Ep. 11 | Bonus Edition | Social Protection for Ukrainian Refugees

Since the conflict in Ukraine broke out at the end of February, the world has witnessed the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II, with over two million people – mostly women, children and the elderly- fleeing into neighbouring countries.

The outpouring of voluntary support and solidarity for Ukrainian refugees has been remarkable. But for those without family and friends in the region, what institutional support is available, and what will refugees be able to access in the long term?

In this episode, we look at the roles social protection systems in receiving countries, along with humanitarian cash-based interventions, are playing in the response.

Our guest for this episode is:

  • Susanne Klink, Livelihoods and Socio-Economic Inclusion lead for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Regional Bureau for Europe

Links from this episode:


Ukraine Refugee situation data portal, UNHCR

Social protection: Integration Policy Brief I, UNHCR, September 2021

The UN Ukraine Flash Appeal and inter-agency Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP) for the Ukraine situation

UNHCR Social protection website

EC press release on temporary protection directive