Contribution to the UNHCR's activities in Ukraine and Moldova 2023

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Europa, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 6.000.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2023 End: 31.12.2023

Short Description:

Overall goal

The projects aims to provide vital humanitarian assistance and protection to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine and to refugees from Ukraine living in Moldova.

Expected results

R1: Inclusive social and other protection services are available to displaced and conflict-affected communities

R2: IDPs and conflict affected people at heightened risk can meet their shelter needs

R3: People in need of international protection have access to the territory and adequate reception conditions and are issued documentation confirming their legal status

R4: Refugees, IDPs and conflict affected people with heightened risk can meet their basic needs in an efficient and dignified manner

Target group / Beneficiaries

Austria’s contribution will help UNHCR reach an estimate 48,510 IDPs and war-affected people in Ukraine and refugees in Moldova with critical humanitarian assistance and protection.

Location: Ukraine and Moldova nation-wide


- Protection and welfare services such as psychosocial support, legal aid, facilitation of medical assistance (focusing on vulnerable women and children)

- Protection trainings for front line workers and officials

- Provision of emergency shelter and material in areas directly impacted by shelling and attacks

- Distribution of standard relief items including food and cash

- Facilitation of registration, reinforcing registration capacities and information campaigns on the registration


The war in Ukraine has triggered one of the largest human displacement crises in the world, with mass displacement inside Ukraine and a large influx of refugees to Ukraine’s neighboring countries and beyond. Inside Ukraine, over 5,4 million people remain internally displaced by the war. In addition, as of June 2023, over 5,9 million refugees from Ukraine have been recorded across Europe. Humanitarian needs are particularly acute among long-term IDPs and those with pre-existing vulnerabilities. In addition to the danger from shelling and armed violence, the lack of basic services, the immense protections risks (especially for single-caregiver-households), missing (re-)integration services and livelihoods as well as the lack of accommodation and income lead to increasing vulnerability, especially in terms of exploitation, Gender-Based Violence and family separation.

project number 2768-00/2023
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1, Inclusion: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.