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Humanitarian action in an evolving Russia–Ukraine conflict: virtual roundtable, 15 September 2022

Meeting/conference report

Written by John Bryant, Patrick Saez, Sarah Redd

Hero image description: Borodyanka, a commuter town not far from the capital, Kyiv, on April 5, where as many as 200 people were missing and presumed dead under the rubble. Image credit:Flickr/Ivor Prickett for The New York Times Image license:CC BY 2.0

This note summarises the discussion points of a private online roundtable held by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI with support from the British Red Cross on 15 September 2022. Participants comprised senior staff from key donor governments, multilateral development banks and international and national humanitarian organisations operating in Ukraine.

The discussion sought to understand how donors and operational agencies should prioritise resources to reach those most in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, in accordance with humanitarian principles, and how the humanitarian sector can best aid recovery efforts.