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HIA has been present in Zakarpattia since the organization’s establishment. In order to carry out the reconstruction work after the great flood in Zakarpattia in 1998, we opened an office in Berehove, which is still operating. As an organization officially registered both in Zakarpattia and in Kiev, we carry out our work throughout Ukraine with a permanent representation.

Together with other members in ACT Alliance we are working on a large-scale aid programme as a response to the humanitarian crisis following the war. HIA is present on both sides of the border and is delivering help for those in need, wherever they are seeking help. Our current programme in Ukraine encompasses 12 regions from Berehove in the West to Zaporizhzhia in the Southeast.  To find out more about our work in Ukraine among those who are fleeing the war or are deprived by it, click here.

Multi-faceted assistance

  • Cash assistance Cash assistance
  • Psychosocial support Psychosocial support
  • Humanitarian assistance Humanitarian assistance
  • Shelter support Shelter support
  • Reconstruction & Development Reconstruction & Development
How do we help?

How do we help?

From tangible, in-kind food aid to psychosocial and legal assistance, our response to the humanitarian crisis is multi-faceted and flexible. Working with several local partners in the field, our organisation has the means for localised responses and emphasises a needs-based approach.

Aid consignments from Hungary regularly cross the Hungarian-Ukrainian border, most of it being durable food, sanitary- and childcare products. Apart from the tangible, hands-on aid work we also provide individual support to refugees and IDPs following the international cash assistance methodology, and through psychosocial help, which is available in multiple locations

 

Regional office - Berehove

Regional office - Berehove

We have reinforced our Regional Office in Berehove, which is supporting tens of thousands of IDP’s arriving in the region. We continue to supply durable food and hygiene supplies from Hungary in response to the current shortage of goods and food, and a new warehouse is being built in the town We support more than 250 different locations hosting internally displaced persons and communities in all 6 raions of Transcarpathia. In addition to the community shelters and local social institutions, we also support those who remain in need as a result of the war.

Regional office - Lviv

Regional office - Lviv

new regional office and warehouse have been set up in Lviv to effectively assist refugees and host communities. In addition to tangible assistance, we are also paying attention to the special needs of children and provide psychosocial support. By establishing a new humanitarian centre with a corresponding logistics base we scaled up our activities in the war-torn country to match the increasing need for assistance and development. Our Lviv office is also responsible for the Flexible Small Grants and Cash Assistance projects within Ukraine.

Humanitarian centre - Kyiv

Humanitarian centre - Kyiv

As the first three months have passed, we have been able to continuously expand our assistance to new geographical regions and new methods. As military operations shifted from the Kyiv area, we immediately started working in the areas recently liberated. For this reason we established a new humanitarian centre in Kyiv currently housing HIA and Finn Church Aid (FCA), which can later also be home to all ACT Alliance members working in Ukraine. The Centre is also responsible for the reconstruction & development projects in Ukraine's north.

Local partners

Local partners

Hungarian Interchurch Aid works in close cooperation with several partner organisations in the field in Ukraine. These groups are already well-embedded in the civil societies of the cities and regions where they operate, allowing for a localised, quick, and effective assistance to the people who have been most affected by war. Some of these collaborations started as early as 2015 – with the start of the invasion HIA has significantly increased their funding to scale-up their activities. We are one of the first international aid organisations to bring core relief to the regions in the southeast. Our partners in Ukraine include Santis Foundation in Zaporizhzhia, Zlatograd Foundation in Dnipro, Liga Women in Cherkasy and Poltava, and Etalon Foundation in Ivano-Frankivsk.

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