July 14, 2024


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Ukraine’s last war: Mayor says Kyiv faces dangerous moment

Ukraine’s last war: Mayor says Kyiv faces dangerous moment

This morning we told you about an abandoned shopping center on the outskirts of Krakow, Poland, which has been turned into a temporary relief center to receive more refugees in the city.

More than 1.8 million Ukrainians have crossed the border into Poland alone since the conflict began, and the country is feeling the pressure of welcoming so many refugees.

The center – which closed six months ago – is designed to hold about 400 people initially, but they have the potential to expand that further, says the BBC’s Dan Johnson, who is there.

It aims to take the pressure off the city’s faltering facilities and resources, and ease the accommodation shortage, as refugees are forced to sleep on the floor of the city’s railway station.

Karol Petlarski, of the city’s municipal welfare center, says the refugee center already has 100 people and is likely to be full later today.

“Our main goal is to provide the best possible assistance to the people coming from the war, who we are trying to [make them] I feel a little like [they’re at] home, to give them rest, so that they can pass by and meet and think about the future.”

Image caption: Some empty shops in the center have been turned into kitchens…
Photo caption: .. a place to sleep ..
Photo caption: …and a children’s playroom