Map & Basic Information

  • Area

    603,700 square kilometers

  • Population

    41.59 million (excluding Crimea) (2021: National Statistics Service of Ukraine)

  • Capital


  • Ethnicity

    Ukrainian (77.8%), Russian (17.3%), Belarusian (0.6%), Moldovan, Crimean Tatar, Jewish, etc. (2001 Census)

  • Language

    Ukrainian (national language), other Russian, etc.

  • Religion

    Ukrainian Orthodox and Eastern Catholic. Other religions Roman Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, etc.


Source:Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Issues to be addressed

Due to the military invasion by Russian forces, about one-third of the population of Ukraine was forced to flee their homeland*1. More than half of them have been internally displaced, fleeing to relatively safe areas such as western Ukraine. Some elderly and disabled people remain in the country due to the difficulty of traveling long distances. In addition, approximately 8% of the country is contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance*2, which poses a major barrier to the return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their homeland after the war ends.

*1 (As of July 2022)
*2 (As of 2020)


Food Distribution and Cash Transfers

elderly couple

Russian missiles and drones continue to attack southern Ukraine. Some people have not been able to evacuate to safer areas and continue to remain in dangerous areas. AAR, in cooperation with local partner organizations, is providing food distribution and cash transfers to elderly and disabled families who continue to live in their homes.

Mine action


There have been many reports of damage caused by landmines and unexploded ordnance in Ukraine from before. In addition, many citizens are now at risk because Russian troops have buried landmines along roads and in agricultural land as part of their military operations. AAR is working with an organization specializing in landmine clearance to cope with landmines and unexploded ordnance.

Support for People with Disabilities

The most severely affected by the humanitarian crisis are people with disabilities and others who need social support ordinarily. AAR works with Ukrainian organizations of people with disabilities to provide assistance to those with disabilities who remain in the country.

Major Activities in Past

  • 2022 - 2023

    Distribution of food and daily necessities

    Women receiving supplies

    Working with a Polish convent, we transported food, medicine, hygiene items, children's clothing, etc. to Ukraine for distribution to people who had taken refuge in the convent or nearby.