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Understanding health needs of Ukrainian refugees and displaced populations

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posted on 2022-07-14, 13:58 authored by Michael HeadMichael Head, Ken Brackstone, Ksenia Crane, Inna Walker, Brienna Perelli-Harris


The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has resulted in millions of people being internally displaced and becoming refugees in other countries, creating a humanitarian crisis and public health emergency. 

As a result, there is an urgent need for inclusive and maximally representative data around the burden of disease and health needs within these populations. 

This policy brief reports data from an online health needs survey, which aims to support agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) with their decision-making, and for actioning help where the evidence points to the greatest need.

This report focuses on access to healthcare and medication, alongside other self-reported health variables. The survey was implemented online in April 2022. Analyses covers findings from 9523 participants collected between April and June 2022. Data collection is ongoing at time of reporting. 

This report presents key findings and policy recommendations, followed by more detailed analyses and description of methodology and limitations.


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