Residents in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv woke up to their homes destroyed after Russia’s invasion force left a trail of damage in the city.
Residential buildings lay in ruins as people begin to clear the rubble, and emergency services arrived.
Images of Ukrainians in cities under attack sleeping in crowded metro stations for safety offer a glimpse of the likely crisis still to come.
CNN showed thousands of Ukranians crammed underground in a railway station.
With Russian air strikes targeting civilian sites and forces reportedly closing in on Kyiv, humanitarian aid groups are scrambling to put together a response.
CARE, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and other groups are launching appeals to drum up funding and support for their work.
Meanwhile, the U.N. has allocated $20 million in emergency funding.
USAID announced yesterday it has deployed a disaster assistance response team, currently based in Poland, to lead the U.S. government’s humanitarian response.