Help us to provide shelter for Ukraine refugees
Habitat for Humanity has responded to refugees who fled Ukraine in Poland, Rumania and Hungary
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As the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, UNHCR says that more than 6 million refugees have fled Ukraine. As an organization that has been supporting shelter needs in Central and Eastern Europe since 1992, Habitat for Humanity is well-positioned to respond to the urgent and long-term needs of an ever-growing number of refugees.
HABITAT'S THREE TIER APPROACHES
FOR REFUGEES DISPLACED FROM THEIR HOMES IN UKRAINE
ON THE MOVE
As an organization with a strong presence in Ukraine’s bordering countries, Habitat for Humanity local teams have been mobilized to meet the immediate needs of refugees arriving on the borders and capital city train stations of Romania, Hungary, and Poland, our international team is also supporting partner countries in Slovakia.
With predictions of millions of refugees arriving and looking to settle across Romania, Hungary and Poland, we know that the biggest challenge facing host communities is an existing housing deficit which can only be exacerbated by the huge influx of refugees.
Habitat for Humanity Poland, Romania and Hungary are launching Solidarity through Accommodation and Shelter projects. We are working with local governments, NGO partners, local communities and hotels to provide highly subsidized accommodation in hotels, apartments and family homes, for Ukrainian families, most of them women and children whose fathers have remained in Ukraine. Through these partnerships, we will be able to provide decent and safe shelter for thousands of families who have fled trauma and have not had a safe and secure night’s sleep for weeks.
LONG TERM SHELTER
Ultimately, the response to the Ukraine refugee displacement will need longer-term more permanent solutions. Habitat for Humanity is exploring opportunities to scale up our work in all 3 countries – Poland, Hungary & Romania, and other potential hosting countries to make a bigger dent in the huge housing deficit which already exists across mainland Europe.
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