Project profile — Ukraine and neighbouring countries - Emergency Assistance – HelpAge 2022


HelpAge International
2022-06-27 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Moldova (10.00%)
• Hungary (10.00%)
• Romania (10.00%)
• Slovak Republic (10.00%)
• Poland (20.00%)
• Ukraine (40.00%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (33.00%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (34.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (33.00%)

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, HelpAge is providing assistance to address growing humanitarian needs in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. This project focuses on providing non-food items, food assistance, and health service, increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and providing protection services for conflict-affected children. Project activities include: (1) providing multi-purpose cash and voucher; (2) providing protection services, including psychosocial support to crisis affected populations; (3) providing emergency non-food-kits and food assistance conflict-affected families; and (4) increasing access to safe water and hygiene and dignity kits.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to emergency gender-responsive non-food items, food assistance and medical supplies for crisis affected girls, boys, women and men; (2) increased equitable access to emergency and hygiene kits, including personal protection equipment; (3) increased access to safe drinking water and basic food for conflict-affected girls, boys, women and men; and (4) increased equitable access to quality protection services, including psychological first aid and psychosocial support. 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
Transaction Date Type Value
27-06-2022 Commitment $4,000,000
14-07-2022 Disbursement $2,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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