On February 24, 2022, Russia launched an invasion of the Ukraine. Since the beginning of the conflict, millions of civilians have left the Ukraine and millions have fled the fighting zones to find shelter in the west of the Ukraine. For the past eight months, Electriciens sans frontières has been mobilized alongside the Crisis and Support Center of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, partner companies and Ukrainian civil society organizations, in order to provide support to the Ukrainian population on the ground or as refugees in neighboring countries.
Fighting and bombing remain particularly active in the East and South of the Ukraine, with regular attacks in the West targeting electricity infrastructures in particular.
Today, 17.7 million people are in need in Ukraine, including 3 million children. 6.2 million people are displaced in the country and more than 7.7 million are refugees. (Source: International Organization for Migration – October 2022)