UNICEF ECARO Refugee Response Humanitarian Situation Report #15, 13-26 July 2022 – Poland

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Strong points

  • As of 26 July, more than 6.1 million Ukrainian refugees were registered across Europe, including 3.7 million registered for temporary protection or similar national protection programs.

  • 33 UNICEF-UNHCR blue dots are operational in six countries.

  • 8,515 refugees and host communities (5,943 women), including 3,653 children, had access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services in blue spots in Moldova.

  • 9,514 Ukrainian families received a cash transfer in July in the Slovak Republic.

  • 25,146 people benefited from integrated services in UNICEFUNHCR Blue Points in Poland, Moldova, Slovakia, Italy and Bulgaria.

  • 204,164 people reached by Scout partners in nine countries.

  • 6 new memorandums of understanding established with municipalities in Poland (for a total of 12).

  • As of July 26, UNICEF has $266.4 million against $324.7 million for the refugee response. UNICEF appreciates the generous contributions of public and private sector donors.

Situation in figures

6,102,798 million individual refugees from Ukraine registered across Europe since 24 February 2022
(UNHCR)

2,225,000 children in need of humanitarian aid
(UNICEF HAC April 2022)

1,170,000 children affected by UNICEF’s intervention in refugee-hosting countries.
(UNICEF HAC April 2022)

Overview of Regional Funding and Partnerships

In line with the Revised Inter-Agency Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP)1 and under Pillar 2 (Refugee Flows) of the Ukrainian Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) 2022 Appeal, UNICEF is seeking 324 $.7 million to meet the humanitarian needs of refugee children and their families fleeing Ukraine to Europe until the end of 2022. As of July 26, UNICEF has $266.4 million available. Maintaining flexible contributions will allow UNICEF and its partners to act quickly and respond strategically to the most urgent needs.

Timely and generous commitments from public sector partners remain critical to this endeavour. Special recognition goes to the governments of Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, United States of America, European Commission and the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

Ongoing fundraising campaigns by UNICEF National Committees and Country Offices have generated 87% of timely and flexible support from the private sector, including corporate partners, foundations, philanthropic partners and individual donors, with actual funds already disbursed amounting to $570.9 million. Private sector support was unprecedented with donations received from over 689 companies, 210 philanthropic partners, 114 foundations and a large base of individual donors in over 24 countries. Prominent private sector donors and partners who have made significant contributions include Mr. Dmitry Muratov, who donated proceeds from the sale of his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Novo Nordisk Fonden, Pandora, William Demant Foundation , Equinor, Ericsson, H&M, Marks and Spencer, JP Morgan, Phillips BP, Epic Games, ING Netherlands, Capgemini, Visa International, Lego Foundation, Google, Axa, Hitachi, Heartland, Formula 1, Daichi Sank, United Internet, Action, Ericsson, BMW, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix and Olam Group, SHO Partners, Akelius, Foundation, Aeon Corporate Ltd and Co-op Deli Consumers Cooperative Union, Lund Trust, Apple, Google, ING and Ikea.

UNICEF is working closely with UNHCR, other UN agencies and humanitarian partners to scale up its multisectoral response. In Europe and Central Asia, UNICEF relies on partnerships established through long-standing national programmes, relationships with governments and a strong network of National Committees. UNICEF continues to work with national governments, expand its close relationships with municipal authorities, partner with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) and develop new relationships multi-country with key networks, such as the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), covering Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia as well as the ‘Ukraine.

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