Six months after the Russian invasion: Oxfam's humanitarian response to the war in Ukraine

Publication date: 28 October 2022
Author: Oxfam

On 24 February, the Russian Federation started a military offensive in Ukraine, massively escalating conflict in the country. The humanitarian crisis caused by the war has been devastating and mobilized overwhelming solidarity for those affected from people from across the world.

Oxfam has been responding by primarily working with local civil society organizations who are already supporting displaced people and the communities that host them. Both in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries we have provided funding and technical assistance to more than 20 organizations, who have been able to expand their operations to deliver emergency life-saving assistance and protection across different areas.

This briefing is a summary of the work we have accomplished with our partners during the first 6 months of the war. We are grateful to the incredible generosity shown by our supporters, across Europe and beyond. It has enabled us to help 610,228 people from March to August 2022 with vital humanitarian assistance across Ukraine, Poland, Romania, and Moldova.