UNFPA publishes new report on emergency situation in Ukraine


In February, almost 6,600 individuals received counselling, specialised mental health sessions, and psychological support.

UNFPA provided the Republic of Moldova’s healthcare system with 20 new ambulances equipped with cutting-edge medical technology.

UNFPA maintained services at 49 safe spaces and women-friendly spaces in Ukraine for those living in their communities, those displaced to other communities, and those who have left Ukraine for Moldova. Throughout the region, UNFPA distributed more than 3,000 dignity kits to women and girls in February, ensuring access to menstrual and hygiene products, as well as warm clothing.

In February, Ukraine experienced a surge in attacks, resulting in damage to power infrastructure, limited access to heat and water, restricted civilian movement, and hindered access to critical services. The escalation of hostilities has presented significant challenges for organizations providing support to vulnerable individuals in need of gender-based violence (GBV) support, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care, and mental health and psychosocial assistance.

As of February 2023, an estimated 8.1 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in other parts of Europe, with an additional 5.3 million internally displaced within Ukraine. Approximately 14.6 million individuals require health assistance, and 3.6 million require GBV prevention and response services.

Despite these challenges, UNFPA continues to work alongside its partners to expand the provision of essential services for women and girls across most regions of Ukraine and neighbouring countries, in response to the evolving humanitarian situation.

UNFPA’s efforts in Ukraine have resulted in the provision of essential services for women and girls, including those who are survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and at risk of violence. There are currently 45 facilities, including GBV survivor facilities, survivor relief centers, career hubs, and women-friendly spaces known as “Vilna,” a national hotline, and over 100 mobile psychosocial support teams that provide assistance and linkages to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services across Ukraine.

In February 2023, almost 6,600 people received SRH information, referrals, and services. Over 5,130 mental health and psychological consultations were provided by mobile teams and the hotline run by UNFPA and its partners. Additionally, 1,690 women sought help at survivor relief centers, and over 520 young people received counseling through the “No trivia” chatbot.

Furthermore, 6,290 women and girls accessed SRH services from 23 mobile clinics and maternity units, and 184 people were trained to enhance SRH services. To further expand SRH services, an additional mobile team started operating in Sumy oblast, with plans to cover the entire territory of the Sumy region, as well as areas affected by the occupation.

Overall, there are now 22 UNFPA-supported SRH mobile teams operating across Ukraine. These efforts are critical, especially in the context of the increasing hostilities and displacement in the region, as millions of Ukrainians require health assistance and GBV prevention and response services.

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