- 5.5 million
- people internally displaced
- 3 million
- people receive food or cash assistance from WFP each month
Якщо ви в Україні і потребуєте допомоги чи інформації,
The war in Ukraine continues to displace people, damage infrastructure, disrupt supply chains and hold back the country’s economy. One in three households is estimated to be food-insecure, rising to one in two in some areas of the east and south.
More than 5 million Ukrainians are internally displaced and nearly 8 million are living as refugees in Europe. Many of those who remain have lost their livelihoods, especially in areas close to the front lines. Those who returned are struggling to rebuild their lives, having run out of money or found their homes reduced to rubble.
The war and the energy crisis – the latter resulting from attacks on infrastructure – are disrupting food production and commercial supply chains inside the country, leaving many communities in the east and south with no reliable access to food.
WFP supports 3 million people every month in Ukraine, using a flexible mix of food and cash assistance. We support people wherever they are, including in areas close to the front line.
An estimated 98,000 refugees from Ukraine remain in Moldova, primarily women, children and the elderly, adding pressure to an already fragile economy. WFP provides hot meals to refugees in reception centres, along with cash to host families.
Ukraine is one of the world's major breadbaskets, producing enough food to feed 400 million people per year prior to the war. The war has drastically cut supplies for countries in acute need while driving up food prices. WFP has supported efforts to reopen the Black Sea ports and is working around the clock to transport food from Ukraine to countries in need since an agreement was reached.
What the World Food Programme is doing to respond to the Ukraine emergency
WFP is prioritizing cash assistance wherever banks are functioning and food is easily accessible. Cash assistance gives people the freedom to meet their essential needs as they choose, and stimulates local economies. WFP has distributed more than US$420 million in cash assistance to over 2 million people since March 2022.
WFP delivers food kits and ready-to-eat food rations, primarily in hard-to-reach and frontline areas under intense fighting, where commercial supply lines are disrupted and access to food is unreliable. Food kits typically comprise wheat flour or rice, pasta, sunflower oil, sugar and canned beans or meat. WFP buys almost all of this food inside Ukraine and works with local bakeries to deliver bread.
Support to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova
WFP serves daily hot meals to Ukrainian refugees living in reception centres in Moldova, and provides cash assistance to over 13,000 Moldovan families hosting Ukrainian refugees.
Emergency telecommunications and logistics
On behalf of the United Nations, WFP coordinates humanitarian logistics and telecommunications services in Ukraine as the lead organisation of the Logistics Cluster and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster. The Logistics Cluster consolidates and shares information on logistics services, facilities and access constraints, provides road transport, cargo delivery and storage services, and supports cargo consolidation and planning for humanitarian convoys.
Ukraine transitional interim country strategic plan (2023–2024)UA02 - Transitional interim country strategic plan (T-ICSP)
Limited Emergency Operation (LEO) Ukraine (February 2022 - June 2022)UA01 - Limited Emergency Operation (LEO)
Republic of Moldova transitional interim country strategic plan (2022– 2023)MD01 - Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP)
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