Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

The UVA Global Policy Center and Humanitarian Collaborative have been closely following the humanitarian crisis that is arising as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. The Center’s professors and key partners have issued statements and been interviewed at length about growing crisis. Please find a list of selected publications below. 

Joint Statement on Early Childhood Development and the Ukraine Crisis
March 3, 2022
The UVA Global Policy Center is a member of Moving Minds Alliance, co-sponsor and co-author of this statement.

Ukraine Crisis: Implications for International Policy and Diplomacy
March 4, 2022
A panel of UVA experts discuss the global ripple effects of Russia’s attack on Ukraine with a focus on international policy, diplomacy and humanitarian implications.

Among the aid Ukrainian refugees can expect: cold, hard cash
March 10, 2020
Professor Kirsten Gelsdorf is interviewed for NPR’s Marketplace in a segment about cash assistance as a form of humanitarian aid with a focus on Ukraine. 

Humanitarian corridors could help civilians safely leave Ukraine – but Russia has a history of not respecting these pathways
March 12, 2022
As Russia continues to target houses, apartment buildings, hospitals and civilians in Ukraine, there are mounting calls from international aid groups to safely evacuate and protect Ukrainians caught in the war. In an article for The Conversation, Batten’s Kirsten Gelsdorf and co-author Jacob Kurtzer write that while humanitarian corridors could create safe exit routes out of besieged cities — and allow aid to reach people within Ukraine — they are only part of the solution to protecting civilians during war.

The Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine and Beyond – And How You Can Help
March 14, 2022
To better understand the scale of disruption in Ukraine, as well as to learn how people outside the country can help, UVA Today turned to Professor Kirsten Gelsdorf, a professor of practice of public policy and leadership in the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Humanitarian corridors are meant to evacuate civilians in war. But they can be dangerous.
March 17, 2022
The Global Policy Center’s Professor Kirsten Gelsdorf is quoted from her recent article with Jacob Kurtzer.