Mapuj Pomoc new report – support initiatives for Ukrainian refugees in Poland

The data presented in the report comes from a comprehensive update that the Mapuj Pomoc team carried out in the summer of 2023. During this process, information on the activities of help points from different regions of Poland that provide support to Ukrainian refugees was analysed. Through the update, it was possible to verify who continues to engage in aid activities, where they do so, and in what form. It was also verified which projects had been completed and which had changed the nature of their activities for refugees.

Results of the report

The report shows that the situation presented in the help map is stabilising.

Out of the total number of 1,619 mapped aid points, 1139 were still operating by the end of August 2023. The lack of equal distribution of assistance in Poland is evident in all available statistics. Larger urban centres significantly dominate in terms of the support offered.

The centres that continue to operate are beginning to specialise in long-term assistance, offering e.g. education, training, legal aid, while those that offered short-term assistance: accommodation, material assistance or transport are closing down.

There are more than 160 projects throughout the country aimed at people from vulnerable groups. One third of them are located in the Mazowieckie  Voivodeship.

Purpose and importance of the service mapping process

Mapping makes it possible to pinpoint the exact location of help points, which is crucial for people in need of support. With access to accurate data, people can find the nearest point of assistance and get the resources and services they need.

Mapping allows humanitarian organisations, government agencies and others to coordinate their activities and deploy resources efficiently to the appropriate locations. This prevents excessive duplication of effort and allows for better use of available resources.

Keeping an eye on the evolving humanitarian situation is key. With up-to-date data, organisations can adapt their activities to new needs and challenges, which contributes to more effective aid.

Mapping aid points provides vital information to the public and the media on the availability of aid to people in need. This promotes greater public awareness and solidarity, which can lead to greater support for humanitarian action.

It is a process that helps in the long-term planning of humanitarian action. It helps to identify where there is a need for new aid points and what types of support are most needed.

As a result, the mapping of aid points in Poland contributes to a more efficient and organised provision of humanitarian assistance, improved access to necessary services and resources for people in need of support, and increased public awareness of humanitarian issues.

Download and read the reports

Below you will find the nationwide report as well as reports for individual regions.

Check the reports for each voivodeship: