Intense conflict in Ukraine is threatening the lives and livelihoods of civilians across the country, causing millions to flee. Homes have been destroyed or are unsafe to live in. Essential services have been hit. Families have been separated. People have been injured. Lives have been lost.

Heavy fighting, shelling and air strikes across Ukraine have had devastating consequences for ordinary people. At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, huge numbers of people are arriving with only what they can carry.

DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and across the border in the neighbouring countries. They are working to meet the immediate needs of all people fleeing with food, water, medical assistance, protection and trauma care. 

To learn more about the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, please download the case for support here.



7.8 Million 

have fled Ukraine since the conflict began

6.5 Million

have been internally displaced

$4.29 Billion 

funding requirement inside of Ukraine

$1.85 Billion 

funding requirement for surrounding countries

Use our Charity Search to find the Ukraine Appeal. Search for 'DEC – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal'. This will take you into the appeal page where you can make a donation towards the appeal.
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Impact report 

Almost a year on, the intense conflict in Ukraine continues to threaten lives and livelihoods of civilians across the country. An incredible outpouring of support from the UK public has seen the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal reach £400 million. These donations have so far enabled DEC charities to provide vital aid to millions of people in need, both inside Ukraine and in neighbouring countries.

View the January impact report

Activity by country  

  • Learn more about activities in Ukraine
  • Learn more about activities in Hungary  
  • Learn more about activities in Poland
  • Learn more about activities in Romania 
  • Learn more about activities in Moldova 


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  • What is DEC?

    The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is an umbrella organisation for 15 humanitarian aid agencies that unites UK aid efforts in times of disaster or crisis, in poorer countries around the world.

  • Why is CAF supporting DEC in this way

    We are a cause-neutral charity whose mission is to enable donors to give more effectively to any charity or cause they care about, whether that is a DEC appeal or any other charitable appeal.

    We have traditionally promoted DEC appeals, from the Asian Tsunami to the earthquake in Nepal to the humanitarian crisis in East Africa.

    We believe it is important to highlight the ways in which any member of the public can give to charity, whether through DEC or any other charity of their choice at any time.

  • Claiming Gift Aid

    We want you to get the most of every donation you make, no matter how small or large.  If you are a UK tax payer and donate through CAF, we can re-claim Gift Aid on your behalf.  This will add another 25% to your donation, boosting the income that the DEC can direct towards supporting the organisations who will provide the emergency relief.

  • Who are the partner charities?

    13 of the 15 members are responding to the appeal. For more information on the partner charities, please visit the DEC website