The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought catastrophic suffering and health consequences for civilians, including key populations to harm reduction such as people who use drugs, LGBTIQ+, and people living with HIV.
Several organizations have been working hard to try and cater for the needs of these populations. In this snapshot, we depict the current harm reduction services being offered, as well as the needs of key populations who are caught up in the conflict.
With the aim of addressing the needs of key populations impacted by Russian aggression, we have consulted a series of documents and engaged in several coordination meetings with civil society and other key international organizations in the field of harm reduction trying to address the needs of key populations due to the war in Ukraine.
We believe that our work will help stakeholders to recognize priority areas and identify how they could be a positive force of hope.