Natural disasters and armed conflicts have a direct impact on access to food. Regardless of whether one lives in a drought-affected area or has left his or her home fleeing from an armed conflict – a food shortage poses a grave threat to health and life. Unrestricted access to food enhances the feeling of safety and gives a sense of well-being.


We distribute food baskets and we co-operate with local bakeries and canteens. In this way, not only do we care for the health and safety of our beneficiaries, but we also support local entrepreneurs and we help promote the employment of local people. It is very important to us.

To provide access to food and ensure sanitary safety, among other things, we:

  • distribute food baskets
  • co-operate with local bakeries and canteens

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2018 – Syria – FSL

Project duration: 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2018

Location: Idleb, Syria

Donor: WFP

Project’s aim is to support internally displaced people and local communities in Hama and Idleb, through improved access to food.  We provide specialist baby food and infant formula, preventing malnourishment and nutrient deficiencies.  In addition, we distribute 14,500 food packages monthly, to those most in need. Impact: 72,500 people.
2018 – SOUTH – SUDAN – NFI

Project duration:  01.05.2018 - 30.10.2018

Location: Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

As part of the project, the Polish Humanitarian Organization distributes temporary shelters and tents and other basic necessities to provide a safe haven and basic equipment for the internally displaced persons inside the country. In addition, we conduct workshops on the correct and effective use of distributed items. Impact: 20,000 people
2018/2019 – SOUTH- SUDAN- FSL/WASH

Project duration: 01.11.2017 – 31.08.2018

Location: Magwi and Imatong States, South Sudan

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The project’s aim is to support self-sufficient and effective food production, to stabilise situation of internally displaced and repatriating people and local communities in Magwi and Imatong States.  We organise farmers training, established and equipped Regional Plant Nurseries.  The equipment includes: seeds, tools, irrigation kit. We distribute equipment, vegetable and grain seeds. Foot-powered water pumps and drip irrigation systems will be installed and training will be provided to 30 engineers. Providing training to 30 local hygiene consultants, will improve their hygiene awareness. Impact: 13,500 people.

Project duration: 20.03.2018 - 19.09.2019

Location: Uror and Jonglei States, South Sudan

Donor: Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)

The project’s aim is to provide access to clean and safe water, sanitation and personal hygiene improvement of internally displaced, repatriating people and local communities in Uror and Jonglei States. 17 water supplies will be renovated.  We will build new sanitation technologies, including hand-washing stations or latrines in camps, food centres and schools.  Water measures will be supported by hygiene promoting campaigns, training for hygiene consultants and hygiene kits distribution (soap, buckets, water pills, menstrual hygiene kit). Impact: 20,000 people.
2018/2019 – SOUTH – SUDAN – WATER

Project duration: 24.05.2018 – 24.05.2019

Location: Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan


We streamline WASH Cluster, through water, hygiene and washing facilities co-ordination. We aim to improve effectiveness and efficiency in delivering aid to residents of Jonglei State, who are most in need. The project scope includes hygiene promotion i.a. through Global Handwashing Day, World Toilet Day or World Water Day celebration.  We also organise quarterly workshops focused on reporting and management of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). These workshops aim to help decide on early action plan and prepare local communities for future crises. Impact: 225,000 people.
2018 – SOUTH – SUDAN – FSL

Project duration:  01.05.2018 - 30.10.2018

Location: Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Our project includes internally displaced people and local communities in Western Bahr el Ghazal State. We support 60 Regional Plant Nurseries.  We deliver equipment, vegetable and grain seeds, and also provide irrigation systems for watering crops.  Our actions aim to increase food production. We support 400 fish farmers, to achieve our goals. In addition, we organising hygiene promoting and healthy eating campaigns. Impact: 18,200 people.

Project duration:  19.03.2018 – 19.08.2018

Location: Luhansk Oblast, Western Ukraine

Donor: Project funded from organisation's own resources

As part of the project, we improve sanitation infrastructure in 10 institutes for children and elderly (schools, care homes). Hygiene promoting campaigns are also available to these groups.  The project also includes training courses for teachers and parents from 25 schools. We also provide small hygiene bundles. Impact: 16,575 people.
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Project duration: 01.04.2018 - 31.12.2018 Location: Machakos, Makueni and Kitui Counties Donor: Polish Aid

This project corresponds to local farmers in Kenya, living in regions with equatorial, dry climate.  The aim of the project is to increase water accessibility, improve sanitation, increase awareness of methods and techniques to protect water supplies from negative climate changes.  The above work can increase local farmers employability and work efficiency.  As a result help will be provided to: 5670 people.
2018 – South Sudan – WATER

Project duration: 20.03.2018 - 19.09.2018

Location: Uror County, Jonglei State, South Sudan

Donor: Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)

We support returnees and host community have timely and safe access to sufficient quantity of water for domestic use and personal hygiene. We offer practice safe sanitation and hygiene in a dignified and safe environment. Impact: 20 000 people.

