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Information centre on aid to war victims in Ukraine

Here you can read about what we are doing in connection with the war in Ukraine. Find out more about our initiatives or see how else we can help.

HELP IN UKRAINE

As part of our regular activities in Ukraine, we provide ongoing support for war victims remaining in the country. We regularly organize transports with material assistance for internally displaced persons and those who could not leave their homes. We deliver food and hygiene products, provide psychological and financial support and renovate private houses and institutions. In winter we helped residents by providing fuel, stoves, generators and thermal blankets. 

Help in Ukraine – what is going on right now?

Where do we provide assistance?

Our help in Ukraine encompasses a variety of activities and projects. Check where and how we help!

WINTER HELP

WINTER HELP

  • Distribution of thermal blankets, stoves, fuel and coal in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions, including distribution of special packages with heaters and blankets carried out in cooperation with ECHO.
  • Distribution of solid fuel for heating buildings in the Dnipropetrovska oblast. Action carried out in cooperation with Action Aid. 
  • Purchase and distribution of generators in the Kyivska and Dnipropetrovska oblasts. The generators went to centres for internally displaced persons and to the local community. Action carried out in cooperation with BHA. 

PSYCHOSOCIAL ASSISTANCE

PSYCHOSOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • We provide psychological support to people affected by the armed conflict, including women, men and children, in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions, through individual and group sessions, open events on psycho-educational topics, awareness-raising activities on mental health, violence and healthy living. Activity carried out in cooperation with BHA, ECHO, UHF and Stichting Vluchteling. 
  • Our social workers provide basic necessities (water, medicines, food, hygiene products) to the elderly, chronically ill or disabled.
  • We run 5 psychosocial assistance centers in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast (in cooperation with BHA) and 3 centers in the Kiev oblast (with our own funds). The centers provide basic psychological, social and formal aid. Those in need can also receive in-kind support and register for financial assistance.
  • We provide support in the field of legal aid in psychosocial assistance centers in cooperation with UHF and BHA.
  • We conduct trainings for employees of social institutions in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast.

SHELTER

SHELTER

  • We distribute packages with non-food items and materials needed for the renovation of shelters, including: for 1,200 people from the Kyivska oblast (in cooperation with BHA), for 350 families (in cooperation with UHF), for 690 families (in cooperation with ECHO).
  • Additionally, 350 families will receive support in the field of safe shelter and 14 most vulnerable will be provided with basic solutions, including: renovation, necessary equipment and building materials (in cooperation with UHF).
  • In cooperation with Stichting Vluchteling in the Kyivska oblast, we run a home renovation and reconstruction program for people whose residential buildings have been destroyed, internally displaced people and those in need. The project consists of three types of activities: house reconstruction, house renovation (including roof, walls and insulation) and the erection of container houses. In total, 50 container houses will be built in the course of the project (in cooperation with UNHCR) and 16 dilapidated houses will be renovated. We are also renovating 20 houses within the framework of the ECHO project.
  • In cooperation with Action Aid and ECHO, we are building modular houses for families from the Kyivska oblast who have lost their homes.

ACCESS TO WATER

ACCESS TO WATER

  • We distribute hygiene kits for internally displaced people, the elderly, people with disabilities and for the youngest. The packages are varied in terms of content and size, but they usually include, among others, soap, toothbrushes, towels, paper, cleaning products, hygiene products for children. More information on where we deliver hygiene packages is available below in the “transports” tab.
  • We also distribute hygiene kits for social institutions, e.g. nursing and retirement homes. The packages contain items such as diapers, cleaning and disinfecting agents, washing powders, etc.
  • We carried out programs to renovate and repair water and sanitation infrastructure, including toilets, showers and drains in social institutions, territorial assistance centers or temporary shelters for internally displaced persons. Repairs were carried out in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions in cooperation with UHF, BHA and ECHO.

FOOD

FOOD

  • Regular distribution of food parcels to the most deprived, internally displaced persons, children, the elderly, mothers, pregnant women and others. More information on where exactly we deliver food parcels is available below in the “transports” tab.
  • We cooperate with the World Food Program (Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk oblasts), UHF/OCHA (Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Donetsk oblasts), as well as BHA and ECHO.
  • We send food parcels financed with our own funds to Kiev, Lviv, Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • In the Lviv region, we conducted a pilot program of financial support for internally displaced persons. A total of 850 people from such places as Zhovkva, Duliany, Voloshino, Truskavets and Morshyn received support. Activity funded by Stichting Vluchteling.
  • We conducted a financial assistance program in the Kyiv, Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. 2273 people received assistance. Activity carried out in cooperation with Stichting Vluchteling.

