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The US Ambassador to the United Nations visited the Warsaw Center for Education and Development for Refugees

The US Ambassador to the United Nations visited the Warsaw Center for Education and Development for Refugees

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited the Center for Education and Development on Wednesday. Photo by PAP / Tomasz Gzell

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited the Education and Development Center on Wednesday, where various activities for children and youth from Ukraine are being held. Thomas-Greenfield emphasized that she is grateful to Poland and the Polish government for the hospitality shown to refugees from Ukraine.

In the center – which was established thanks to the cooperation of the capital Alior Bank and UNICEF in Warsaw – there are, among other things, Polish language courses, psychological support, as well as workshops and art classes for children and adolescents.

The US ambassador to the United Nations thanked Poland and the Polish government for the hospitality shown to refugees from Ukraine at a press conference after visiting the center. Before going to the center, he said he spent several hours talking with other organizations that support Ukrainians living in Poland.

Thomas-Greenfield says that every time she meets refugees from Ukraine, they say they want to go home. “I meet kids who say they want to go back to school,” she added.

Journalists asked the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations what preparations are being made for the next large influx of refugees from Ukraine to Poland and other European countries — in light of the coming winter and Russia’s continued attacks.

Thomas-Greenfield recalls announcing that US$25 million. Additional support for projects to help Ukrainians survive the winter. He said that the topic of possible further migration from Ukraine was also discussed during the talks in Poland. He also pledged that the US president would work with Congress on the support Ukraine needs until Russia’s unauthorized occupation ends.

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Education and Development Center at ul. Towarowa has been operational since June 14 this year and so far thousands of children and adolescents have received psychological help there. There are Polish and English language courses and various workshops for children, including art workshops related to Ukrainian culture. The classes are run by non-governmental organizations, with which the capital city of Warsaw has signed relevant agreements, and are funded by UNICEF. Distance education is also available for children from Ukraine who can connect with their school in Ukraine. (PAB)

Author: Karol Kostrzewa

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