Lessons for the Ukraine humanitarian response


Updated 16 February 2024

The full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022 came as a shock to the world. Like all wars, it has taken a brutal toll of death, destruction and suffering on many communities.

The conflict has caused the greatest displacement of people in Europe since the Second World War. It has also led to huge humanitarian need and challenges for the sector.

As humanitarian agencies continue to respond to the war in Ukraine, ALNAP has shared these key lessons from the past to support them to learn, plan and adapt.

Here we offer some key learning resources from 2014 – when the initial conflict began in eastern Ukraine – to the present to help make them more visible and accessible to the wider sector.

ALNAP resources

Civilians cross a river on a blown up bridge on Kyiv's northern front on March 1, 2022

Learning from previous crises

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