Since the Ukraine Crisis began on 24 February 2022 an estimated 4.7 million refugees fled Ukraine, and there are an estimated 6.5 million internally displaced within Ukraine, heading west towards Dnipro, Kyiv and Lviv. Significant numbers of refugees have now started returning home from Poland and the situation is very fluid.
HF is collaborating with UN agencies and the Polish Red Cross.
To date 65 volunteers from 11 countries have been involved in the aid operation for Ukraine. We are grateful to the many individuals and organisations supporting us, and we estimate that the total value of aid including volunteer effort and donated goods exceeds €251,400. To date the team has assisted over 20,000 refugees.