WINTER HELP

  • Distribution of thermal blankets, stoves, fuel and coal in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions, including distribution of special packages with heaters and blankets carried out in cooperation with ECHO.
  • Distribution of solid fuel for heating buildings in the Dnipropetrovska oblast. Action carried out in cooperation with Action Aid. 
  • Purchase and distribution of generators in the Kyivska and Dnipropetrovska oblasts. The generators went to centres for internally displaced persons and to the local community. Action carried out in cooperation with BHA. 

PSYCHOSOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • We provide psychological support to people affected by the armed conflict, including women, men and children, in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions, through individual and group sessions, open events on psycho-educational topics, awareness-raising activities on mental health, violence and healthy living. Activity carried out in cooperation with BHA, ECHO, UHF and Stichting Vluchteling. 
  • Our social workers provide basic necessities (water, medicines, food, hygiene products) to the elderly, chronically ill or disabled.
  • We run 5 psychosocial assistance centers in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast (in cooperation with BHA) and 3 centers in the Kiev oblast (with our own funds). The centers provide basic psychological, social and formal aid. Those in need can also receive in-kind support and register for financial assistance.
  • We provide support in the field of legal aid in psychosocial assistance centers in cooperation with UHF and BHA.
  • We conduct trainings for employees of social institutions in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast.

SHELTER

  • We distribute packages with non-food items and materials needed for the renovation of shelters, including: for 1,200 people from the Kyivska oblast (in cooperation with BHA), for 350 families (in cooperation with UHF), for 690 families (in cooperation with ECHO).
  • Additionally, 350 families will receive support in the field of safe shelter and 14 most vulnerable will be provided with basic solutions, including: renovation, necessary equipment and building materials (in cooperation with UHF).
  • In cooperation with Stichting Vluchteling in the Kyivska oblast, we run a home renovation and reconstruction program for people whose residential buildings have been destroyed, internally displaced people and those in need. The project consists of three types of activities: house reconstruction, house renovation (including roof, walls and insulation) and the erection of container houses. In total, 50 container houses will be built in the course of the project (in cooperation with UNHCR) and 16 dilapidated houses will be renovated. We are also renovating 20 houses within the framework of the ECHO project.
  • In cooperation with Action Aid and ECHO, we are building modular houses for families from the Kyivska oblast who have lost their homes.

ACCESS TO WATER

  • We distribute hygiene kits for internally displaced people, the elderly, people with disabilities and for the youngest. The packages are varied in terms of content and size, but they usually include, among others, soap, toothbrushes, towels, paper, cleaning products, hygiene products for children. More information on where we deliver hygiene packages is available below in the “transports” tab.
  • We also distribute hygiene kits for social institutions, e.g. nursing and retirement homes. The packages contain items such as diapers, cleaning and disinfecting agents, washing powders, etc.
  • We carried out programs to renovate and repair water and sanitation infrastructure, including toilets, showers and drains in social institutions, territorial assistance centers or temporary shelters for internally displaced persons. Repairs were carried out in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions in cooperation with UHF, BHA and ECHO.

FOOD

  • Regular distribution of food parcels to the most deprived, internally displaced persons, children, the elderly, mothers, pregnant women and others. More information on where exactly we deliver food parcels is available below in the “transports” tab.
  • We cooperate with the World Food Program (Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk oblasts), UHF/OCHA (Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Donetsk oblasts), as well as BHA and ECHO.
  • We send food parcels financed with our own funds to Kiev, Lviv, Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • In the Lviv region, we conducted a pilot program of financial support for internally displaced persons. A total of 850 people from such places as Zhovkva, Duliany, Voloshino, Truskavets and Morshyn received support. Activity funded by Stichting Vluchteling.
  • We conducted a financial assistance program in the Kyiv, Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. 2273 people received assistance. Activity carried out in cooperation with Stichting Vluchteling.

OTHER

  • Supply of equipment for people with disabilities to psychosocial assistance centers in the Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk oblasts. Action carried out in cooperation with Action Aid.
  • Evacuation of the population from the Donetsk and Kharkiv oblasts in cooperation with U-Saved by providing logistical support, fuel supplies and food.

TRANSPORTS

Lviv oblast

Lviv oblast

To the warehouse in Lviv we delivered:

  • 9,978 ready-to-eat packets covering weekly demand of one adult
  • 49500 adult food kits covering the needs of one person, some of which will be sent to the Dnieper (our local partner, Love and Kindness, supports us in distribution)
  • 1800 food packages covering the needs of one person for one month

Kiev oblast

Kiev oblast

From Lviv to Kyiv and Kyiv oblast we have delivered: 

  • 1551 food sets, each covering a weekly demand of an adult 
  • 756 hygiene kits, each covering a monthly demand of a family (adults and children) 
  • 1000 food sets for children from 4 to 8 months, each covering a weekly demand 
  • 1600 food sets for children above 8 months, each covering a weekly demand
  • 1065 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family
  • 1125 ready-to-cook food sets (each set is an 18 kg package covering monthly needs of one family) – action carried out in cooperation with the WFP
  • 55 hygiene kits for 8 institutions, including orphanages, schools and special health camps for children (in cooperation with BHA)

Local distribution partners of PAH: Tovaristvo Leva, Ukrainian Red Cross. 

