Geneva The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today is appealing for USD 350 million to support its operations in response to the humanitarian needs of people in Ukraine and those who have fled to neighbouring countries.
On 24 February, the Russian Federation launched a broad military offensive against Ukraine. Since then, more than 1.25 million conflictaffected people have fled the country, sparking the largest humanitarian crisis Europe has seen since World War 2.
IOM Flash Appeal
IOM is one of the largest humanitarian actors in Ukraine, has seven offices inside the country and has had permanent staff and office presence in all neighboring countries for decades.
It aims to work closely with internally displaced persons, refugees, third country citizens (TCNs) and their host communities. The operational presence of the appeal is targeted at population groups affected by Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. The
organization establishes effective coordination mechanisms to facilitate communication between third country citizens, relevant consulates, IOMs, and appropriate mediation mechanisms with NGOs, governments and partners, ensuring that up to 20,000 third country citizens are safe. And make it possible to travel in an orderly manner. Their home country.
IOM provides temporary shelter assistance to displaced persons in the event of poor housing conditions. The organization also supplies non-food products, including important protection against the cold, to ensure the dignity and sustainable livelihoods of uprooted people.
The escalation of the violence in Ukraine has severely affected the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) infrastructure in the region. IOM plans to support conflictaffected populations through the rehabilitation of water supply systems and sanitation infrastructure as well to distribute hygiene kits to displaced populations.
The hostilities raise multiple protection concerns. In response, IOM will provide individual protection assistance, which includes case management for specific needs and increased access to information such as hotlines for people on the move.
The Organization will also provide a comprehensive range of health services, inclusive of primary healthcare consultations, screening and management of communicable diseases, emergency reproductive, maternal, child and neonatal health care, and referrals to specialized health care facilities to displaced and accessconstrained populations.
Additionally, the appeal budgets for the provision of food security assistance, as well as multipurpose cash assistance in Ukraine – where IOM has an agreement with the national Post Office which will allow for the rapid implementation of CBI and neighboring countries to ensure that displaced individuals meet their immediate basic needs.
IOM will support national governments and partners in transit by monitoring the delivery of, and access to, services and protection to affected populations, and the maintenance of infrastructure to ensure the safe travel of displaced individuals. The Organization will also conduct needs assessments, mobility tracking and flow monitoring with the aim of providing estimates on the presence and numbers of affected population groups in the country to better understand and address the crisis.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and partners, this appeal with enable IOM to address these humanitarian objectives and advocate for the human rights of conflictaffected individuals.
IOM`s Global Crisis Response Platform provides an overview of IOM`s plans and funding requirements to respond to the evolving needs and aspirations of those impacted by, or at risk of, crisis and displacement in 2022 and beyond. The Platform is regularly updated as crises evolve, and new situations emerge.