Photo: Kieran Doherty / Oxfam
Last updated 24 Feb 2023
24 February marks one year since the war started in Ukraine. One year on, many people have lost their jobs and suffered severe damages to their homes, and property. The main sources of livelihoods – agriculture and employment in factories – have been significantly disrupted. Regular waves of attacks on energy infrastructure continue to cause destruction and leave millions with no electricity, disrupting water supply and heating systems, while temperatures have fallen below zero in most parts of the country.
When we go to people who have no window, and give them light,
both literally and figuratively, you open up this tunnel of light for them
so they can see something beyond these ruins.
Oxfam's Partner (Anika community foundation)
Oxfam has ReACHED more than 140,000 people so far in ukraine
Oxfam is currently working in Ukraine and collaborating with local partners to support people impacted by the war by providing humanitarian assistance, including clean drinking water, hygiene kits, repairing damaged homes and supporting farmers with means of production. We also offer legal and psychosocial assistance which helps them rebuild normal lives.
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“I have been building my house for 35 years.. We were in the basement hiding from February 24-15 March. We came out after our house was hit. Three houses were burned and one person killed. It was all at once. Just a few seconds. We heard sounds and had time to run to the cellar. There were four bombs, the last one hit our home. The wall fell, the ceiling fell. The next day we were taken to a common shelter. Anika (Anika community foundation, Oxfam’s partner in Ukraine) are about to install doors and windows for us, it’s very cold with the temporary windows.”