Zaporizhia oblast

Zaporizhia oblast

From Lviv to Zaporizhia for internally displaced persons we have delivered: 

  • 432 food sets, each covering a weekly demand of an adult 
  • 307 hygiene kit, each covering a monthly demand of a family (adults and children) 
  • 820 food sets for children from 4 to 8 month, each covering a weekly demand 
  • 1265 food sets for children over 8 months, each covering a weekly demand 

To Zaporizhia we have also delivered: 

  • 100 hygiene kits for residents of retirement home (1 kit covers a monthly demand of 20 persons) 
  • 2660 hygiene kits and 3806 diapers for children 
  • 2034 hygiene kits for adults – action carried out in cooperation with GOAL
  • 2046 ready-to-cook sets (each set is an 18 kg package covering monthly or weekly needs of one family) – action carried out in cooperation with the WFP

As part of cooperation with Chorus, we delivered to Zaporizhia:

  • 2320 hygiene kits for children
  • 8700 hygiene kits for adults
  • 324 boxes of soap
  • 5 boxes of protective masks
  • 7000 quilts (an additional 1000 quilts were delivered to Lviv)

Local distribution partner of PAH: Posmishka UA. 

Donetsk oblast

Donetsk oblast

From Lviv to Kramatorsk and the Donetsk oblast: 

  • 63 pallets of hygiene kits for 200 families – action carried out under the BHA’s project 
  • 2000 hygiene kits for children and infants 
  • 1205 hygiene kits for children and infants (different products) 
  • 1205 diapers for children 
  • 655 diapers for adults 

Local distribution partner of PAH: Ukrainian Fisherman’s Company. 

From Lyiv to Kramatorsk we have delivered:

  • 6691 packs of diapers for adults (private part, institutional part)
  • 50 sets of household chemicals and hygiene products for institutions

From Chernivtsi to different locations in the Donetsk oblast we have delivered hygiene products and household chemicals – action carried out under the OCHA Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund’s project: 

  • 1420 sets to Svitlodarsk 
  • 680 sets to Toretsk 
  • 100 sets to Novolugansk 
  • 50 sets to Druzhba 
  • 50 sets to Zalizny 
  • 186 to Niu-Jork 

From Lviv to the Donetsk oblast we have delivered hygiene products and food – action carried out in cooperation with GOAL:

  • 966 hygiene kits for adults – Svitlodarsk and Toretsk
  • 1200 food sets for families – Svitlodarsk, Toretsk and Luhanske

In the vicinity of the city of Lyman in cooperation with International Medical Corps and local partners we have delivered:

  • 5,000 food parcels for the elderly, the disabled and the unaccompanied.

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

To the logistics hub in Dnipro we delivered:

  • 12 palettes of antiseptic agents or gels
  • 7900 food packages covering the needs of one person for one month
  • 19,800 ready-to-cook sets (1 set for one adult)
  • 60,000 bottles of water with a capacity of 1.5 l and 14,800 bottles of water with a capacity of 5 l or 6 l – this transport will be distributed in Kharkiv, Kyiv and Dnipro

We delivered to Dnipro:

  • 4,224 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family
  • 2,112 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family (our distribution is supported by our local partner – Light of Culture)

To Kryvyi Rih we delivered:

  • 3,497 ready-to-cook food packages (each set is an 18 kg package covering the needs of a family for a month or a week) – action carried out in cooperation with WFP

To five towns in the Dnipropetrovska oblast we have delivered:

  • 5,400 food packages, each package covering the needs of one adult per month

Kharkiv oblast

Kharkiv oblast

We delivered to Kharkiv:

  • 2112 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family

Additionally, as part of cooperation with Chorus, we delivered to Kharkiv:

  • 2800 sets of school supplies for children
  • 1440 hygiene kits for children
  • 36 boxes of soap

In Kharkiv Oblast we have delivered:

  • 2822 packs of ready-to-cook food (each pack is an 18 kg parcel which satisfies nutritional needs of a family for one month or one week) – this activity is carried out in co-operation with WFP.

We are supported in distribution by a local partner: ArtDacha.

