The Habitat for Humanity Ukraine response is a long-term commitment to the shelter needs of the people impacted by the war, both in Ukraine and in neighboring countries.
Habitat for Humanity International leaders from across the organization gathered recently in Frankfurt, Germany, to review the organization’s results, challenges, and opportunities as we mark 150 days since the war began.
To date, our response has leveraged our strong organizational experience and has further developed our ability to influence the scale and quality of shelter delivered by the sector and its partners.
The Habitat for Humanity response supporting all the people of Ukraine enhances the position of Habitat as the leading and most influential affordable housing organization in the world.
Highlights of our emergency response so far includes:
- More than 10,000 refugees supported with shelter services at the border
- 2,800 emergency travels kits provided
- 4,511 refugees provided with short-term accommodation
- Border and train station shelter consultations provided to thousands of families on the move
- Key civil society partnerships in place to support future waves of refugees fleeing Ukraine as the crisis endures (Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Poland)
- 498 refugees provided with stable medium-term shelter (existing apartments)
- 708 refugees benefitting from refurbished/vacant spaces
- More than 14,000 refugees provided with household items through Warsaw Habitat ReStore
- Staff trained and in place to support a growing list of units to refurbish and/or fill
- HFH co-leading shelter cluster in Poland with UNHCR
- More than 100 sector partnerships in place to support long-term shelter
Much of the impact listed above (Building Stability) is evolving into long-term shelter solutions for refugees. HFH is serving as shelter advisor to governments in Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria, and our Social Housing and empty spaces initiatives of HFH Poland accepted by Warsaw City government.
With your generous support, Habitat has raised $14,400,000 so far. And, although this is an impressive amount of support, the need is expected to continue--and even increase--as we head into the winter months and as the conflict continues within Ukraine.Attachments: