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Denmark supports Ukraine with humanitarian aid, donations and macro-financial support

The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is extremely critical. The human costs are high and humanitarian needs extensive. The UN estimates that one third of the total population are displaced internally or fled to other countries. The crisis has placed extreme humanitarian pressures on Ukraine and neighboring countries. Denmark supports through several channels.

Would you like a complete overview of Denmark's support to Ukraine? Then follow this link: Danish support for Ukraine.

Acute package with winterization assistance: DKK 265 million (approx. EUR 35.6 million)

  • An acute package will help Ukrainian citizens endure the winter and spring. The funds will provide access to basic necessities and humanitarian assistance in the form of water, heating and electricity, blankets, warm clothes, and shelter. The acute package is targeting some of the most vulnerable people, many of whom are located in areas that are close to the battlefronts and difficult to access. Included in the package is also support to the reconstruction of Mykolaiv, for which Denmark has taken on a special role.

Humanitarian aid package: DKK 155 million (approx. EUR 20.6 million)

  • In addition to previous support, Denmark has allocated DKK 155 million (approx. EUR 20.6 million) for humanitarian activities in Ukraine and neighboring countries. The activities include humanitarian mine action, shelter of displaced persons, food security and protection of women and girls against gender based violence. The aid package also includes financing of mobile housing units deployed to UNHCR shelter operation delivered by the Danish Emergency Management Agency.

World Bank: DKK 150 million (approx. EUR 20.2 million)

  • DKK 150 million (approx. EUR 20.2 million) to support Ukraine's economy through the World Bank, which will provide more than DKK 6 billion (approx. EUR 0.8 billion) to the Ukrainian government. They will contribute to maintaining the public sector during the crisis, for example in the form of salary payments to healthcare professionals, school teachers and public servants, as well as benefits for especially vulnerable groups, pension payments, and student grants.

UN: DKK 105 million (approx. EUR 14.1 million)

  • DKK 30 million (approx. EUR 4 million) in humanitarian aid to the UN’s Country-based Pooled Funds. Focus is on protection and delivery of emergency humanitarian aid. 
  • DKK 25 million to the UNHCR (approx. EUR 3.4 million). Focus is on the protection of internally displaced persons in Ukraine and addressing their urgent needs. 
  • DKK 25 million to UNHCR (approx. EUR 3.4 million). Focus is on supporting the Moldovan government in receiving refugees, including the provision of shelter and basic necessities such as warm blankets, clothes, money and other necessities. The contribution will also be used for the protection of refugees and psychosocial support for the most vulnerable people crossing the border.
  • DKK 25 million (approx. EUR 3.4 million) to UNICEF. Focus is on the protection of children, education in crisis situations, health and water. 

International Red Cross: DKK 20 million (approx. EUR 2.7 million)

  • DKK 20 million (approx. EUR 2.7 million) to the International Red Cross. Focus is on the protection of civilians, compliance with international humanitarian law, delivery of emergency humanitarian aid, treatment of the wounded, reunification of family members, and more. 

Danish NGOs and international partners: DKK 100 million (approx. EUR 13.3 million)

  • DKK 100 million has been allocated to Danish and international organisations through an immediate disbursement fund, where Danish organisations that have a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark can obtain funding for their own or international partners’ work in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

Cooperation with the Danish Emergency Management Agency: DKK 28 million (approx. EUR 3.7 million)

  • DKK 8 million (approx. EUR 1 million) for equipment such as cars, generators and more, as well as a tent camp in Moldova. 
  • DKK 20 million (approx. EUR 2.7 million) for a mobile civilian hospital. 

DERF: DKK 10 million (approx. eur 1.3 million) 

ⒸUNHCR/Chris Melzer
  • DKK 10 million (approx. EUR 1.3 million) through DERF (Danish Emergency Relief Fund), where Danish civil society organisations can apply for funding for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine to provide protection, food, shelter, etc.

medicine and medical aid: DKK 100 million (approx. eur 13.4 million) 

  • DKK 50 million (approx. EUR 6.7 million) for a donation of medicine and medical supplies as requested by Ukraine. This includes antibiotics, painkillers, and anaesthetics.
  • A further DKK 50 million (approx. EUR 6.7 million) for medicine and medical equipment for Ukraine and neighbouring countries to help Ukrainian refugees.

help from citizens and cooperations

In light of the current humanitarian crisis, many private citizens as well as companies are offering to render their support, which is highly appreciated.
At present, private donations of clothes and equipment have been initiated. It is important that this line of work takes place in cooperation with organisations who have experience with delivering donations and ensure they reach Ukrainians in need. Logistics is often complicated. Request from the humanitarian actors already on the ground in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries is therefore very clear: Consider donating money in this situation. One way of doing this is through Danish emergency relief organisations or the various UN aid agencies. These actors are already operating on the ground in Ukraine, they know of the local needs and demands, they often have own storage facilities in place, and can ensure swift and efficient distribution of emergency relief to the Ukrainian people according to relevance and urgency. 

READ more about the  humanitarian aid provided by denmark 

Help to Ukraine: Denmark sends an additional DKK 150 million for humanitarian efforts