After World War II, CARE mobilized to send much-needed food rations, known as CARE Packages, to Polish people and refugees devastated by war and occupation. As the war in Ukraine escalated, CARE returned to Poland to assist Ukrainian refugees. The Polish office is also active in Slovakia and Hungary and runs operations in Ukraine.
Currently, CARE International in Poland aims to ensure that refugees in Poland have access to gender, education, and basic needs assistance. Its work has included cash assistance, employment of Ukrainian teaching assistants in Polish schools, psychosocial support for children and adults, integration training, and robust gender and women’s health activities, including support for survivors of gender-based violence.
This report is a summary of CARE’s activities in Poland and the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region in 2022.