We are on our way back to Warsaw! We passed through two border crossings tonight, in Hrubieszów and Kroscienko. The situation on the other side seems to be under control for the time being.
The several-kilometre long queue to the crossing point in Kroscienko has disappeared. The long line of cars on the Ukrainian side has already crossed the border. Perhaps the fact that the crossing points are completely empty at night is a result of the curfew which has been imposed by the country’s authorities since Tuesday evening. However, all indications are that the wave of refugees from the east, which started to flee shortly after the outbreak of war, has already crossed the border or is heading for the crossings in Romania.
If the conflict triggers another crisis at the border, we will come back here again. We have our finger on the pulse and we can be at the border at any time.
In the meantime, we are preparing support on a larger scale, aimed deep into Ukraine. Tomorrow we are sending 20,000 loaves of bread to Kiev, where there is a severe shortage. ( Check out our report on how long the queues for bread are in Kiev today). We are also planning a project to support young mothers who have already arrived in Poland, are lost, and the language barrier makes it even more difficult for them to find their feet in this new situation.
Stay with us all the time. We will keep you up to date on new actions, targeted at exactly where help is needed. We are leaving with a sense of mission accomplished. Over the course of a week, we reached several thousand people with aid. Thank you, because it was only possible thanks to you.