CDP Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund

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On Feb. 24, Russia’s military began a broad military assault on Ukraine, involving air and missile strikes in main cities, and invasion of ground troops.

This latest attack is a significant escalation in a multi-year crisis stemming from 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and supported armed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia.

Residents, including journalists and minority groups who fear persecution under a potential Russian occupation, are fleeing the country or leaving areas that are being bombed or at risk of further conflict. The border with Poland already has lines of potential refugees’ miles long.

(Photo: From Feb. 24 to March 1, 2022, more than 410,000 Ukrainians entered Poland. Credit: Polish Border Guard via Twitter)

Ukraine was already experiencing a humanitarian crisis in the east of the country. Although it will take a few days before we get a better understanding of the scale and extent of additional humanitarian needs from this rapid escalation and expansion of the conflict, we know that people forced from their homes need shelter, food, clean water and other basic necessities, particularly in the harsh winter climate.

CDP's Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund will focus on addressing humanitarian needs that arise, particularly among the most vulnerable, marginalized and at-risk internally-displaced peoples (IDPs) and refugees. Click To Tweet

This fund supports these disasters:

Medium and long-term recovery

This Fund will focus on medium- and long-term recovery, ensuring access to basic services and strengthening the protection of those affected by the humanitarian crisis and COVID-19. This encompasses different sectors, including education, food, health, protection, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene.


The programmatic expertise of CDP’s board, advisory council and staff, paired with an extensive network of international humanitarian experts, guide our grantmaking strategy.

With support from our Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund, our grantee partners are addressing the needs of the most vulnerable, marginalized and at-risk internally-displaced peoples and refugees.

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Thank you to the following donors for their generous support of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund.

Wood Next Fund
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Caterpillar Foundation
The Patterson Foundation
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  • First Republic Bank
  • Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation

Your support of this fund will have a direct and significant impact on CDP’s efforts to meet the ongoing and ever-expanding humanitarian challenges from the conflict in Ukraine.

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For more information on the situation and to learn about available resources, contact Alex Gray, Director, International Funds.

To make a gift or learn more about the Fund, please contact our Development Team.

(Photo: Rescuers help evacuate the local population from towns and villages in the Kyiv region of Ukraine on March 3, 2022. Source: State Emergency Service of Ukraine via Twitter)

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