Culturally Diverse Schools
This report is based on over 100 interviews conducted in six schools – elementary and above-elementary, hosting refugee students from Ukraine.
Plan International began operating in Poland in March 2022 to respond to the unprecedented scale of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine and the associated needs of children and their families.
Poland now hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the world. More than 6.8 million people have entered Poland through the Polish-Ukrainian border to seek asylum.
For the more than 1.5 million refugees remaining in Poland, savings are being depleted while they seek housing, food and meet other immediate needs. Social networks and services have been overwhelmed by the influx of refugees who need support to deal with the stress, separation and interruption to education they have experienced.
By focusing on the key issues faced by the most vulnerable children, especially girls, among refugee and host communities, we are working where we can have the biggest impact.
Our current priorities include: