Press Release —Local March 11, 2022

IOM Ukraine response 2022

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is extremely worried about the escalation of military action in Ukraine and the deteriorating humanitarian situation.

In response, the Organization has mobilized teams and is boosting capacity in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Our aim is to respond to the humanitarian needs of Ukrainians forced to flee the country, those internally displaced, and stranded third-country nationals.

IOM, alongside the United Nations and the humanitarian community, is committed to staying and delivering vital assistance to the people of Ukraine and is responding to humanitarian needs in the country and the region, in close coordination with governments and partners.

IOM is one of the largest humanitarian actors in Ukraine, has seven offices inside the country and has had permanent staff and office presence in all neighboring countries for decades.

The IOM response targets affected populations in Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland.

Intervention areas include:

  • water, sanitation and hygiene
  • shelter and non-food items, such as blankets and mattresses
  • health (including mental health and psychosocial support)
  • cash-based interventions
  • food security and livelihoods (including integration support)
  • protection (including humanitarian transport)
  • humanitarian border management
  • camp coordination and camp management
  • displacement tracking

For more information and regular updates, please follow IOM’s global page about the Ukraine response:

IOM’s information hotlines for people fleeing Ukraine:

More detailed information about the IOM response can be found in the recent funding appeal:

Donate to support IOM’s humanitarian efforts in and around Ukraine (100% of the proceeds to go operations on the ground):