Ukraine Crisis

Millions of people urgently need support

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

What is happening in Ukraine?

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, one year after the start of the war, almost 18 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 continues on, we need your help to continue responding. People living in damaged buildings with little or no heating are facing temperatures as low as -15°C.

The Ukraine war: one year on

If war broke out in your hometown and you had to flee your home at a moment’s notice, what item would you take with you?

To mark the anniversary of the Ukraine war, friends of ShelterBox Dawn French, Judi Dench, Steve Backshall, Gary Lineker, Ben Zand and Stephen Fry share what they would take.

Today, the humanitarian situation in Ukraine remains dire. Here are 5 things you need to know about the war one year on.

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How is ShelterBox helping?

ShelterBox has helped more than 37,000 people affected by the war in Ukraine so far. We’ve supported people displaced within Ukraine, as well as refugees who crossed the border into Moldova.

With our attention now firmly on supporting people through the bitter winter months, we’ll be reaching around 30,000 more people with essential items to help them survive.

People are living in damaged homes without heating or lighting. That’s why we’re providing thermal clothing, solar lights, water carriers and stoves with our new partner, NNLPD.

We’re also working with ReliefAid and Green Chernobyl to provide emergency shelter repair kits. This will help people fix damaged roofs, seal windows and doors, keep the heat in and make homes watertight.

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.