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Dr. Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza

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Dorota Heidrich PhD

Jan Weuts

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Prof. dr. Joost Herman

Catherine Bragg PhD

2018/2019 – South Sudan – Water

Project duration: 1.04.2018 - 31.03.2019

Location: All the States if applicable, South Sudan

Donor:  ECHO

As part of the project, we renovate water supplies and provide access to water during crisis situations.  We create and provide training to Water Committees, who are responsible for water infrastructure repair, maintenance and management.  We provide first need products , repair tools and spare parts. We build latrines in schools and other public places. We create and implement new waste disposal systems and initiate clean-up activities in local communities. Impact: 85,000 people. 
2017/2018 – Syria – Water

Project duration: 01.07.2017 – 19.08.2018

Location: Idleb, Al Ma’ra, Saraqeb, Jabal Saman, 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: 113,726 people.
2018 – Iraq- PROTECTION

Project duration: 01.05.2018 – 31.12.2018

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: 4,104 people.W efekcie pomoc otrzyma 4104 osóbThe Project is co-financed by the Polish development cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
2018 – Ukraine – Protection

Project duration: 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2018 Location: East Ukraine Donor: Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Polish Aid)

We help internally displaced persons and host communities. We provide lawyer counselling, social counselling, career mentoring, vocational courses, open meetings on entrepreneurship and psychological consultation. We also provide monthly cash grants for those who are in the greatest need. As a result, 3 000 people will be reached with our aid. The Project is co-financed by the Polish development cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
2017/2018 – Somalia – Water

Project duration: 01.11.2017 – 30.08.2018

Location: Banaadir Region, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle in South Central County, Somalia


We deliver hygiene products to internally displaced people, affected by humanitarian crisis. We provide access to temporary water supplies by offering water vouchers and providing bulk water deliveries. We increase access to safe water in schools, education and medical centres, build latrines and promote good hygiene practices.  We sustain and support crisis coordination mechanisms. Impact: 176,644 people.
2017/2018 – Somalia – Water

Project duration: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2018

Location: Banaadir Region, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle in South Central County, Somalia

Donor:  ECHO

We provide clean water access to internally displaced people in both, official and emergency camps.  People most in need receive our financial aid. We monitor water supplies, develop water and sanitation infrastructure and provide training in servicing and maintaining it.  We build temporary latrines; provide training to hygiene consultants and water committees.  We organise hygiene promoting campaigns in camps and other institutes supporting internally displaced people.  We provide hygiene bundles. Impact: 96,000 people.
2018 – South Sudan – Water

Project duration: 15.05.2018 - 30.09.2018 Location: Jonglei State and other States if applicable, South Sudan Donor: Project funded from organisation's own resources

As part of the project, we provide access to clean and safe water, to internally displaced people and local communities. We renovate and build new water supplies. We create and provide training to Water Committees, who are responsible for water infrastructure repair, maintenance and management.   We provide access to educational resources and hygiene promoting programmes for primary school students. Impact: 10,000 people. As a result the aid will be delivered to 100000 beneficiaries.

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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Celem Twojego biegu nie musi być tylko meta!

While taking part in a running event, you can raise funds for the Polish Humanitarian Action. Register your collection online and ask your friends for extra motivation for training or do something even more crazy. There are countless ways of motivating friends to make donations! You can propose that after the agreed amount has been collected you run a marathon wearing some fancy dress. Or maybe you have never run a marathon and you want your friends to lend you their support and show that they believe in you by making a donation?
Hold a charity event in your city


Jeśli chcesz świętować ważne dla Ciebie wydarzenie w wyjątkowy sposób – włącz w to rodzinę i znajomych.

Poproś, żeby pieniądze, które przeznaczyliby na kupienie Ci prezentu, wpłacili na konto Polskiej Akcji Humanitarnej. Niech Twoje święto będzie okazją do tego, żeby zrobić coś dobrego dla innych!

Dowiedz się, jak w kilku krokach zorganizować własną zbiórkę pieniędzy na rzecz Polskiej Akcji Humanitarnej!

