The future of the instruments for financing the EU’s external actions was one of the main topics during today’s Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels which was attended by EU development cooperation ministers.
A health centre capable of admitting 1,600 patients a month, medical care and free-of-charge medication to 600 children and 400 pregnant women, training for midwives and future mothers, vaccines for school children – these are the results of seven month’s work of the Polish Medical Mission in Wakema Township, the Irrawaddy River delta.
Since the outbreak of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014, the MFA has assisted internally displaced persons from Donbass and the poorest communities that host them. The current measures aim at ensuring basic health, psychological and welfare care. Polish aid also funds projects to boost entrepreneurship and to find employment in the new place of residence.
“Held by the MFA and the world-renowned National Geographic, this contest offers insights into development issues which affect many people and societies,” Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki said at a Lens on Development gala award ceremony.