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About us in Poland

Plan International started operations in Poland in March 2022 to respond to the unprecedented scale of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Collaborative approach

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.

Our partners

Since the start of the response, Plan International Poland Foundation has collaborated with 9 organisations:

  • Alliance4Europe (A4E),
  • Center for Citizen Education (CEO),
  • Empowering Children Foundation (FDDS),
  • Foundation for Women and Family Planning (FEDERA),
  • Children Development Foundation (FRD),
  • School with Class Foundation (FSZK),
  • HumanDoc Foundation,
  • Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH),
  • Polish Migration Forum (PFM).

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.

Ukraine appeal

Children and families affected by conflict in Ukraine need your support.