Project profile — Ukraine – Emergency Humanitarian Assistance – World Health Organization (WHO) 2022


WHO - World Health Organization (41143)
2022-03-31 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Ukraine (100.00%)


• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (100.00%)

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)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


March 2022 – The humanitarian situation in Ukraine deteriorated significantly following the Russian military offensive beginning 24 February, which has resulted in over 2 million people displaced to neighbouring countries including Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova and Slovakia, and nearly 1.5 million people internally displaced. The UN estimates that over 12 million people will need humanitarian assistance over the next three months and the UNHCR estimates that as many as 4 million people could seek refuge in neighbouring countries. On March 1, 2022, humanitarian partners issued appeals for approximately USD 2 billion to support the humanitarian response inside Ukraine over the next three months as well as the humanitarian needs of Ukrainians seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. In light of the complexity of the crisis, it is anticipated that humanitarian needs will grow commensurately, which will require ongoing donor support to allow partners to scale up their humanitarian response in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. With GAC’s support, the World Health Organization (WHO) respond to immediate health needs. Project activities include: (1) treating the wounded, trauma-affected and others in need of health care, prioritizing emergency medical services people with disabilities, older persons, children, and other vulnerable groups; (2) providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, including prenatal care; and (3) containing COVID-19 through testing, vaccines, medical supplies, and bolstering public health protocols.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to essential life-saving health services; (2) improved coordination of emergency health responses globally; and (3) strengthened health information management and surveillance in Ukraine and surrounding countries. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in the targeted regions.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
13-04-2022 Disbursement $6,000,000
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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