thanks to the presence of UNHCR and partners in government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas, human rights violations and protection risks encountered by IDPs and others can be identified.

We continuously monitor protection at a community and an individual level. With our partners we provide shelter and non-food assistance to IDPs and others affected by the conflict and help repair damaged homes.

At the end of November 2017, Ukraine was hosting some 3,250 refugees and 5,500 asylum-seekers, most of whom were from Afghanistan and Syria. At the end of 2016, it was estimated that more than 35,000 people were stateless. We will continue to work with the government to bring Ukraine’s asylum system into line with international standards.

Updated 22 June 2018.

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Contact Information

The UNHCR Representative in Ukraine

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Representative in Ukraine

Street Address:
16, Lavrska Street, 01015 Kyiv, Ukraine

Mailing Address:
16, Lavrska Street, 01015 Kyiv, Ukraine

Telephone:
+380 44 288 9424

Facsimile:
+380 44 288 9850

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 2

Working Hours:
Monday: 9:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 9:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 18:00
Friday: 9:00 - 18:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, new years day
08 January 2018, orthodox christmas
08 March 2018, international women's day
09 April 2018, orthodox easter
01 May 2018, labour day
09 May 2018, victory day
28 May 2018, orthodox trinity
15 June 2018, eid al fitr
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
24 August 2018, independence day ukraine

Comments:
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