UNICEF Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report No. 14, (Refugee Response in Neighboring Countries) 15 June – 12 July 2022 – Poland

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Strong points

  • As of 12 July, more than 5.8 million Ukrainian refugees were registered across Europe, including 3.6 million registered for temporary protection or similar national protection programs.

  • Together, UNICEF and UNHCR manage 37 Blue Points in six countries (Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Moldova, Romania and the Slovak Republic).

  • Comprehensive partnerships in Poland have been formalized for systemic change, including a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Ministry of Health targeting 750,000 people with equitable access to health services.

  • At the regional level, UNICEF has signed an agreement with Eurocities, a network of more than 200 cities in 38 countries, to support exchanges of good practices at city level in critical areas.

  • 24,392 households have benefited from UNICEF-funded multipurpose humanitarian cash transfers in Moldova to date, with plans to disburse $45 million by the end of the year.

  • As of July 11, UNICEF had $261 million against $324.7 million for the refugee response. UNICEF appreciates the generous contributions of public and private sector donors.

Situation in numbers

5,816,729 million individual refugees from Ukraine registered across Europe since 24 February 2022
(UNHCR)

2,225,000 children in need of humanitarian aid
(UNICEF HAC April 2022)

1,170,000 children affected by UNICEF’s intervention in refugee-hosting countries.
(UNICEF HAC April 2022)

Key areas of UNICEF response

Creation of “blue dots” to provide essential support and protection services to children and families, provision of technical support for registration, screening, case management and referral, including tracing families for unaccompanied children, psychosocial support and prevention and protection against sexual exploitation and abuse .

Provision of educational and recreational supplies for children and adolescents, facilitating access to temporary learning, leisure and early childhood development activities; support the host government in the coordination and integration of children into national education systems.

Provision of essential health services for mothers and children, promotion of immunization, infant and young child feeding, provision of essential commodities including vaccines, sanitary supplies, drugs and micronutrient supplements.

Provision of temporary water and sanitation services, distribution of essential hygiene and dignity products for families, women and children, support for infection prevention and hygiene promotion.

Support multi-purpose cash interventions for vulnerable households with children, strengthen the capacity of national social protection systems to integrate refugee children.


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