In the first few months, emergency aid (food, medical care, shelter) for people escaping the war was the highest priority. Thanks to the huge wave of solidarity, we are now also implementing larger medium- and long-term projects on the ground together with our Swiss partner organisations. These include the reconstruction of destroyed buildings, access to health care and schooling, and support for refugees.
Primarily, we help the most affected people who live near combat zones or have had to flee their homes. Those supported mainly include single parents with children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, elderly people and people with disabilities.
The war in Ukraine will continue for some time – and so will the humanitarian needs, which remain immense. We want to make sure that our aid on the ground is sustainable so that we can continue to support the Ukrainian people and help them to return to a normal life one day.