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The conflict in Ukraine, which has been simmering since 2014, escalated in February 2022. Many Ukrainian men have been called up for military service, so it is mainly women and children who flee to neighbouring countries. It is estimated that around 6 million refugees from Ukraine have sought protection in neighbouring European countries, and a further 3.7 million people are displaced within the country (10/2023).

AWO International supports emergency aid together with Ukrainian partner organisations. The joint projects include aid deliveries to various Ukrainian cities, as well as shelter and psychosocial support for internally displaced persons. The work also focuses on the reconstruction and professional equipment of social institutions such as schools and women's shelters.

Ein Mann und eine Frau stehen in einem Klassenraum vor einer Gruppe Kinder, die an einem Tisch sitzt. Jedes Kind hat einen Laptop vor sich. Der Mann und die Frau tragen Westen mit dem Aufdruck: "AWO Emergency Response, Aktion Deutschland Hilft".

Humanitarian aid in Ukraine

The ongoing Russian war in Ukraine has already forced millions of people to flee their homes, including many children and young people. According to the United Nations, around 18 million people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian aid. Since February 2022, AWO International has been working with local partner organisations to provide emergency relief and reconstruction.

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