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In Ukraine, we have supported over 1.8 million people and continue to support people where we can. In addition to providing material aid, including hygiene and shelter kits, we repair war-torn homes and provide psychological and other much-needed support.

In the Czech Republic, we continue to assist the most vulnerable refugee groups and maintain a phone helpline in their native languages.


"Ukraine needs unequivocal support, not hesitation or fatigue. Ukraine is fighting for its freedom, territory, democracy, and European values on which we base our society. They are, of course, also dealing with a major humanitarian crisis. With great respect, I would like to thank all those who support us and our activities to help Ukraine and the hundreds of Ukrainian colleagues working for People in Need and civil society in Ukraine who are tirelessly supporting their fellow citizens throughout the Russian invasion of their country,"  says Šimon Pánek, director of People in Need.


Support to Ukraine 2022–2024:

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, we have supported around 1.8 million people in Ukraine.

  • 16,729 homes have been rehabilitated or repaired
  • 188,979 people have received cash assistance
  • 678,322 food and hygiene kits have been distributed
  • 340,596 people have received bottled water or water tanks
  • 55,189 people have received psychosocial support
  • 307 local civil society organisations received grants, and 100 have been supported through capacity-strengthening activities
  • 20 schools have been repaired
  • 99 bomb shelters have been repaired
  • 179 collective centres have received support



We continue to operate and provide humanitarian assistance in the west and east of Ukraine, where more than 500 team members are currently working.

Across the country, we continue to repair houses, educational institutions, bomb shelters, water systems, and makeshift power supplies.

We have opened Digital Learning Centres and supported Ukrainian organisations and businesses. We distribute cash assistance and briquettes to vulnerable households. We also run the before mentioned phone helpline.

We have been helping refugees in Moldova and Georgia, and we have long supported families there who have provided shelter for people fleeing the war.

In the Czech Republic, we assist refugees with integration, finding accommodation, work, schooling, and health care. Since the beginning of the war, more Ukrainian refugees have arrived in the Czech Republic than any EU country per capita.

All this help would not have been possible without the massive support of our donors, who have contributed more than 93 million euros to our SOS Ukraine appeal.

Looking back

We have been providing support in eastern Ukraine since the beginning of the war in 2014. We have actively provided humanitarian assistance and early recovery support to the most vulnerable people in hard-to-reach places.

After the escalation of Russia's war in Ukraine in February 2022, we significantly expanded our team, and now we provide humanitarian assistance to those in need in various regions across the country. We also support refugees who have arrived in the Czech Republic by the tens of thousands. Since February 2022, we have assisted more than 1.8 million people.

You can read more detailed information about our assistance in our Year of Aid in Ukraine brochure.




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