Girls in the shadow of war: Ukraine’s hidden mental health crisis
Two years on from the escalation of conflict in Ukraine, 4 young women speak about the impact the conflict has had upon their mental health.
Plan International works together with children, young people, supporters, and partners to strive for a just world, where we are all equal.
Since March 2022, we’ve worked in Poland to deliver immediate humanitarian aid to children and their families affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
As of November 2023, more than 950,000 refugees from Ukraine are actively registered as living in Poland. Around 380,000 of them are children.
We collaborate with Polish civil society organisations who support refugees and people in need, in particular targeting children, youth and minority groups. Some of our projects include psychosocial support at youth centres, workshops and activities for young people, and pre-schools for Polish and Ukrainian children to play and learn together.
Our projects with our partners cover the length and breadth of Poland, delivering services in bigger cities and smaller towns, to those in need of support.
Beyond the direct life-saving humanitarian support we provide, we are partnering with local organisations to support children’s rights and equality for girls in Poland.
Our current priorities include: