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Polish PM, local authorities discuss possible new wave of Ukrainian refugees

26.11.2022 10:00
Polish prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has met representatives of local authorities from around the country to coordinate efforts to accommodate an expected new wave of refugees from Ukraine.
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Poland’s Health Minister Adam Niedzielski and Family, Labour and Social Policy Minister Marlena Maląg also took part in that meeting.

The authorities discussed efforts to provide refugees with housing, healthcare and humanitarian aid.

The Prime Minister’s office said in a statement published on its website that Poland is ready “to help those who will be forced to seek shelter in our country.”

“In all voivodeship across Poland we have set up special reception points to provide support for those crossing the Polish - Ukrainian borders,” the statement said, adding that local authorities provide refugees with “food, shelter and basic healthcare, as well as information on permanent residence and support.”

Since February 24, Poland has taken in nearly 8 million refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

A deputy interior minister said in mid-September that Poland was home to some 1.3 million Ukrainian refugees after many of them decided to return to their country.

Poland in March enacted a measure to offer wide-ranging support to Ukrainians, which grants them residence rights and ensures access to education, healthcare and social benefits.

Source: PAP