• Crisis Severity ?
    1.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    1.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    1.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
     
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

25/05/2022

Conflict in Ukraine re-escalated on 24 February 2022, when the Russian forces entered the country, advancing towards different Ukrainian cities in a full-scale military operation. Heavy clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces and shelling led to civilians casualties. Shelling has also significantly affected homes, public buildings, and other critical infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, roads, and railways.? 

Insecurity forced at least 6.59 million people to leave their homes and seek safety in neighbouring countries, including Poland, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, and Hungary. Over 8 million people are estimated to be displaced within Ukraine.?

Over 472,000 people crossed to Moldova as at 23 May. Many have transited to other countries, with around 87,000 refugees present in Moldova as at 09 May.? Some of those displaced to Moldova are sheltering in 100 Refugee Accommodation Centres (RAC) across Moldova, rented accommodation, or with friends and relatives. Authorities, humanitarian organisations, and volunteers among residents are providing assistance to refugees near the border crossing and at RACs. Moldova has four crossing points with Ukraine: Otaci, Giurgiuleşti, Palanca, and Tudora.?

Latest Developments

25/05/2022

Escalating conflict in Ukraine since 24 February has forced over 6.59 million people to leave their homes and seek safety in neighbouring countries including Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova, and Russia. Over 472,000 people have crossed into Moldova as at 23 May. Many have transited to other countries, with around 87,000 refugees present in Moldova as at 25 May.? The displaced people are sheltering in 100 Refugee Accommodation Centres (RAC) across Moldova, rented accommodation, or with friends and relatives. Total RAC capacity is 7,383 people. RACs have requested hygiene items, first-aid supplies, and non-food items to maintain steady supplies as more arrivals are anticipated.? National and international responders are coordinating and implementing the delivery of assistance to RACs and at border crossing points. Most of the displaced are women and children, who face risks of human trafficking and sexual violence during their journey?.