Rapid Reflection on Cash Coordination for the Ukraine Response: Ukraine briefing paper

Since February 2022, Ukraine and the neighbouring countries are facing a humanitarian crisis of unparalleled scale, ranking among the fastest-growing crises observed in the past decade and the largest in Europe since the end of World War II. By April 2022, more than 30 percent of Ukraine’s population had been coercively displaced and by October 2023, 6,240,400 Ukrainian were refugees1 and 3,674,000 internally displaced. In 2023, in locations where it is contextually and operationally feasible, cash transfers have been used at scale in Ukraine. Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) represented 46 percent i.e. the largest share of the 2022 Ukraine Flash Appeal at $1.720 billion over a funded total of $3.9 billion and a significant share (24 percent) of the 2023 Appeal with $959 million.  This rapid reflection piece look at how cash coordination structures supported the crisis in Ukraine.