Since the onset of the conflict in Ukraine, tens of thousands of people have been internally displaced or have lost their belongings, jobs, and basic means of livelihood. In the face of this situation, international communities, non-governmental organizations, and national and local governments have launched a series of financial aid programs. While a significant portion of projects have already concluded payouts, several are still operational, through which direct benefits can be applied for.
In this article, we will list the current forms of financial support in Ukraine. The collection includes descriptions of aid provided by organizations or the Ukrainian government, as well as links and contacts to places where you can register to receive help.
WARNING! With the emergence of these aid forms, the number of online scams has increased. At the end of the article, you will find information on what to watch out for to avoid being deceived.
Assistance for internally displaced persons
Financial assistance from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
- Assistance is provided to internally displaced persons in the following regions: Lviv, Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, Poltava, and Zaporizhzhia.
- Assistance amount: 2200 hryvnias for each family member (for 3 months)
- Registration: through UNHCR offices or on Telegram.
Government assistance for internally displaced persons
- Financial assistance is provided to internally displaced persons who have moved from territories located in the war action zone, were forced to flee from an area under temporary occupation, or whose homes have been destroyed or are uninhabitable due to damage.
- Assistance amount: 2000 hryvnias for adults, 3000 hryvnias for disabled individuals and children.
- Registration: Claims for compensation for these losses should be submitted through the Unified State Portal for Electronic Services.
Ukrainian Red Cross
- Provides internally displaced persons with food kits and hygiene supplies. If necessary, it also organizes medical assistance, medication, and financial support.
- Kontakty regionalne:https://redcross.org.ua/contacts/
Financial assistance for flood victims in Nova Kakhovka
Financial assistance from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) of the UN for flood victims
- Assistance amount: 6600 hryvnias (one-time payment)
- Registration: Please contact the hotline of the Ministry of Reintegration at number 15-48 or the hotline of the Ombudsman for Internally Displaced Persons at (066) 813-62-39. Additionally, all social assistance branches in Ukraine are obligated to accept applications.
Danish Refugee Council
- DRC is registering individuals evacuating from the Kherson region for financial assistance.
- Registration will take place at the Railway Station and Bus Station in the city of Mykolaiv. In each district, DRC representatives will be present, dressed in vests with the logo and holding the organization’s banner.
Compensation for people affected by the effects of the flood
- On June 19, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Procedure for granting one-time financial assistance to the population affected by the detonation of the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam by the Russian Federation.
- Assistance amount: 5000 UAH
- Registration: Applications are submitted in person to departments/administrations of social security for the population or the city military administration (until August 31, 2023).
- Information: Telegram
Financial assistance for families
Government financial assistance for low-income families with disabled children or for large families with children aged 7 to 18 years.
- The project assumes that beneficiaries can receive remote medical assistance or financial support to cover the costs of rehabilitation without visiting the social assistance office. The program has been implemented as a pilot project in the following regions: Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson, Chernihiv, and Kyiv.
- Information: under link.
Financial assistance from UNICEF ‘Together’
- Assistance is provided to families (including foster families and guardians) in Ukraine that belong to one of the two categories: a) have three or more children under the age of 18, of which at least one is under two years old at the time of application; b) have two or more children under the age of 18, of which at least one child is disabled.
- Assistance amount: 2200 hryvnias for each family member, but not for more than five people.
- Ukrainian Sisters support parents and their children in difficult situations, also by providing small financial assistance. The organization also helps in evacuation, treatment, and other challenging situations.
- Assistance amount: small one-time financial support
- Registration: https://cutt.ly/5J9V1Ji
Different types of financial support for people who have suffered as a result of the war
- The ePomoc platform was created by the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the UN to meet the urgent needs of citizens who have suffered due to military actions or have been forced to relocate because of Russia’s aggression. It offers various material assistance to residents.
Estonian Council for Refugees
- Providing multifaceted material assistance to Ukrainians who have suffered as a result of the war.
- Assistance amount: 2220 hryvnias per person for 1 or 3 months (depending on the region).
- Registration: If you live in war-affected areas, you can call the phone number +380671052803. Application registration takes place from Monday to Wednesday between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Support from the Ukrainian government for people who have lost their jobs
- The President of Ukraine announced that the government has approved a support program for Ukrainians who have lost the ability to work due to the war. All insured individuals will receive a one-time financial supplement under the ePidtrymka program.
- Assistance amount: 6500 UAH (one-time).
One-time government assistance for veterans
- The Ukrainian government adopted a law concerning assistance to veterans, combatants, persons disabled as a result of wartime actions, participants of military actions, family members of the deceased, persons especially meritorious to the homeland, and victims of Nazi persecution. The assistance will be paid out by August 15, 2023.
- Assistance amount: unknown
Additionally:Here you can read about the available financial benefits for soldiers and their families.
Connection with private donors
Project $1k Ukraine
- Assistance for families in difficult situations. The project connects a family with a sponsor who directly transfers money to a bank account in Ukraine.
- Amount of assistance: $1000
- Registration: https://airtable.com/shrvfSCquvjgdEJPy
Gate to Ukraine
- A platform assisting Americans in providing aid to large Ukrainian families affected by the war, forced to relocate, or residing in temporarily occupied areas.
- Amount of assistance: $100.
- Registration: https://gate.org/get-help/
Online Safety: What to pay attention to?
While using various financial aid programs for internally displaced persons due to military actions in Ukraine, it’s crucial to exercise caution and prudence to avoid scams. Let’s remember to prioritize safety and protect our data and resources.
Here are some essential tips:
- Do not provide your banking details, card numbers, CVV, or any other significant payment information to third parties or over the internet. Any information about your bank account gives fraudsters the opportunity to access your funds.
- DO NOT CLICK ON SUSPICIOUS LINKS. Always verify if they are genuine, do not contain typos, errors, or unfamiliar names.
- If a website redirects you to your bank’s site and requires you to log in, be cautious! You’re most likely dealing with an attempt at theft!