Ukraine Emergency
UNHCR staff conduct a needs assessment at the “Your Camp” reception centre in the Chernivtsi region in western Ukraine. The centre hosts people fleeing hostilities and shelling in northern and eastern regions of Ukraine. UNHCR has provided bed linen at the centre which hosts 200 displaced people per day. ; UNHCR has been present in Ukraine since 1994, working closely with the Ukrainian government and civil society in responding to forced displacement. It works closely with local authorities and humanitarian partners. Efforts are focused on protection, shelter, and cash and in-kind assistance. More than 4.5 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries since the war started on 24 February 2022. Inside the country, more than 7 million people are estimated to have been displaced. © UNHCR/Anton Fedorov

Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia Matches Donations for Ukraine

Airbnb Co-Founder and Chairman of, Joe Gebbia committed to matching donations up to $1 million to provide lifesaving aid, protection and hope for displaced families from Ukraine. Gebbia is a member of USA for UNHCR’s Advisory Council, which is comprised of influential business leaders and philanthropists who are advising USA for UNHCR on new strategies, tactics and connections for breakthrough solutions and resources to address the global refugee crisis.

The announcement came after, Gebbia’s brainchild non-profit, said it would offer free, short-term housing to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine. “This is time to step up. I’ll match anyone’s donation who joins me. The people of Ukraine have our compassion and need our action, which is why I’m personally supporting USA for UNHCR and their ground relief efforts alongside all of the work we’re doing at Airbnb and,” said Gebbia.