Ukraine Crisis

Millions of people urgently need support

Read what’s happening in Ukraine and how ShelterBox is helping

Brutal conflict in Ukraine has left millions of people with no safe place to call home. Innocent civilians are being killed, families and lives are being torn apart.

Now, more than eight months after the start of the war, over 15 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

ShelterBox is giving people thermal blankets, clothing, and emergency repair kits. These items will help people fix damaged roofs, seal windows and doors, keep the heat in and make homes watertight.

But as the winter creeps in, we need your help to continue responding. People living in damaged buildings with little or no heating are bracing for temperatures as low as -15°C.

How is ShelterBox helping?


ShelterBox is working with partners, ReliefAid and Green Chernobyl, to support people in Ukraine and those who have fled to a neighbouring country like Moldova.

We have already distributed thousands of mattresses to people living in collective centres like schools and churches in Lviv, Ukraine. This offers people somewhere to sleep and keep warm at night.

We will also be distributing thermal blankets, clothing, and emergency repair kits – including tarpaulins and timber – to help people fix damaged roofs, seal windows and doors, keep the heat in and make homes watertight.

The most vulnerable households will also be given solid fuel stoves, and a supply of firewood that will last the average family through the winter.

Finally, we are supporting refugees in neighbouring countries with high priority items they can carry with them, like hygiene items and cash.

Smiling Ukrainian woman shows off thermal blankets in bedroom
Lyudmyla received thermal blankets, tarpaulin to repair her roof, a solar light and a shovel and pick axe to help clear the debris.

The Ukraine Crisis Explained

Learn more about the current crisis in Ukraine - who is affected and other key facts.