Young People on the War in Ukraine
This policy paper summarises the discussions from consultations Plan International conducted with over 200 young people from Ukraine.
By 31 July 2023, 1,653,213 refugees from Ukraine were registered for temporary protection in Poland (data from the UN Refugee Agency). Of this figure 85% were women and children.
Informal support networks, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and state services have been overwhelmed by the influx of refugees who need support to cover their basic needs and cope with the stress, separation, and interruption to education they have experienced.
To address these shortages, Plan International Poland Foundation is collaborating with local NGOs to implement programmes to deliver immediate humanitarian aid to affected people and support children’s rights, equality for girls and disability inclusion. Thanks to partnerships with Polish organisations, Plan International Poland Foundation has been able to combine its experience in humanitarian and development aid with the knowledge of needs, structures and solutions developed by local actors, to create a harmonised response across the country.
Since the start of the response, Plan International Poland Foundation has collaborated with 9 organisations:
As a purpose-driven organisation, Plan International Poland Foundation wants its programmes to go beyond responding to the humanitarian crisis. It wants to promote diversity, equity, and disability inclusion, and support gender equality and young people’s engagement, regardless of gender, origin, nationality, beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status.