Niezależnie od tego, gdzie mieszkasz i czym się zajmujesz, możesz wpierać naszą pomoc aktywnie - organizując zbiórki pieniędzy na ważne dla Ciebie cele. Jeśli chcesz zbierać pieniądze na rzecz Polskiej Akcji Humanitarnej w miejscu publicznym, musisz wystąpić do PAH o zgodę na przeprowadzenie zbiórki, aby zbiórka przeprowadzona była zgodnie z przepisami prawa polskiego. Nie przejmuj się, to proste!
Głód w Sudanie Południowym i Somalii

Polska Akcja Humanitarna alarmuje:

ponad 6 milionów Somalijczyków potrzebuje pilnej pomocy w związku z utrzymującą się suszą i brakiem żywności. Dramatyczna jest również sytuacja w Sudanie Południowym, gdzie wskutek wewnętrznego konfliktu ograniczony dostęp do jedzenia ma prawie 5 milionów ludzi. PAH, która od lat prowadzi stałe misje w obu tych krajach, podjęła działania, którymi planuje objąć kilkadziesiąt tysięcy potrzebujących zanim kryzys przerodzi się w klęskę głodu.

The Master Programme in Humanitarian Action (HA) provides students with a broad education and training in the area of international humanitarian action, in which critical thinking and research skills are emphasised.

Moreover, the interdisciplinary Master’s degree combines theoretical and analytical knowledge and skills with a more hands-on approach. Courses are taught by a combination of in-house experts and field-experienced guest lecturers. The Programme was developed and is run jointly by the Faculty of Law & Administration and the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies (Institute of International Relations), in cooperation with partner universities associated in the Network on Humanitarian Action.
donation via a cash machine

Making donations via a cash machine is the first such facility in Poland.

olish Humanitarian Action has established co-operation with Euronet Polska Sp. z o.o. (, which is part of Euronet Worldwide – a world leader in processing safe electronic financial transactions and the owner of the largest network of cash machines in Europe. Within the framework of this co-operation, a facility will be provided enabling to make charitable donations via cash machines and cash deposit machines operated by Euronet, so that it will be possible to provide help much faster. Making a donation via a cash machine is very much like making a standard bank transfer. Having inserted the card into the card reader and having entered your PIN number, you have to choose the “Make a donation” option and then choose the foundation and enter the amount. Donations can also be submitted in cash via a cash deposit machine, choosing “Make a donation” on the welcome screen and subsequently choosing the preferred mode of payment: “Cash” or “Card”.
make a charitable request

One way of supporting our organisation is to make a charitable request to PAH. We will be very grateful if you consider appointing our organisation as one of your beneficiaries or legatees.

The last will can change the world and be the crowning achievement of one’s whole life. We all want to leave something behind and we want the values we cherish to survive. Such a legacy will bring profits over many years, during which time we be able to provide help to communities affected by humanitarian crises. In this way, one person can change the future of many people.
employee involvement

Financial service and in-kind donations

Co-operation during a humanitarian crisis

Products and loyalty programmes dedicated to PAH

PAH’s Business SOS Club

Strategic partnership

Sześć mitów o pracownikach humanitarnych

Czy wiesz, że ponad 50% Polaków myśli, że dla pracownika humanitarnego wykonywana praca to hobby, a nie zawód wymagający odpowiednich kwalifikacji? Co więcej, blisko 70% z nas sądzi, że pracownik humanitarny nie otrzymuje wynagrodzenia za swoją pracę, a działania gwiazd takich jak Angelina Jolie czy Bono to właśnie przykład pomocy humanitarnej

W tym artykule rozprawiamy się z najbardziej rozpowszechnionymi w społeczeństwie stereotypami dotyczącymi pracy w sektorze humanitarnym. MIT PIERWSZY: Pracownik humanitarny nie otrzymuje wynagrodzenia za swoją pracę. Najpowszechniejszym stereotypem na temat pracy w sektorze pomocy humanitarnej jest wyobrażenie o tym, że jest to praca za darmo, typ wolontariatu. Tymczasem pracownik humanitarny to wykwalifikowany specjalista, osoba, która często posiada wykształcenie kierunkowe z zakresu pomocy humanitarnej i/lub rozwojowej, pracuje na cały etat i otrzymuje wynagrodzenie za swoją pracę. Szacunkowa liczba osób zatrudnionych w obszarze pomocy humanitarnej i rozwojowej na świecie wynosi około 600 tysięcy.
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