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.
Efforts to Localize Aid in Ukraine One Year On: Stuck in Neutral, Losing Time
February 24, 2023
Preparing for the Unpredictable: Ensuring the Protection and Inclusion of Refugees from Ukraine in Romania and Moldova
October 6, 2022
Localizing the International Humanitarian Response in Ukraine
September 9, 2022
Number of Displaced Venezuelans Matches Ukraine Crisis, International Support Does Not
August 31, 2022
Ukraine Crisis: The EU and Member States Must Now Work Together to Put Commitments into Practice
March 28, 2022
Statement from Warsaw by Refugees International President on the Crisis in Ukraine
March 8, 2022
Forced Migration Review: Breaking the Cycle – Localising Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine
November 7, 2023
Localizing Aid in Ukraine: Perspectives from Ukrainian Humanitarians in Odesa, Lviv, Zaporizhia, and Dnipro
December 22, 2022
Los Angeles Times: How Can We Improve Humanitarian Aid to Ukrainians? Let Them Control It
August 29, 2022