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The smudged window of a bus with a woman and child peering out of it. They are wearing winter hats and coats.

Ukraine crisis Crisis Watch

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.

Women and children fleeing Ukraine are at grave risk

  • 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.

Read our latest statement