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700 3rd country nationals hosted and 170 hosting base for refugees
We launched an intervention hostel with accommodation and meals for refugees who do not hold Ukrainian citizenship. The government support programmes did not concern those people. We lodged almost 700 refugees of over 40 nationalities.
From the beginning of March till the end of May, in Krakowiaków Street in Warsaw, we ran an emergency hostel for refugees of non-Ukrainian origin fleeing Ukraine. The hostel could shelter over 70 people. It was open to anyone who had difficulty finding accommodation after fleeing Ukraine. We provided shelter from the war for almost 700 people of more than 40 different nationalities.
Our hostel was a place where the refugees could have a hot meal, wash their belongings, get toiletries, but also could obtain legal and logistic aid, or simply sleep and rest in a place less overwhelming than a train station or a warehouse hall, where people fleeing Ukraine were often lodged.
The hostel could not operate without the help of volunteers, who were on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on site. One on-duty period lasted 4 hours and was attended by 3 volunteers. The volunteers did more than just check people in and out. Affiliated with KIK and the Chlebem i Solą foundation, the volunteers also helped organise the transport of refugees between different cities and countries, looked for accommodation in Poland and abroad, and did their best to find psychological and medical help for refugees. The hostel was supported by almost 100 volunteers.
Since the first days of the war we have been looking for homes for refugees. We have created a database of 170 homes
Database of homes
Since the outbreak of the war we have been looking for homes for refugees. The KIK team created a database comprising over 170 homes for persons fleeing the war. Our volunteer team worked throughout March and April to provide the refugees with accommodation for periods from a few days to a few months. Our volunteers also operated a helpline and an e-mail address to which requests were sent. Many times, KIK members offered not only their rooms or attics, but also entire flats to refugees.
We also supported hosts providing accommodation to refugees at their flats. In addition, the hosts were provided with guidance on how to function in new situations, while experts offering psychological help were at their disposal.