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.



40 Million 

is the Ukrainian population, including 7.5 million

18 Million

people are projected to be affected by the continuing conflict

14 Million 

¼ of the population have fled their homes since the conflict began

8 Million 

people are now internally displaced and more than 6.3 million are refugees


Impact report 

Since DEC's appeal launch on 3rd March 2022, the UK has come together to support the millions of people that have fled their homes to escape conflict in Ukraine. The funds raised enable DEC member charities and their local partners to provide critical support and services. 

View the June 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 


DEC Ukraine Appeal £350 Million raised


  • 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 DEC or any 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 will 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