Briefing Document: Ukraine war – LGBTI People in the context of armed conflict and mass displacement

The ongoing war in Ukraine has resulted in need for immediate action to address the needs both of a significant population of Ukrainians fleeing the armed conflict as well as for those who are staying in Ukraine.

LGBTI people are often amongst vulnerable groups in crisis situations and specific attention is needed to ensure that they have the same opportunities and support as other forcibly displaced persons, to exercise the full range of their human rights without discrimination, including access to asylum procedures and humanitarian programmes.

The purpose of this briefing is to describe specific needs of LGBTI people, who remain in Ukraine and who are on the move and LGBTI human rights defenders and organisations.