In only a few weeks, thousands of lives have been lost. More than 4.9 million refugees have fled Ukraine to date and at least 7.1 million people have been displaced within the country.1 The growing humanitarian crisis has led to an influx of public and private aid. On March 10, the US Congress, for example, approved US$13.6 billion in emergency spending for Ukraine.2 The E.U. has announced €10 billion (US$11 billion) in aid for Ukrainian refugees.3
1“Ukraine Refugee Situation,” UNHCR (2022) as of April 18th 2022.
2“Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022,” US government website (2022.); “Visualizing the $13.6 billion in US Spending on Ukraine,” The New York Times (2022).
3“War in Ukraine: MEPs Unlock Emergency Funds for Refugees,” European Parliament (2022).