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UNFPA's Response

The ongoing war in Ukraine continues to take a toll on the well-being of millions of women, girls and young people.

Access to livelihood opportunities and basic services, including life-saving sexual and reproductive health care and information, has been severely disrupted. Gender-based violence is also pervasive, but cases continue to be under-reported.

As winter approaches and humanitarian needs grow, UNFPA is working with its partners to scale-up the delivery of essential services for women and girls. Mobile clinics and psychosocial support teams are providing reproductive health services and psychosocial support in hard-to-reach areas of the country. Safe spaces and online services to support survivors of gender-based violence are being expanded. Life-saving reproductive health, medical, and hygiene supplies are also being distributed to health facilities across the country.

UNFPA is also present in neighbouring countries, responding to the protection and health needs of refugees, including women and girls, and supporting vulnerable refugees to get through the approaching cold season.

Updated on 17 October 2022