A man hugs his daughter and grandaughter after they crossed the border from Ukraine to Poland.
Ukrainian refugees

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Ukraine
Humanitarian
Appeal

Leaving everything behind, people
are fleeing conflict in Ukraine.
They need shelter, food and water.

A man hugs his daughter and grandaughter after they crossed the border from Ukraine to Poland. Image: Michael Kappeler/dpa

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Key facts

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18 million

people are projected to be affected by the escalating conflict in Ukraine

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12 million

people - over 1/4 of the population - have fled their homes since the conflict began

More than 5 million people have fled Ukraine and another 7 million have left their homes to escape the conflict, leading to a huge humanitarian crisis.

Heavy fighting, shelling and air strikes across the country have had devastating consequences for civilians. Homes have been destroyed. Families have been separated. Lives have been lost.

At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, refugees are arriving with only what they can carry.

In Ukraine, those who are unable to leave due to age or disability find themselves isolated, without access to food and basic necessities.

DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance.

You can help

Support families fleeing this devastating conflict.

Kit harington

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal with Kit Harington

Kit Harington presents the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal for ITN.

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DEC charities are in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of people affected by the conflict:

  • £30 could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month

  • £50 could provide blankets for four families

  • £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month

A baby is checked for malnutrition in Afghanistan

Habib* is screened for malnutrition at a health clinic supported by DEC charity International Rescue Committee in Afghanistan. Photo: IRC

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Afghanistan Crisis Appeal

Afghanistan is facing its toughest year yet as millions of people go hungry. Malnutrition is widespread and children are dying of hunger and preventable diseases.

Years of conflict, worst drought in 27 years, the pandemic and economic collapse have led to catastrophic hunger. 95% of the population don't have enough to eat and more than 8 million people are thought to be on the brink of famine.

DEC charities are on the ground providing life-saving aid, scaling up their operations and reaching those most in need.

Aid workers unload equipment after the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2018. Image: Hariandi Hafid/British Red Cross

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ABOUT THE DEC

The DEC brings together 15 leading aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas. In these times of crisis, people in life-and-death situations need our help and our mission is to save, protect and rebuild lives through effective humanitarian response.

Pooling our resources to work as one, we are pivotal in co-ordinating the UK public's response to overseas disasters. In collaboration with our Rapid Response Network of national media and corporate partners, we raise the alarm to the UK public and set up easy ways for them to donate.

And we have immediate impact, getting aid to people who need it, fast.

Since our launch in 1963

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75

appeals launched for major disasters overseas

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£1.7 billion

raised, saving countless lives and rebuilding communities