In view of the ongoing and expanding war in Ukraine, the hardship and suffering of Ukrainians both in the country and on the run, and thus their need for humanitarian aid, is becoming more urgent and greater. The German Red Cross is providing extensive aid to care for the civilian population and fleeing people. In Germany, too, we are helping in a wide range of areas.
Ukraine: Humanitarian aid for those affected by war
- humanitarian aid for affected people in the areas of: provision of essential relief supplies, initial medical care, rescue services, blood donor services, evacuations, water and sanitation, psychosocial support, tracing service
- deployment of currently 33 emergency aid experts in Ukraine and neighbouring countries
- operation of a logistics hub and a supply line for relief goods between Poland and Ukraine
- close cooperation of the GRC with the Ukrainian and Polish Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Humanitarian emergency aid
The German Red Cross is providing comprehensive relief assistance for the population in Ukraine as well as for people fleeing their homes in order to protect lives and care for people in need.
With an extensive relief project, the GRC is providing flexible support to expand existing assistance as quickly as possible in line with the needs on the ground and to be able to implement further measures to support the Ukrainian population. The Federal Foreign Office is financing a large part of the GRC emergency aid.
Seven emergency aid experts of the German Red Cross are currently situated in Ukraine to coordinate the aid with our partners. The Ukrainian Red Cross (URC) faces the immense challenge of constantly preparing for further escalations in the midst of a highly dangerous situation.
In cooperation with the URC and Polish Red Cross (PRC), the GRC has established a supply line between Lublin and Lviv in Poland to ensure a fast and direct delivery of relief supplies to Ukraine with aid convoys.
Support since 2014
Since the beginning of the conflict in 2014, the GRC has been strengthening its long-standing cooperation with the Ukrainian Red Cross. The German Red Cross has been supporting particularly vulnerable people living in eastern Ukraine with monthly financial aid since 2017.