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Poland helps evacuate children from war-torn Ukraine

11.03.2022 07:40
Poland’s Ministry of Family and Social Policy is teaming up with Ukraine’s authorities to bring children from the war-hit country to safety.
Polands Minister of Family and Social Policy Marlena Maląg.
Poland's Minister of Family and Social Policy Marlena Maląg.PAP/Tomasz Gzell

The ministry has offered accomodation for to up to a thousand little ones from children’s homes and orphanages in Ukraine, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported on Thursday.

The Ukrainian children are first transported to one of three reception centres set up in the southeastern Polish city of Stalowa Wola.

These facilities offer them an opportunity to rest and play, while ensuring privacy, Poland’s Minister of Family and Social Policy Marlena Maląg told Polish Radio.   

After two to three days, the Ukrainian children are transferred to Polish residential-care institutions.

The ministry of family and social policy is working together with the interior ministry and local authorities in Stalowa Wola to make sure that the process is as smooth as possible, IAR reported.

Information about children who need to be evacuated from Ukraine can be provided via a special hotline, 532-402-575, or by email at ewakuacja@mrips.gov.pl. Those offering accommodation are asked to email miejcadladzieci@mrips.gov.pl

Friday is day sixteen of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24.


Source: IAR