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Polish humanitarian assistance for Ukraine in 2014

In 2014 Poland provided both bilateral and multilateral humanitarian assistance to Ukraine amounting to 7 million PLN (till 31 October 2014).

Bilateral Assistance

Since the onset of the Ukrainian crisis, Poland has contributed around 4.8 million PLN in bilateral assistance.

In 2014, Poland continued to support those injured during clashes with the security forces of former President Viktor Yanukovych which began in November 2013. Medical assistance was provided to almost 140 persons and the total cost of transportation, medical procedures and rehabilitation reached almost 4 million PLN.  In addition, Poland contributed 350 000 PLN to psychosocial support and summer exchanges for Ukrainian children from the areas affected by the armed conflict in the East of the country.

In response to a growing number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and in preparation for the winter, the Polish MFA has granted 499 000 PLN to two projects carried out by Polish NGOs. Caritas Polska aims at providing support to 750 persons in 6 cities in 4 districts in the Western Ukraine – in Lviv, Drohobycz, Sokal (lviv district), Iwano-Frankiwsk (iwanofrankiwski district), Kołomya (czerniowiecki district) and Nowowołyńsk (wołyński district). As part of the project, IDPs receive assistance in the area of housing, winterization as well as legal, vocational and psychosocial support. The project implemented by the Polish Centre for International Aid is directed towards IDPs in the Charkiv region. Some 380 families receive material or financial assistance related to winterization and shelter.

Multilateral Assistance

In parallel, the Polish MFA channels assistance through multilateral humanitarian organisations. In 2014 some 2.2 million PLN were allocated to humanitarian aid in Ukraine via this channel.

In reply to the Ukraine Preliminary Response Plan 850 000 PLN were allocated to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help people in Eastern regions of Ukraine.

In addition 300 000 PLN were channelled through the The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to assist IDPs in the area of health and food.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) received an allocation of 1.05 mln PLN to assist IDPs.

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