Mykolaiv oblast

Mykolaiv oblast

We delivered to Mykolaiv:

  • 4830 ready-to-cook sets (each set is an 18 kg package covering monthly or weekly needs of one family) – action carried out in cooperation with the WFP

Ternopil oblast

Ternopil oblast

We delivered to the Ternopil Oblast:

  • 1056 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family

Kirovohrad oblast

Kirovohrad oblast

To the Kirovohrad oblast, we have delivered for internally displaced persons:

  • 55 hygiene kits for institutions
  • 100 hygiene packages for adults
  • 350 hygiene packages for children

Odessa oblast

Odessa oblast

To Odessa oblast we delivered: 

  • 41 pallets (1,476 cans) of powdered milk for children – action carried out in cooperation with Danone 

Lviv oblast

To the warehouse in Lviv we delivered:

  • 9,978 ready-to-eat packets covering weekly demand of one adult
  • 49500 adult food kits covering the needs of one person, some of which will be sent to the Dnieper (our local partner, Love and Kindness, supports us in distribution)
  • 1800 food packages covering the needs of one person for one month

Kiev oblast

From Lviv to Kyiv and Kyiv oblast we have delivered: 

  • 1551 food sets, each covering a weekly demand of an adult 
  • 756 hygiene kits, each covering a monthly demand of a family (adults and children) 
  • 1000 food sets for children from 4 to 8 months, each covering a weekly demand 
  • 1600 food sets for children above 8 months, each covering a weekly demand
  • 1065 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family
  • 1125 ready-to-cook food sets (each set is an 18 kg package covering monthly needs of one family) – action carried out in cooperation with the WFP
  • 55 hygiene kits for 8 institutions, including orphanages, schools and special health camps for children (in cooperation with BHA)

Local distribution partners of PAH: Tovaristvo Leva, Ukrainian Red Cross. 

Zaporizhia oblast

From Lviv to Zaporizhia for internally displaced persons we have delivered: 

  • 432 food sets, each covering a weekly demand of an adult 
  • 307 hygiene kit, each covering a monthly demand of a family (adults and children) 
  • 820 food sets for children from 4 to 8 month, each covering a weekly demand 
  • 1265 food sets for children over 8 months, each covering a weekly demand 

To Zaporizhia we have also delivered: 

  • 100 hygiene kits for residents of retirement home (1 kit covers a monthly demand of 20 persons) 
  • 2660 hygiene kits and 3806 diapers for children 
  • 2034 hygiene kits for adults – action carried out in cooperation with GOAL
  • 2046 ready-to-cook sets (each set is an 18 kg package covering monthly or weekly needs of one family) – action carried out in cooperation with the WFP

As part of cooperation with Chorus, we delivered to Zaporizhia:

  • 2320 hygiene kits for children
  • 8700 hygiene kits for adults
  • 324 boxes of soap
  • 5 boxes of protective masks
  • 7000 quilts (an additional 1000 quilts were delivered to Lviv)

Local distribution partner of PAH: Posmishka UA. 

Donetsk oblast

From Lviv to Kramatorsk and the Donetsk oblast: 

  • 63 pallets of hygiene kits for 200 families – action carried out under the BHA’s project 
  • 2000 hygiene kits for children and infants 
  • 1205 hygiene kits for children and infants (different products) 
  • 1205 diapers for children 
  • 655 diapers for adults 

Local distribution partner of PAH: Ukrainian Fisherman’s Company. 

From Lyiv to Kramatorsk we have delivered:

  • 6691 packs of diapers for adults (private part, institutional part)
  • 50 sets of household chemicals and hygiene products for institutions

From Chernivtsi to different locations in the Donetsk oblast we have delivered hygiene products and household chemicals – action carried out under the OCHA Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund’s project: 

  • 1420 sets to Svitlodarsk 
  • 680 sets to Toretsk 
  • 100 sets to Novolugansk 
  • 50 sets to Druzhba 
  • 50 sets to Zalizny 
  • 186 to Niu-Jork 

From Lviv to the Donetsk oblast we have delivered hygiene products and food – action carried out in cooperation with GOAL:

  • 966 hygiene kits for adults – Svitlodarsk and Toretsk
  • 1200 food sets for families – Svitlodarsk, Toretsk and Luhanske

In the vicinity of the city of Lyman in cooperation with International Medical Corps and local partners we have delivered:

  • 5,000 food parcels for the elderly, the disabled and the unaccompanied.

