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3/1/2022 Learn More

Alight, has sent a team of aid workers to Poland. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee the country and many more to seek shelter underground or with family in safer parts of the country. It’s Alight’s hope that the fighting will end soon and Ukrainians can return home, but we are mobilizing to support Ukrainian families if they cannot.

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2/25/2022 Learn More

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC), of which Humanity & Inclusion is a founding member, strongly condemns the alleged use of cluster munitions yesterday by Russian forces in the Ukraine conflict, and the death and injury of civilians, as reported by "The New York Times"and other sources. ICBL-CMC is alarmed by the threat of further harm to civilians including humanitarian mine action partners, following yesterday’s largescale escalation by Russia.

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2/25/2022 Learn More

PHR warns about the acute potential for conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine. Past conflicts in Ukraine and globally have resulted in conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). It is critical that all warring parties refrain from SGBV. PHR also calls on authorities to ensure sustained access to comprehensive health services, including sexual and reproductive health care and mental health care for survivors of SGBV.

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2/24/2022 Learn More

Since 2016, Global Communities has led an international consortium of organizations to implement the program Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency (DOBRE) across Ukraine. DOBRE strengthens local governance to improve conditions for the development of communities, promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, and enhance economic sustainability.

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2/24/2022 Learn More

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is deeply concerned about the escalation of conflict in Ukraine. We take our responsibility to preserve the enormous gains made in life-saving sexual and reproductive healthcare across the country very seriously, especially for women, girls, and marginalized populations, whose vulnerability and experiences are so often overlooked in humanitarian situations.