Ukraine Emergency: one month after the beginning of the conflict

Countries Ukraine
Date 25.03.2022

30 days went by since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine and since then AVSI has never stopped.

Thanks to our local partners, located in Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Moldova, and thanks to the donations we received through the fundraising campaign #HelpUkraine, we could immediately carry out first emergency response actions, and then address more and more specific needs.

Since the conflict began, one month ago, we have helped a total of 21,117 people, of which:

  • 10,476 people in Romania
  • 5,371 people in Poland
  • 4,900 people in Ukraine
  • 390 people in Moldova
Map March 24, 2022

As weeks go by, food items, medicine, clothes and blankets are still very much needed, but the need for psychosocial support becomes even more urgent to all the people who were suddenly forced to flee and leave their loved ones in conflict-ridden areas.
As of today, AVSI provided psychosocial support to 1,300 people, setting up dedicated spaces for women and children in several reception centers.

AVSI's presence in Lviv

In Lviv, we are working with our partner Caritas.
A monastery in Solonka has been turned into a reception center that can accommodate up to 200 people. Most of them are women and children: one of them is only three weeks old.
For displaced people, this is a warm, safe space, where they can find everything they need to spend with dignity the time they will stay there, before leaving towards their next destination.

Maria Laura Conte, AVSI Communications Director, visited this center to see up close what these displaced people need and how they can be helped.

AVSI's actions in Italy

Since March 17, AVSI has been directly supporting the Ukrainians people also in Italy, thanks to the work conducted by the info point #HelpUkraine.
This service helps the Ukrainian citizens navigate the necessary documentation procedures they have to go through after arriving in Italy, matches the incoming people with families who are willing to host them, supports the inclusion of children at school and the entrance to tha labor market for the adults, through specific training, language and educational activities.