The Russian Federation launched a military offensive against Ukraine on 24 February 2022. As of 20 October, there are more than 7.6 million Ukrainian refugees present across Europe, and more than 4.2 million refugees from Ukraine have registered for temporary protection or similar national protection schemes in Europe. Almost 14 million refugee movements have been recorded out of Ukraine, while at the same time, authorities have reported almost 6.5 million movements back into the country since the beginning of the war. Refugees’ movements back to Ukraine do not necessarily indicate sustainable returns, as the situation across Ukraine remains highly volatile and unpredictable.
Six months since the escalation of the war in Ukraine, shelling and missile attacks continue, causing destruction, civilian injuries and deaths. Hostilities have destroyed critical infrastructure, leaving millions overall without access to basic lifelines such as health services, water, electricity and gas supplies. As of 3 October, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 15247 civilian casualties in Ukraine, 6,114 killed – including 390 children – and 9,132 injured – including 690 children.
A further 7.1 million people have been displaced internally within Ukraine. The massive devastation in urban centres, and the destruction of civilian infrastructure, have made life unbearable for Ukrainians.
ACT members AIDRom, Church World Service, HEKS/EPER, Hungarian Interchurch Aid, Lutheran World Federation, and the Europe forum are responding in Ukraine, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Poland, and Slovakia with the revised appeal budget of USD48,449,334 (Total income as of 28 October 2022: 21,604,347 USD and the Balance requested: 26,844,987USD).
The original appeal appears on this link: https://actalliance.org/appeals-rapid-response-funds/ukraine-emergency-response-for-communities-affected-by-ukraine-conflict-ukr221
The first revision is published here: https://actalliance.org/appeals-rapid-response-funds/ukraine-emergency-response-for-communities-affected-by-ukraine-conflict-ukr221-revision1
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