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

To the logistics hub in Dnipro we delivered:

  • 12 palettes of antiseptic agents or gels
  • 7900 food packages covering the needs of one person for one month
  • 19,800 ready-to-cook sets (1 set for one adult)
  • 60,000 bottles of water with a capacity of 1.5 l and 14,800 bottles of water with a capacity of 5 l or 6 l – this transport will be distributed in Kharkiv, Kyiv and Dnipro

We delivered to Dnipro:

  • 4,224 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family
  • 2,112 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family (our distribution is supported by our local partner – Light of Culture)

To Kryvyi Rih we delivered:

  • 3,497 ready-to-cook food packages (each set is an 18 kg package covering the needs of a family for a month or a week) – action carried out in cooperation with WFP

To five towns in the Dnipropetrovska oblast we have delivered:

  • 5,400 food packages, each package covering the needs of one adult per month

Kharkiv oblast

We delivered to Kharkiv:

  • 2112 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family

Additionally, as part of cooperation with Chorus, we delivered to Kharkiv:

  • 2800 sets of school supplies for children
  • 1440 hygiene kits for children
  • 36 boxes of soap

In Kharkiv Oblast we have delivered:

  • 2822 packs of ready-to-cook food (each pack is an 18 kg parcel which satisfies nutritional needs of a family for one month or one week) – this activity is carried out in co-operation with WFP.

We are supported in distribution by a local partner: ArtDacha.

Mykolaiv oblast

We delivered to Mykolaiv:

  • 4830 ready-to-cook sets (each set is an 18 kg package covering monthly or weekly needs of one family) – action carried out in cooperation with the WFP

Ternopil oblast

We delivered to the Ternopil Oblast:

  • 1056 hygiene kits covering monthly needs of one family

Kirovohrad oblast

To the Kirovohrad oblast, we have delivered for internally displaced persons:

  • 55 hygiene kits for institutions
  • 100 hygiene packages for adults
  • 350 hygiene packages for children

Odessa oblast

To Odessa oblast we delivered: 

  • 41 pallets (1,476 cans) of powdered milk for children – action carried out in cooperation with Danone 

CROSS-BORDER TRANSPORTS

Since the second half of April, we have been delivering food packages to internally displaced persons, currently located in Vyshniv, Kotsiury and other towns in the Volyn oblast, near the Polish border. We reach people forced to flee from Kiev and eastern Ukraine, as well as from other parts of the country. Each distributed package covers the needs of one person for a month.

Transports take place once a month. So far we have delivered packages for 1000 people. In addition, as part of the last distribution in December, we also delivered 140 hygiene kits for families (thanks to cooperation with Oriflame). 

OUR PROJECTS

A list of currently implemented projects with their descriptions, information about donors as well as the place and time of implementation can be found here: https://www.pah.org.pl/en/ukraine/

Distribution of food packages in Zaporizhia Oblast in cooperation with WFP. (22.04.2023)

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HELP AT THE BORDER

HELP POINTS

HELP POINTS

  • from March, for several consecutive months, we ran immediate assistance points at border crossings in Zosin (until May), Dorohusk (until July) and Hrebenne (until August)
  • at the points, we distributed essential products to people arriving in Poland – food, water, sanitary items, medicines and warm blankets
  • our interpreters provided information and facilitated communication and directed to reception points
  • we provided tents to protect from the wind and provide a place to rest and eat a meal
  • in addition, our volunteers from Dorohusk regularly delivered essential products to persons arriving by train on the Kyiv-Warsaw route

We are constantly monitoring the situation on the Polish-Ukrainian border and we are prepared to resume operations, if necessary.

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

  • On the Polish side (including Dorohusk, Chełm, Lubycza Królewska, Tomaszów Lubelski, Ustrzyki Dolne) in the form of maintaining constant contact and organizing regular transports,
  • On the Ukrainian side at the crossings and areas beyond Dołhobyczów, Hrebenne and Budomierz through cooperation with local volunteers and residents.

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACTIONS

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACTIONS

  • In cooperation with the La Strada Foundation, we take measures to reduce the risk related to the threat of human trafficking as a result of the war and the refugee crisis.
  • We support the Partner financially and technically, providing assistance in the field of large-scale project management.

COOPERATION WITH THE “UKRAINIAN HOUSE” FOUNDATION

COOPERATION WITH THE “UKRAINIAN HOUSE” FOUNDATION

  • We cooperate with the “Ukrainian House” Foundation in Przemyśl, which provides help to Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
  • We support the partner financially and technically and provide assistance in the field of large-scale project management.
  • We finance the operation of a temporary night shelter in Przemyśl and the provision of meals to persons staying in the shelter 
  • We provide interpreters at the railway station in Przemyśl

HELP POINTS

  • from March, for several consecutive months, we ran immediate assistance points at border crossings in Zosin (until May), Dorohusk (until July) and Hrebenne (until August)
  • at the points, we distributed essential products to people arriving in Poland – food, water, sanitary items, medicines and warm blankets
  • our interpreters provided information and facilitated communication and directed to reception points
  • we provided tents to protect from the wind and provide a place to rest and eat a meal
  • in addition, our volunteers from Dorohusk regularly delivered essential products to persons arriving by train on the Kyiv-Warsaw route

We are constantly monitoring the situation on the Polish-Ukrainian border and we are prepared to resume operations, if necessary.

