The Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM) is Polish non-governmental organization (NGO) with a status of public benefit institution. We focus on providing:
- humanitarian assistance to victims of natural disasters, crises or conflicts
- development assistance that supports social and economic development
- rescue aid in the event of natural and anthropogenic disasters
PCPM was established in 2006 and since then has implemented projects in Lebanon, Ukraine, Nepal, Peru, South Sudan, Uganda, Tajikistan, Palestine, Georgia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The core areas of our interest are disaster preparedness, health and education, shelter, secure livelihoods, and refugee assistance.
PCPM has been the largest recipient of funds from the Polish Government (Polish Aid) for in the past years Its operational budget has reached 19.53 million PLN (approx. US$ 5.30 million) in 2017.
Bearing in mind that we, the Poles received help from other countries after the Second World War, or even after the changes in 1989, we believe that as a medium-sized European country we have a responsibility for the fate of the world and we should not be indifferent to the suffering of others in distant lands.
The mission of the PCPM Foundation is to provide humanitarian, development and rescue assistance to those in need throughout the world, while maintaining the basic principles of humanitarianism, impartiality, neutrality and independence. In particular, we focus on providing aid to victims of armed conflicts and natural disasters.
We direct our actions to those who need it the most – victims of humanitarian crises and inhabitants of developing countries. At the same time, we do not turn our backs on any other part of the globe. We are close, we do not judge.
By acting on the international arena, we try to create a positive image of Poland as a country that shares its potential with others.
The PCPM Foundation is a non-governmental organization operating under the Polish flag on behalf of Polish institutions and individual donors. We work in the areas of humanitarian, development and rescue aid, using diversified sources of financing. We also have sustainable terrain structures and stable relationships with local partners. We help, we sympathize, we activate.