Examining humanitarian action in Ukraine

What are the differences and similarities between Ukraine and other humanitarian crises?

More than 500 days have passed since Russian forces invaded Ukraine.

Ongoing conflict continues to increase the need for humanitarian assistance in Ukraine, with around 5.09 million people internally displaced by the war and 5.9 million externally displaced, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

How does the humanitarian situation in Ukraine compare to other humanitarian crises around the world? What are the similarities and what are the differences?

These were the key questions explored by a range of humanitarian practitioners and academics recently brought together by the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) Journal of Humanitarian Action.

The discussion also explored the coordination and effectiveness of humanitarian action, particularly by European nations, as well as localisation and the resilience of individuals and communities. You can read the full transcript of the roundtable discussion here.

The invited academics and practitioners included NCHS associate Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (Peace Research Institute Oslo and University of Oslo), along with:

The TRC Journal of Humanitarian Action is an international scientific, open-access journal and is the official publication of the Turkish Red Crescent