FAO emergencies and resilience


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44 million
country population

12.6 million people
live in rural areas

6.5 million people
internally displaced (as of October 2022)

36% of the population
in need of lifesaving assistance

The war in Ukraine is affecting millions of people and forcing massive population displacement. The destruction of or damage to agricultural infrastructure and markets, and the disruption of food supply chains is threatening the food security of already vulnerable populations. Agriculture-based livelihoods, a key source of income for 30 percent of the population, are severely impacted. While many Ukrainians are fleeing their communities and/or the country, a significant proportion of the population is staying, facing extreme challenges and thus requiring multisectoral humanitarian assistance. Key emergency agricultural interventions to smallholder producers, who play a critical role in contributing to the country’s food security, helps sustain lives and livelihoods.
Timeline of response against crop calendar
Timeline of response against crop calendar
Ukraine: EU-FAO partnership to ensure recovery and development of agricultural value chains

A $15.5 million EU-funded project aims to respond to disruptions to the agricultural sector caused by war

Ukraine: New UN survey shows rural households are increasingly affected by the war

Nationwide assessment reveals that more than one in four respondents reported having reduced or ceased agricultural production

In 2023, FAO will require $1.9 billion to reach 48 million people with life-saving and livelihood assistance

Acute food insecurity soars driven by conflicts, extreme weather events, rising food prices

Key documents

This document provides an up-to-date summary of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the response of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the ground.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has conducted a nation-wide rural household survey in Ukraine, targeting 5,230 rural households across the country, with the objectives of: i) collecting necessary evidence on the impact of the war on rural livelihoods to inform programming decisions and support advocacy efforts; and ii) complementing the data from consolidated and ongoing analyses, including sectoral damage and loss assessments.


This document outlines FAO's priorities in Ukraine for 2023. The strategic approach of the Organization will be centred on three pillars to respond to the urgent needs of rural communities, protect upcoming agricultural campaigns and support the continued functioning of productive food systems, thereby contributing to both national and global food security.

Grain storage solutions help Ukrainian farmers save and sell their produce

FAO, together with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, distributed over 30 000 grain sleeves to support more than 1 500 Ukrainian farmers with temporary storage solutions.

FAO's response to global food security risks due to war in Ukraine​ - Interview with Maximo Torero

In a world with 166 more million people chronically undernourished and 3 billion people with no access to healthy diets

Impact of war in Ukraine on global food security

The war in Ukraine is compromising global food security

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