The United Nations (UN) in Ukraine, in coordination with the Government, is establishing a flexible community-level recovery fund. It aims at supporting an inclusive, area-based approach that is in full synergy to the early recovery priorities as identified in the UN Transitional Framework (2022-2024) and the second Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment. Community-level investments in reconstruction of housing, energy, social infrastructure, humanitarian demining, and support to livelihoods and local economic development are combined with targeted capacity strengthening for essential service provision and community mobilization. These interventions as a holistic package create conducive conditions for people impacted by the war to recover and rebuild their lives.
The Ukraine Community Recovery Fund (UCRF) is a tool through which the UN will catalyze strategic recovery efforts, bridge gaps in recovery needs in targeted communities and pilot innovative recovery initiatives. It mirrors the success of the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund (UHF), overseen by the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator. The UHF is a flexible and strategic tool for the provision of humanitarian life-saving assistance to individuals. Since February 2022, it has received more than US$350 million in contributions from 31 donors and reaches millions of people with rapid, flexible, and reliable support. These two funds are complementary and coordinated and allow for humanitarian and recovery interventions to be planned, layered and sequenced with goal of reducing humanitarian needs in the future and laying a robust foundation for sustainable development efforts aligned to Agenda 2030 in coming years.