Joining hands for refugees from Ukraine |  MSC Foundation

Joining hands for refugees from Ukraine


Delivering emergency relief to thousands of traumatised refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine

Emergency Relief
Community Support
MSC Foundation projects | MSC Foundation

In March 2022, the MSC Foundation launched an urgent humanitarian response to Europe’s largest refugee crisis this century, as millions of forcibly displaced people from Ukraine fled across the border with only what they could carry.

The initiative was supported by a powerful fundraising campaign, with the MSC Foundation matching all donations received to reach its ambitious humanitarian goals as quickly as possible.

The MSC Foundation was also taking care of all the logistics and transport free of charge using Group resources. So every donation went entirely and directly to purchase emergency relief items for the forcibly displaced people seeking protection and safety.


The Foundation partnered on the ground with the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to ensure these relief items were swiftly provided in the agency’s transit centres, immediately reaching those in greatest need.

The Foundation delivered 100,000 high thermal blankets100,000 sleeping bags and 50,000 folding camp beds for these traumatised refugees and internally displaced persons, mostly women and children. 

For more information about the campaign, you can download the fact sheet here.



1 in 4 homeless

1 in 4 people in Ukraine forced from their homes by the end of March 2022

4m+ refugees

Over 4m people had fled Ukraine with next to nothing by the end of March

200 centres to greet and shelter

UNHCR plan: equip 200 reception & temporary accommodation centres

550,000 emergency items

UNCHR goal: provide 550,000 emergency items like sleeping bags and blankets