The Russian attack on Ukraine will have devastating consequences for the civilian population and humanitarian needs are expected to rise. The IRC is ready to respond where we are needed most.
The vast majority of the over 1.7 million refugees that have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion are women and children.
In crisis settings, women and girls face particular and disproportionate risks, including from violence, exploitation and abuse.
An estimated 80,000 women will give birth in the next three months in Ukraine – many of them without access to critical maternal health care if the crisis continues to shut down essential services.
The IRC is calling for international donors and leaders to prioritize the support and protection of women and girls.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has displaced more than 2 million refugees and could cause more human suffering than Europe has seen this century. Here's what you need to know.