Advocacy for Ukraine

What is Happening?

Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine triggered a massive displacement and humanitarian crisis in a country already reeling from years of Russian aggression. European countries have responded by providing displaced Ukrainians temporary protection and access to services and work. Donor states and international organizations have been generous in their humanitarian aid to Ukraine, but provided little of it to local Ukrainian civil society best able to deliver it.

What Must Be Done? 

Refugees International is calling for more international aid to reach the hands of local Ukrainian civil society and is looking to the global response to the crisis in Ukraine as a model for what can be achieved elsewhere in the world when there is enough political will.

Report

Efforts to Localize Aid in Ukraine One Year On: Stuck in Neutral, Losing Time

Report

Preparing for the Unpredictable: Ensuring the Protection and Inclusion of Refugees from Ukraine in Romania and Moldova

Report

Localizing the International Humanitarian Response in Ukraine

Statement

Number of Displaced Venezuelans Matches Ukraine Crisis, International Support Does Not

Advocacy Letter

Ukraine Crisis: The EU and Member States Must Now Work Together to Put Commitments into Practice

Statement

Statement from Warsaw by Refugees International President on the Crisis in Ukraine

Opinion

Forced Migration Review: Breaking the Cycle – Localising Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine

Perspective

Localizing Aid in Ukraine: Perspectives from Ukrainian Humanitarians in Odesa, Lviv, Zaporizhia, and Dnipro

Opinion

Los Angeles Times: How Can We Improve Humanitarian Aid to Ukrainians? Let Them Control It

Advocacy Letter

Letter: Localization of Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine

Advocacy Letter

Communique from the National Conference on Localization in Ukraine

Event

National Workshop on Localizing Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine

Event

Refugees International Autumn Advocacy Awards: Spotlight on Ukraine

Event

Putting Aid in Ukrainian Hands: The Case for Localization of Humanitarian Aid

Commentary

Romania Needs a Longer-Term Approach to Welcoming Displaced Ukrainians

Featured Image: Women who fled the war in Ukraine carry their babies after crossing the Polish Ukrainian border on March 07, 2022 in Kroscienko, Poland. © Omar Marques/Getty Images