Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in the beginning of last year, the country and its society has become the largest humanitarian crisis context on the European continent since the wars in Yugoslavia and its successor states (1992-1999), and indeed currently one of the largest acute humanitarian crises globally. This research examines the characteristics of Ukraine as a humanitarian context and of the different relief actors in the earlier relief response following the start of this phase of the war. It examines whether the conventional approaches and humanitarian principles of the international relief system remain tenable, and to what extent this is shaping the future and nature of the humanitarian aid sector as such.

  • People involved: Bruno De Cordier