In response to the 3,5 million Ukrainians who have fled the war, BSF is mobilizing to set up emergency, information and integration solutions for the refugee population. Our team is currently deploying an Ideas Box library at the Hrubieszow gymnasium in Poland, about ten kilometers from the Ukrainian border. Transformed into an emergency accommodation and transit centre, the space welcomes and aids almost 700 refugees every day, most of whom are women and children.
The rapid deterioration of the security situation in Ukraine following the Russian offensive is leading to massive population displacements within the country and beyond its borders – mainly in Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia and Romania.
In addition to primary needs, the issues related to protection, orientation, information and psychosocial support for these people – mainly women and children – are also absolute priorities. In the coming months, the reception and integration of millions of refugees in European countries will be an immense challenge that must be met collectively.