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

  • On the Polish side (including Dorohusk, Chełm, Lubycza Królewska, Tomaszów Lubelski, Ustrzyki Dolne) in the form of maintaining constant contact and organizing regular transports,
  • On the Ukrainian side at the crossings and areas beyond Dołhobyczów, Hrebenne and Budomierz through cooperation with local volunteers and residents.

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACTIONS

  • In cooperation with the La Strada Foundation, we take measures to reduce the risk related to the threat of human trafficking as a result of the war and the refugee crisis.
  • We support the Partner financially and technically, providing assistance in the field of large-scale project management.

COOPERATION WITH THE “UKRAINIAN HOUSE” FOUNDATION

  • We cooperate with the “Ukrainian House” Foundation in Przemyśl, which provides help to Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
  • We support the partner financially and technically and provide assistance in the field of large-scale project management.
  • We finance the operation of a temporary night shelter in Przemyśl and the provision of meals to persons staying in the shelter 
  • We provide interpreters at the railway station in Przemyśl

DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCTS AMONG REFUGEES ON A KYIV-WARSAW TRAIN (11.04.2022)

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HELP IN POLAND

COUNTRY OFFICE IN POLAND

COUNTRY OFFICE IN POLAND

Polish Humanitarian Action in May 2022 launched a new organizational structure “Poland Country Office” to effectively respond to the refugee crisis in our country. The main goal is to help people who are fleeing to Poland from the ongoing war in Ukraine. You can read more about it here.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

In March 2022, we launched the Aid Card programme which will help the refugees in Poland to buy the products they need most. The programme’s aim was to provide such aid to 25 000 individuals. As at the end of September 2022, aid has been provided to more than 11 351 families, or 26 834 individuals.

This programme will be carried out in five cities: Przemyśl, Koszalin, Olsztyn, Bartoszyce, and Stargard in co-operation with the Ukrainian Association in Poland.

In April 2023, the program was relaunched. The current edition of the program will cover about 6,500 people. Detailed and up-to-date information on the conditions for participation in the program is available here

COOPERATION WITH LOCAL NGOs

COOPERATION WITH LOCAL NGOs

Cooperation with the Mudita Association

  • We finance the operation of two reception points in Warsaw and Krakow, adapted to the needs of people with disabilities and chronic diseases. These are places of temporary residence primarily for refugees who have just arrived in Poland.
  • In the night shelter, families receive support in the form of food, volunteer care, as well as help in finding a doctor or obtaining a PESEL (Polish resident identification) number. In addition to accommodation, in each shelter there are two rehabilitation beds, toilets and bathrooms adapted for people in wheelchairs, a playroom for children and a lounge.
  • In addition, the Association’s charges participated in our aid card program. This aid consisted in issuing cards with funds sufficing to support a family for 3 months.
  • As part of the cooperation, we launched a new activity, the so-called respite volunteering. This is voluntary support for families outside the center where assistants arrange to spend time with a child or a disabled person, thus giving other family members time to rest, run errands or care for themselves. Volunteers work in Warsaw and Krakow, on average a few hours a week. 20 families receive respite support.

Cooperation with the Emic Foundation

  • We launched information and advisory points in Toruń and Bydgoszcz. Here people receive support in the form of information on the Polish social security system, registration for the PESEL number, etc., but also assistance in translating documents or finding employment and psychological support. We also finance Polish language lessons on various levels of advancement.

NGO FORUM “RAZEM”

NGO FORUM “RAZEM”

We co-create a system of coordination of activities implemented by Polish and international non-governmental organizations and local authorities with the aim of helping people from Ukraine.

The system supports mutual exchange of knowledge, information sharing and coordination of all undertaken activities.

More information on this initiative can be found here: https://forumrazem.org.pl/pl

Organizations interested in participation are welcome to contact us at: ngoforum@pah.org.pl.

“PAJACYK” PROGRAMME

“PAJACYK” PROGRAMME

We are expending the nutritional support programme, which allows us to provide hot meals to children from Ukraine who go to schools supported by our Pajacyk programme, as well as day care centres, community centres, and socio-therapeutic centres during summer vacations.  

As part of the new version of the “Puppet – Psychosocial Assistance” program (Pajacyk – Pol.), we provide psychological and psychiatric support for children in the refugee crisis, increase the knowledge of teachers, guardians and other school staff about refugees, and support parents and guardians. A total of 39 organizations from all over Poland participate in the program – the list of organizations that have qualified for the program can be found at: www.pajacyk.pl/nabor/ in the “results” tab. We have been implementing the program since September 2022. Between September and December 2022, 1,779 children and youth benefited from the project. 

