Poland to launch humanitarian aid coordination point

"We are finalising a point near Lublin, which will coordinate humanitarian aid," Kuczmierowski said, explaining that international planes with aid would land in Lublin. Radek Pietruszka/PAP

Poland is finalising preparations for a centre near the eastern city of Lublin to coordinate humanitarian aid, both for those in need in Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees in Poland, the head of the Government Strategic Reserves Agency (RARS) said on Saturday.

Michał Kuczmierowski told a Saturday press conference in the eastern city of Przemyśl that the RARS is involved in a range of initiatives to support those harmed by Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

"We are finalising a point near Lublin, which will coordinate humanitarian aid," Kuczmierowski said, explaining that international planes with aid would land in Lublin. Unloading will also take place there.

The aid will then go to the agency's facility in the nearby town of Niemce where it will be sorted in coordination with the foreign ministry and the prime minister's office and then sent to those in need in Ukraine as well as Ukrainians in Poland, Kuczmierowski said.

He went on to say the RARS was working to ensure accommodation, food and medical care for Ukrainian refugees.