US to donate millions of dollars to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland

On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new USD 186-million humanitarian aid package for Ukraine. On Friday, Mark Brzezinski (pictured), the US ambassador to Poland, announced that nearly a quarter of this amount will be allocated to organizations helping refugees in Poland. Paweł Supernak/PAP

The United States will allocate nearly USD 48 million in humanitarian assistance to Poland's organisations that support Ukrainians fleeing to Poland, the US ambassador to Poland has said.

On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new USD 186-million humanitarian aid package for Ukraine. On Friday, Mark Brzezinski, the US ambassador to Poland, announced that nearly a quarter of this amount will be allocated to organizations helping refugees in Poland.

"I am proud to share the information that the US will provide nearly USD 48 million to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland. As part of the additional assistance announced by Secretary of State Blinken, the funds will go to organisations that support Ukrainians fleeing to Poland," Brzezinski wrote on Twitter.

According to the Tuesday statement by Blinken, the new aid package is intended "to support internally displaced persons and the more than three million refugees affected by Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified war in Ukraine."

The aid will be channelled through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and humanitarian organisations to "complement the generosity of the neighbouring countries that are welcoming and supporting refugees," by providing food, drinking water, shelter, and emergency health care, the statement said.