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

We constantly create information content in the form of webinars, materials for schools or podcasts on humanitarian aid, the refugee crisis and the situation in Ukraine.

Actions:

  • Lessons on helping – we run an educational program for schools on responsible humanitarian aid.
  • “Tolerance is Not Enough” podcast – we talk with people involved in the organization of humanitarian aid for refugees from Ukraine. Link to the podcast: https://www.pah.org.pl/podkast/
  • Trainings for teachers – we run a series of trainings for teachers on practical skills in shaping the attitude of global solidarity.
  • Cooperation with educational activists – we expand the networks of educators, their knowledge on humanitarian aid and the global context of the war in Ukraine.

COUNTRY OFFICE IN POLAND

Polish Humanitarian Action in May 2022 launched a new organizational structure “Poland Country Office” to effectively respond to the refugee crisis in our country. The main goal is to help people who are fleeing to Poland from the ongoing war in Ukraine. You can read more about it here.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

In March 2022, we launched the Aid Card programme which will help the refugees in Poland to buy the products they need most. The programme’s aim was to provide such aid to 25 000 individuals. As at the end of September 2022, aid has been provided to more than 11 351 families, or 26 834 individuals.

This programme will be carried out in five cities: Przemyśl, Koszalin, Olsztyn, Bartoszyce, and Stargard in co-operation with the Ukrainian Association in Poland.

In April 2023, the program was relaunched. The current edition of the program will cover about 6,500 people. Detailed and up-to-date information on the conditions for participation in the program is available here

COOPERATION WITH LOCAL NGOs

Cooperation with the Mudita Association

  • We finance the operation of two reception points in Warsaw and Krakow, adapted to the needs of people with disabilities and chronic diseases. These are places of temporary residence primarily for refugees who have just arrived in Poland.
  • In the night shelter, families receive support in the form of food, volunteer care, as well as help in finding a doctor or obtaining a PESEL (Polish resident identification) number. In addition to accommodation, in each shelter there are two rehabilitation beds, toilets and bathrooms adapted for people in wheelchairs, a playroom for children and a lounge.
  • In addition, the Association’s charges participated in our aid card program. This aid consisted in issuing cards with funds sufficing to support a family for 3 months.
  • As part of the cooperation, we launched a new activity, the so-called respite volunteering. This is voluntary support for families outside the center where assistants arrange to spend time with a child or a disabled person, thus giving other family members time to rest, run errands or care for themselves. Volunteers work in Warsaw and Krakow, on average a few hours a week. 20 families receive respite support.

Cooperation with the Emic Foundation

  • We launched information and advisory points in Toruń and Bydgoszcz. Here people receive support in the form of information on the Polish social security system, registration for the PESEL number, etc., but also assistance in translating documents or finding employment and psychological support. We also finance Polish language lessons on various levels of advancement.

NGO FORUM “RAZEM”

We co-create a system of coordination of activities implemented by Polish and international non-governmental organizations and local authorities with the aim of helping people from Ukraine.

The system supports mutual exchange of knowledge, information sharing and coordination of all undertaken activities.

More information on this initiative can be found here: https://forumrazem.org.pl/pl

Organizations interested in participation are welcome to contact us at: ngoforum@pah.org.pl.

“PAJACYK” PROGRAMME

We are expending the nutritional support programme, which allows us to provide hot meals to children from Ukraine who go to schools supported by our Pajacyk programme, as well as day care centres, community centres, and socio-therapeutic centres during summer vacations.  

As part of the new version of the “Puppet – Psychosocial Assistance” program (Pajacyk – Pol.), we provide psychological and psychiatric support for children in the refugee crisis, increase the knowledge of teachers, guardians and other school staff about refugees, and support parents and guardians. A total of 39 organizations from all over Poland participate in the program – the list of organizations that have qualified for the program can be found at: www.pajacyk.pl/nabor/ in the “results” tab. We have been implementing the program since September 2022. Between September and December 2022, 1,779 children and youth benefited from the project. 

EDUCATION

We constantly create information content in the form of webinars, materials for schools or podcasts on humanitarian aid, the refugee crisis and the situation in Ukraine.

Actions:

  • Lessons on helping – we run an educational program for schools on responsible humanitarian aid.
  • “Tolerance is Not Enough” podcast – we talk with people involved in the organization of humanitarian aid for refugees from Ukraine. Link to the podcast: https://www.pah.org.pl/podkast/
  • Trainings for teachers – we run a series of trainings for teachers on practical skills in shaping the attitude of global solidarity.
  • Cooperation with educational activists – we expand the networks of educators, their knowledge on humanitarian aid and the global context of the war in Ukraine.

