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HUMANITARIAN AID

When an armed conflict breaks out or a natural disaster strikes, the local community is not always able to react to the crisis on its own. State authorities do not have sufficient funds, the people afflicted by disaster suddenly lose their possessions and are deprived of access to safe drinking water and other resources which they might find useful in a crisis. In such cases, immediate humanitarian response is needed.

People cope with lack of access to safe drinking water, toilets and food. They are without a roof over their heads, they lose their jobs, and they are deprived of their educational and career opportunities. Conflicts and disasters force people to leave their safe homes and to flee and seek shelter far from danger. Shifting frontlines or an unstable socioeconomic situation in the region prevent them from settling safely in one place. Food and water prices are rising exorbitantly. Some zones are hardly accessible and very often there is no way of delivering any non-food items to them.

WHAT DOES THE POLISH HUMANITARIAN ACTION DO?

Our aim is to provide immediate and effective help to people whose life or health is in danger due to a humanitarian crisis. The principle of humanitarianism, to which we are firmly committed, provides that human suffering must meet with a reaction in any circumstances.

We are engaged in activities intended to immediately provide safe drinking water, food, shelter and the bare essentials to the afflicted people. The effectiveness of our activities is guaranteed by co-operation with local organisations and other relief agencies. This helps streamline the flow of information and ensures fair distribution of humanitarian aid.

Emergency response to a humanitarian crisis involves, among other things, the provision of:
  • basic access to water and hygiene (repair and construction of water take-off points, water trucking, distribution of hygiene kits)
  • safe shelter (distribution of tents, mattresses, blankets and winter clothes, kits for building temporary shelters)
  • basic access to food (food baskets)
  • basic medical care (medicine and hospital equipment)

FIND OUT MORE

2021 – JEMEN – HEALTH/WATER – II

Project duration: 1.01. – 31.12.2021 r.

Location: Aden Governorate

Donor: Caritas Poland

In this project, we are supporting a local Yemeni health service that is in a very difficult situation. We are providing basic medicines and medical equipment. We are renovating four health facilities, restoring their water and sanitation infrastructure, and equipping them with necessary medical and nonmedical equipment. We contribute to the operating costs of the health care facilities.

In addition, we provide… Read more…

2020 – Iraq – WATER

Project duration: 1.04.2020-31.03.2021

Location: Nineewa, Hamadaniya and Akre districts, Iraq

Donor: ECHO

The project aims to secure permanent access to drinking water for inhabitants of IDP camps. In camps with a water network we provide a daily supply of water from boreholes to municipal reservoirs. In camps without adequate infrastructure, water is transported by tankers. The water quality is tested daily. As part of the project, PAH is also responsible for the management of municipal waste and septic tanks in order to maintain a clean and safe environment in the camps, prevent the spread of diseases and maintain decent living conditions. The project includes repair and maintenance of efficient and clean latrines and showers thanks to the involvement of employees hired from among the inhabitants of the camps within a framework of a program which gives them an opportunity to earn a small income. The facilities will be renovated to ensure safety and comfort of use for women and girls, also at night. In addition, we pursue activities in the field of hygiene promotion in the camps, paying special attention to preventive measures against coronavirus infection.

2018/2020 – Iraq – WATER

Project duration: 01.01.2019 – 31.08.2020

Location: Nineveh, Salah Al Din, Iraq

Donor: Iraq Humanitarian Fund OCHA

This project’s goal is to provide access to clean water to people affected by the armed conflict. We repair the damaged water distribution network and the wells equipped with solar-powered pumps, which provides the local community with access to drinking water. We also restored the water and sewage infrastructure in five schools in the Nineewa district. This activity will be combined with promotion of hygiene in schools.

Additionally we will hold trainings in the use and maintenance of the new equipment. We will be monitoring water quality at the intake points so that this water always meet all applicable standards.

As a result aid will be provided to  16889 people.

2020/2021 – UKRAINE – FSL/ Protection/ WASH

Project duration: 20.08.2020 – 19.08.2021
Location: Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, Ukraine
Donator: OFDA

The goal of this project is to provide assistance to most vulnerable elderly people living near the contact line. We work in the area of psychosocial support (providing individual and group psychosocial sessions, self-help groups, open community events, individual home-based care as well as distribution of small rehabilitation equipment) as the needs for life-saving… Read more…

2018/2020 – Iraq – WATER

Project duration: 01.07.2018 – 01.07.2020

Location: Nineveh, Salah Al Din, Iraq

Donor: MADAD

We coordinate activities aimed to strengthen the water and sanitary sector. As part of this project for a local non-government organisation we will organise trainings in maintenance and repairs, hygiene promotion, and we will give mentoring in good co-operation with donors. Furthermore, the mentoring co-operation with local partners will be aimed at reinforcing their organisational capabilities, and ultimately their capacity for active and effective participation in the process of stabilising the water and sanitary infrastructure.

As a result aid will be provided to 30 000 people.

The Project is co-financed by the Polish development cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

2018/2019 – SYRIA – WATER

Project duration: 01.11.2018 – 31.05.2019

Location: Idleb region, Syria

Donor: OCHA

 

Our activities have been addressed to people who were forced to abandon their homes as a result of the armed conflict on the territories of Idleb, Hama, and Ghuta. We carry out activities centered around access to water, sanitary infrastructure, and hygiene in IDPs camps. We create new water tanks, we supply water with water trucks, and we provide monitoring of water quality. We take care of the construction and maintenance of adequate sanitation. This project also includes activities consisting of maintaining hygiene promotion, distribution of hygiene packs, and waste management within the IDPs camps.

As a result, aid will be provided to 40 913 people.

2018/2019 – Syria – Water

Project duration: 01.07.2018 – 30.06.2019

Location: Idleb, Hama, Aleppo, Syria

DonorNorwegian Church Aid (NCA)

The project scope includes a wide range of activities related to safe water access and adequate sanitation.  We build, repair and maintain water supply networks, water tanks and stations, provide water generators and panel. This project also entails good hygiene promotion. Impact: 113 799 people.

2019 – Iraq- MPC/Protection

Project duration: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019

Location: Erbil, Dohuk, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (Polish Aid)

Actively involved in this project is Polish Emergency Response Team in Kurdistan, who continually analyse crisis migration and people affected by it. Upon needs assessment of people migrating, they provide financial grants to those most in need.  In addition, they provide legal advice, entrepreneurial training programs and micro-business development funding. Impact:  912 people. The Project is co-financed by the Polish development cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

Our aim is to provide professional humanitarian aid to all those who have been affected by humanitarian crises.Immediate, adequate and effective response is possible thanks to the Emergency Response Team (ERT).

 

It is made up of specialists who are ready to immediately set off for regions affected by a humanitarian crisis. The team members have the knowledge and skills which are indispensable for making an accurate assessment of the needs, for making decisions about what kind of assistance should be provided and for effectively co-ordinating all activities in the places where they work.

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