In Photos: CARE, and partners in Poland, welcome Ukrainian refugees
May 12, 2022
More than 6.5 million people have fled Ukraine due to the ongoing conflict. CARE and our partners are working together to provide much-needed assistance.
Ukrainian refugees, including Valeria and her son Misha, cross the border into Poland near the town of Hrebenne. In the border zone between Ukraine and Poland, refugees that cross on buses must pass through a checkpoint with their luggage.
Ukrainian Tatiana Medzatova waits at the Medyka, Poland border crossing point for her two children to arrive from Ukraine. Przemysl is a crossing point set up for refugees crossing on foot. Tatiana had just received a call that her family was only an hour away.
Marina shares a moment with her son, Timur, moments after passing through border control into Poland, near the town of Hrebenne. Mother and son were fleeing Pactava in Ukraine.
CARE is working with a partner organization, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), to provide food, water, clothing, and other necessities to refugees.
PAH volunteers assist Natalia Kzakova and her daughter, Sofia, who fled Mariupol. The Kzakova family paused to rest and eat for a few moments before leaving the border zone for Poland.
A school gym serves as temporary housing for refugees in the Polish border town, Hrebenne.
Ukrainian refugee Nadja Deerandriva and her cat, Benjamin, are temporarily staying at the Ukrainian House in the Polish border town Przemysl.
Some of the many drawings by Ukrainian refugee children that were displayed at an arts and crafts station in a converted school gym.
Cousins Mia and Margharita play catch with a balloon they found while waiting with other refugees at the Przemysl train station.
This train station, located in the nearest large town over the Polish border, is a gathering place for many refugees and non-profit organizations who are providing basic supplies as well as internet and cell phone charging while people wait. Most refugees are in transit to another location.
Ukrainian refugee Marina embraces her daughter, Arina, moments after passing through border control into Poland near the town of Hrebenne.