Project profile — Ukraine – Emergency Humanitarian Assistance – ICRC 2022


ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross (21016)
2022-02-14 - 2022-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Ukraine (100.00%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (45.00%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (40.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


January 2022 – Ukraine, an estimated 2.9 million people require humanitarian assistance due to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, with women and the elderly bearing the brunt of the ongoing hostilities. Access to essential services is severely hindered, particularly across the “contact line” in the country’s east. The shock of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic added pressure on a weakened health-care system while the provision of social services struggled. Protection remains a key concern with significant mine contamination and indiscriminate attacks on essential civilian infrastructure. With the support of GAC and other donors, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provides protection, emergency relief, and other essential services to people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence and promotes respect for international humanitarian law in Ukraine. Project activities include: (1) providing medical care, access to water and sanitation facilities, food assistance and livelihoods support; (2) providing the Ukrainian Red Cross Society with technical expertise to strengthen its capacity to promote international humanitarian law, restore family links, and deliver relief in armed conflict and violent situations; and (3) ensuring respect for international humanitarian law in the treatment of civilians not participating in hostilities, and detainees.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to protection, food assistance, health services, livelihood support and other essential services to people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence in affected countries; and (2) increased operational capacities of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated, and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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