Registration to the financial assistance programme for Ukrainian refugees in Poland conducted in cooperation with Emic Foundation in Toruń (28.04.2023)

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HOW ELSE CAN WE HELP?

Helping war victims is a marathon, not a sprint. We encourage individuals, companies and non-governmental organizations to join us in supporting refugees. Below we present a number of actions that you can take depending on your abilities. 
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How to help as an individual

Financial assistance

Financial assistance

Polish Humanitarian Action is constantly collecting funds in connection with the war in Ukraine. The gathered funds allow us to provide effective long-term humanitarian aid on a large scale. We make every effort to ensure that each zloty spent on aid brings as much relief as possible to the victims of the crisis. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at: darczyncy@pah.org.pl 

You can make a donation here. 

Aid collections

Aid collections

At the moment, the Polish Humanitarian Action does not conduct collections necessary items. If you want to help in this way, we encourage you to visit the website pomogamukrainie.gov.pl, where you can find information on the organizations conducting such collections and their needs. 
Work

Work

In connection with the war in Ukraine, Polish Humanitarian Action is recruiting for a number of positions that will allow us to increase the scale of the aid provided. Information on the positions that we currently seek to fill can be found here. 
Charity shopping

Charity shopping

Many organizations and individuals have decided to get involved in their own way – by giving something of themselves. By making a donation to the collections below, you will receive a gift in the form of a poster, e-book or graphics. You can also try to bid on the item you are interested in. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the following collections and auctions, the income from which will be allocated to the activities of the Polish Humanitarian Action:

Financial assistance

Polish Humanitarian Action is constantly collecting funds in connection with the war in Ukraine. The gathered funds allow us to provide effective long-term humanitarian aid on a large scale. We make every effort to ensure that each zloty spent on aid brings as much relief as possible to the victims of the crisis. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at: darczyncy@pah.org.pl 

You can make a donation here. 

Aid collections

At the moment, the Polish Humanitarian Action does not conduct collections necessary items. If you want to help in this way, we encourage you to visit the website pomogamukrainie.gov.pl, where you can find information on the organizations conducting such collections and their needs. 

Work

In connection with the war in Ukraine, Polish Humanitarian Action is recruiting for a number of positions that will allow us to increase the scale of the aid provided. Information on the positions that we currently seek to fill can be found here. 

Charity shopping

Many organizations and individuals have decided to get involved in their own way – by giving something of themselves. By making a donation to the collections below, you will receive a gift in the form of a poster, e-book or graphics. You can also try to bid on the item you are interested in. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the following collections and auctions, the income from which will be allocated to the activities of the Polish Humanitarian Action:

How to help as a company

Financial assistance

Financial assistance

Polish Humanitarian Action is constantly collecting funds in connection with the war in Ukraine. The gathered funds allow us to provide effective long-term humanitarian aid on a large scale . We make every effort to ensure that each zloty spent on aid brings as much relief as possible to the victims of the crisis. 

We invite company representatives to contact us at: biznes@pah.org.pl

You can make a donation here. 

Media and advertising support

Media and advertising support

Polish Humanitarian Action is constantly looking for entities willing to provide it with their media and advertising space for the purpose of communicating fundraising actions and undertaken activities. If you are interested in cooperation, please contact us by e-mail at: marketing@pah.org.pl 
Other support, cooperation

Other support, cooperation

Entities interested in non-financial support or cooperation in the field of promotion are kindly asked to contact us by e-mail at: biznes@pah.org.pl 

Financial assistance

Polish Humanitarian Action is constantly collecting funds in connection with the war in Ukraine. The gathered funds allow us to provide effective long-term humanitarian aid on a large scale . We make every effort to ensure that each zloty spent on aid brings as much relief as possible to the victims of the crisis. 

We invite company representatives to contact us at: biznes@pah.org.pl

You can make a donation here. 

Media and advertising support

Polish Humanitarian Action is constantly looking for entities willing to provide it with their media and advertising space for the purpose of communicating fundraising actions and undertaken activities. If you are interested in cooperation, please contact us by e-mail at: marketing@pah.org.pl 

Other support, cooperation

Entities interested in non-financial support or cooperation in the field of promotion are kindly asked to contact us by e-mail at: biznes@pah.org.pl 

FOLLOW OUR ACTIVITIES

On our FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn you will find photo and video materials as well as the most up-to-date relations about Polish Humanitarian Action’s relief activities regarding the war in Ukraine. 

About us

Polish Humanitarian Action

We help victims of humanitarian crises caused by armed conflicts and natural disasters.
We are a Polish non-governmental organization operating since 1992. Since 2004, we are also a public benefit organization. We operate on three continents, including in Poland.
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