“With DEC funding we could cover all the basic needs of the new arrivals.”
“We realised we were not abandoned. They were coming to us through the explosions and bullets.”
“The DEC is really valuable to us here on the ground because of how flexible it is and how responsive it is to the needs."
“Water is a basic need. Without your support in this difficult time, we would have really struggled.”
“We’re still in a state of emergency looking at people potentially not surviving this winter.”
“The humanitarian needs are massive, and they will remain massive in the months to come.”
The DEC aid response is fast, effective and flexible, reaching millions affected by the conflict.
Raising over £400m, the DEC is the biggest charitable donor to the humanitarian response.
DEC charities provided aid as huge numbers of refugees fled Ukraine early in the conflict.
Thousands of trauma kits for injured civilians and even incubators for babies were supplied.
Aid workers and volunteers distributed food and supplies as urban areas came under fire.
People forced far from their homes, jobs and possessions were given cash grants to get by.
Children, people with special needs and marginalised groups required extra help and protection.
As time goes on, refugees face new challenges such as access to education and finding work.
The emotional impact of the conflict is deep but mental health support teams are helping many.
As winter bites with frequent power blackouts, fuel and generators are keeping people warm.
DEC funds are strengthening the ability of local people and organisations to help others.
As conflict enters its second year, the humanitarian situation remains desperate.
Six month expenditure: 3 March - 31 August 2022