Helping women, children and the most vulnerable to rebuild their lives – Ukraine

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In the six months since the escalation of war in Ukraine, our supporters have helped CARE reach over 416,000 people in the region with emergency food, hygiene kits, temporary shelter, evacuation assistance, cash assistance, psychological support and much more. Here are some of the ways your support reaches Ukrainians:

Women’s health services and support

In Poland, CARE and its partners are helping Ukrainian women find:

  • pre and post natal care,
  • psychological support,
  • hotline and legal services in Ukrainian and Russian for victims of gender-based violence,
  • childbirth classes and support groups for mothers of young children.

Summer activities for Ukrainian children

CARE’s Summer in the City program in Poland will offer workshops and recreational activities to engage Ukrainian children during school holidays.

  • These activities help integrate Ukrainian children into Polish society.
  • They also provide childcare services to Ukrainian families who have found work.

Cash assistance for the most vulnerable refugees

Cash assistance allows families to meet their unique needs. CARE and its partners ensure that the most vulnerable refugees receive cash assistance, including:

  • old people,
  • people with special needs,
  • women with young children.

Together with our dedicated partners in Ukraine and neighboring countries, CARE has already achieved:

  • 380,932 people in Ukraine
  • 27,902 people in Poland
  • 6,000 people in Romania and Moldova
  • 2,080 people in Georgia
  • women with young children.

While images of fleeing refugees crossing borders may dwindle in the news, the situation is no less dire. Reports are surfacing that many people still inside Ukraine face extreme hunger. Their risk of sexual exploitation and abuse is increasing due to the rising cost of living and diminishing opportunities for temporary accommodation.

The war has also caused a hunger crisis in the world, as 29% of the world’s wheat is normally exported from Ukraine and Russia. It has affected countries as far apart as Somalia and Guatemala. By the end of this year, an additional 47 million people are expected to face extreme hunger.

World Humanitarian Day took place on August 19 and this year’s theme was “It Takes a Village”. Never has this expression been more true of the whole world than in recent years. Thank you for being part of this global village and for your commitment to supporting women and saving lives.

See our Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal for more information on the situation in Ukraine.


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