Brussels, 31 March 2022

EaP CSF Recommendations on humanitarian aid to Ukraine

With millions of Ukrainians fleeing from war, civil society organisations have been at the forefront of the humanitarian emergency. EaP CSF member organisations have noted urgent action points that should be addressed urgently by EU institutions, EU member states and the Ukrainian authorities.

A month since the beginning of the war, more than 4 million Ukrainians have fled to neighbouring countries, leading to one of the worst refugee crisis over the past 60-plus years, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of United Nations data. More and more people are fleeing daily to Ukraine’s western regions of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpatska, trying to survive from Russian bombs and unliveable conditions in their cities and villages.

Civil society organisations have been at the forefront of the humanitarian emergency, organising shelters, fundraising for the people in need, coordinating CSOs, youth initiative groups, local and IDPs volunteers, monitoring the situation, working tirelessly and adapting to an ever-evolving and increasingly demanding situation. Working directly on the field, EaP CSF member CSOs have taken note of a number of problems that EU institutions, EU Member states and the Ukrainian authorities should address urgently.

Read the EaP CSF’s recommendations on humanitarian aid to Ukraine here.