Acted has been present in Ukraine since 2015 in response to the armed conflict in the Donbas region. Since the large-scale military action began in the country in February 2022, Acted's teams are mobilised throughout Ukraine and neighboring countries to support those affected by the war. Acted expanded its geographic and operational presence in Ukraine and opened 11 field bases throughout the West, East, North and South.

On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation launched an illegal invasion of Ukraine, dramatically escalating more than eight years of conflict to a full-scale war. This had an unprecedented impact on the country, particularly in non-government controlled, frontline and recently liberated territories. Inside the country, military operations targeting the North, South, and East of Ukraine caused massive displacement, widespread damage to public and private infrastructure, and significant disruption to essential services. The war brought widespread death, destruction, and human suffering, and left 17.7 million people in need of multisectoral humanitarian assistance in 2023.

Acted in Ukraine

Acted has been providing humanitarian assistance in Ukraine since 2015, responding to the emergency and longer-term needs of vulnerable, marginalized and conflict-affected populations. Initially, Acted’s intervention focused on the Eastern regions of Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk in particular. But Russia large scale invasion on February 24, 2022 caused unprecedented internal migration and raised humanitarian needs and after the first three months of rapid response and scale up of operations, Acted transitioned its programming to provide comprehensive and multi-sector aid to three contextual profiles within Ukraine:


  • Providing rapid humanitarian aid in active conflict contexts, with a focus on hard to reach areas.
  • Ensuring basic needs of displaced people are met in hosting contexts.
  • Supporting the recovery of recently regained areas.


Acted Ukraine implements a multisectoral portfolio of EUR 100+ million in 2022 and has positioned itself as a leading actor in the countrywide humanitarian response. Thematically, its humanitarian assistance in Ukraine focuses most strongly on Cash assistance; Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene; Shelter, Food Security and Livelihoods; Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction as well as Local Partnerships. Acted teams are devoted to supporting vulnerable communities and working alongside in building a better future by providing a response adapted to specific needs.

$100+ million
total budget in 2022
3 million
people supported in 2022
donors in 2022
partners in 2022

GOCA (Grassroots Organization Capacity Assessment): The Technical and material support to local organizations and volunteer groups in Ukraine project, funded by the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund is currently working with seven civil society organisations (CSOs) in working in stable areas in Western and Central Ukraine. ACTED focuses on increasing their capacities, through providing them with capacity building through its GOCA flagship initiative, as well as technical/material support and for the direct implementation of Protection, WASH and Shelter activities.

Halyna, in white, and her sister Vira talk with ACTED employees Maria and Lana outside their homes, which were destroyed in the early days of the Russian invasion, on Monday, August 29, 2022 in Velyka Dymerka, Ukraine.
Viktor and Nina talk with ACTED employees Maria and Lana at their home, which was destroyed during the early days of the Russian invasion, on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Shestovytsia, Ukraine.
School director Leonid Holbach shows ACTED representative Maria Kratik a Ukrainian flag from Luhansk oblast in the school where ACTED refurbished the basement bomb shelter on Monday, February 6, 2023 in Voznesenske, Ukraine.

Latest Newsletter

September 2023

Acted Ukraine Operations Update, April - July 2023

2022 Wrap Up

January 2023

Acted Emergency Response in Ukraine - Wrap up 2022
Acted Ukraine Country Factsheet
Acted Operational Presence Ukraine (June 2023)

Current projects

Returnees and Refugees Longitudinal Survey
Returnees and Refugees Longitudinal Survey
Multi-sectoral rapid response assistance to conflict-affected communities in frontline and newly accessible areas in Eastern and Southern Ukraine
Technical and material support to local organizations and volunteer groups in Ukraine
Improve conditions in collective sites and support coordination through monitoring and site management
Multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance for conflict-affected populations in Ukraine
Provision of winterization assistance to conflict-affected populations in Ukraine and Romania
Provision of information management to facilitate evidence-based planning and programming to humanitarian actors and local authorities in Romania, Poland and along the transit route to Western Europe
Reinforcing Civil Protection and Preparedness for Conflict Escalation in Ukraine
Addressing the immediate multi-sectoral humanitarian needs of IDPs and conflict-affected populations inside Ukraine
Responding to the multi-sectoral humanitarian needs of directly conflict-affected and displaced populations