EUROPE/POLAND - Assistance to Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons continues in the Camillian reception centers

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Ursus (Agenzia Fides) - Checking the needs and primary demands of the Ukrainian refugees is the main objective of the visit that the missionaries of the Camillian Disaster Service International (Cadis) will carry out, from May 26 to 29, in Poland for the first evaluation of the project in which they are involved. The visit will cover the two centers made available by the Camillians of Poland in Ursus and Łomianki-Buraków, where Ukrainian women and children are welcomed, currently for a total of 51 people (see Fides, 4/3/2022).
For the first on-site visit, the Cadis staff is led by the executive director, Fr. Aris Miranda, MI, who will meet the group involved in the two centers and working at the Warsaw West Central Station. "The visit to the Warsaw West railway station, where volunteers welcome Ukrainian refugees with help and assistance, will be a moment to share feelings and impressions related to the first approach to Poland of people fleeing the war", said Fr. Miranda.
"Although the migratory flow has slowed compared to the first weeks of the war, it is still considerable. In addition, for a few weeks there has been a flow of people who have taken the opposite path, to return to Ukraine and try to return to normality".
The current shelter project will house around 70 women and children in the two centres, engaging them in recreational and psychosocial activities. It will also help internally displaced people from the cities of Lviv and Kharkiv, in Ukraine. (GC/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 25/5/2022)