CARE’s History in Poland
CARE has responded to crisis in Poland since World War II. We returned after the 1956 revolution to provide aid through 1970, and again in the 1980s responding to severe food crisis.
Relief Efforts in Poland
CARE returned to Poland in March 2022 in response to the needs of millions fleeing conflict in neighboring Ukraine.
Just one month into the crisis, more than 1.2 million people have arrived in Poland, seeking refuge or further travel into other parts of Europe and beyond.
CARE is working with partners Polish Centre for International Aid (PCPM), Polish Humanitarian Aid (PAH), and Ukrainian House, and is coordinating with local authorities with immediate cash assistance as well as longer term plans for cash for work support, as well as psychosocial support to those arriving and staying in temporary shelters. CARE partners are also looking at assisting Ukrainians who do not have refugee status and therefore do not qualify for government aid in the country.