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The Polish Center for International Foundation operated in Ukraine even before the escalation of the conflict. After February 24, 2022, it intensified its humanitarian efforts by participating in the reconstruction of devastated villages and supporting employment and education. Throughout 2023, the foundation delivered food parcels, medicines, and supplies to firefighters and welfare homes, including those in frontline towns.

Evacuations and humanitarian assistance

Beginning in February 2022. The PCPM Foundation assisted in the evacuation of residents of Kharkiv and the surrounding area to a prepared center in Svitlovodsk. Specialists from PCPM’s Emergency Medical Team evacuated Ukrainian patients: children from oncology wards, people in need of specialized treatment, the elderly and those alone. Since the escalation, the foundation has been organizing humanitarian transports, equipment and ambulances for hospitals. As early as March 2022, the Foundation opened a 24-hour unique Transit Center at East Warsaw Station, created specifically for those fleeing the war from Ukraine.

The Foundation’s staff and volunteers worked right on the front line, delivering aid to the most devastated places in Kherson region and Kherson itself. They donated firefighting equipment. After the dam on the Dnieper River blew up in Novaya Kakhovka, aid also reached flood victims.

Relief, employment and education in Ukraine

The PCPM helped those who lacked the means to live. It paid handouts, provided rent subsidies. It organized safe places and fuel for the winter.

In 11 different municipalities in Ukraine, the foundation launched “Cash for Work” intervention employment programs. In mid-2023, reconstruction and renovation of destroyed homes began. PCPM supported the restoration of public services in Ukrainian cities. Thanks to vehicles provided by the foundation, public transportation was restored in Trotsinets, and humanitarian aid was able to reach those most in need. In Truskavets, the foundation equipped shelters in schools so that children could learn together again.

Reconstruction and Public Services

The PCPM Foundation, with the support of the Taiwanese community, is making a significant contribution to the reconstruction of Trostianets. In November, 5 buses, a dust truck, a sewage tanker, and ambulances were donated, which will reactivate many public services.Also, in collaboration with the Taiwanese government, PCPM is rebuilding and renovating houses in the village of Tsirkuny near Kharkiv, which is primarily inhabited by the elderly and people with disabilities

Employment and education in Poland

The Foundation extended support to refugees from Ukraine, assisting them in rebuilding their lives in Poland. This assistance was especially crucial for vulnerable groups, including the elderly, lonely individuals, and people with disabilities. PCPM disbursed aid payments and financed rent subsidies.

Additionally, PCPM implemented a program to employ refugee teachers from Ukraine (known as “Cash for Work”). The program also facilitated the hiring of translators, babysitters, and entertainers for children. Refugees also found employment in Warsaw’s cultural centers, made possible through collaboration with the City of Warsaw and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

The Foundation played a vital role in the adaptation and education of Ukrainian children. Donations of classroom supplies, laptops, projectors, and furniture supported their learning. Furthermore, an Education and Creativity Center was established in the capital, providing a space for mothers and children to engage in activities while receiving assistance. During vacations, the Foundation organized half-day camps in ten Polish cities.

In Warsaw, a PCPM Education Center with a Ukrainian curriculum and language was inaugurated, catering specifically to Ukrainian students.

Medical Transit Center

After the initial months of the war, it became evident that evacuation, particularly of hospital patients, needed improvement. Ukraine was integrated into the European Civil Protection Mechanism. In September 2022, driven by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health and with collaboration from the Polish Ministry of Health, the PCPM established the MEDEVAC HUB Jasionka. This hub facilitated the transportation of Ukrainian patients to various European countries for medical treatment and was located near the Rzeszow airport.

Assistance in Latvia

The PCPM Foundation stood as the sole Polish organization providing aid to Ukrainian male and female refugees at the Latvian-Russian and Latvian-Belarusian borders.

Support Ukraine

Read a comprehensive report detailing our two years of work and assistance to the people in Ukraine.