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UNHCR has been working in Ukraine since 1994, alongside local authorities, partners and community organizations. Ukraine has been affected by years of conflict and uncertainty — throughout these years, UNHCR has delivered essential aid to persons affected by the conflict, internally displaced people, refugees and stateless people in the country.

We work in both Government controlled and non-Government controlled areas of Ukraine to provide legal, social and humanitarian assistance such as winter clothing and blankets and provide psychosocial support and emergency shelter to people in need.

At the end of 2021, almost three million people in Ukraine needed humanitarian support including more than 850,000 displaced by conflict, 5,000 refugees and 36,000 stateless people. 

Despite these challenges, UNHCR continues to stay and deliver for those who need us.

Additional information

For information about our work in Ukraine:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Are you a refugee or asylum-seeker in Ukraine? Find information about your rights and available services on our HELP site.

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Ukraine website

Visit the UNHCR Ukraine website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories.

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Operational updates

For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Ukraine, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

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