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44 million
country population

12.6 million people
live in rural areas

3.7 million people
internally displaced

40% 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.
Gaza: Every day, more and more people are on the brink of famine-like conditions

Interview with FAO Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol on Gaza and other global emergencies including Ukraine and Sudan

Ukraine: FAO and WFP join forces to clear agricultural land from remnants of the war and help farmers resume production

The programme aims to prevent Ukraine from requiring food assistance in the long term

Agricultural aid is humanitarian aid

Supporting farmers benefits us all

Key documents

The war in Ukraine continues to escalate with major impacts on Ukraine’s agriculture sector, which used to feed 400 million people annually across the globe.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to provide lifesaving assistance to war-affected rural communities in Ukraine to enable them to secure spring and winter harvests and meet their basic needs.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations conducted an assessment of household food security and agricultural livelihoods in Ukraine.

Escalating crises and hunger require urgent response, says FAO Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol

Acute hunger is escalating worldwide. The growing number of people impacted by pressing humanitarian crises in conflict-affected places like Gaza, Ukraine,...

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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