Poland plans to spend more than PLN 3 billion (EUR 688.9 mln) on relief assistance in 2019 while in the previous year, the funds dedicated to this purpose totalled PLN 2.8 billion (EUR 643 mln), Poland's minister for humanitarian aid Michal Wos told PAP.
The Polish government is earmarking nearly PLN 3 bln for development and relief efforts in other countries, said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Michał Woś on Wednesday.
The three-day Warsaw Humanitarian Expo 2019 exhibition started on Tuesday in Nadarzyn, near Warsaw, and is being attended among others by Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. The event is being held under the patronage of Polish President Andrzej Duda.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has told PAP that Poland wants to specialise in humanitarian aid. In June, an international humanitarian fair, Warsaw Humanitarian Expo, will be organised in Warsaw.
In 1946 Rajchman called for a fund to be created to help children. On his initiative, around 30 million medical examinations and 17 million tuberculosis vaccines were provided in 22 countries around the world between 1948-1951.
A convoy of ten trucks transporting 500 temporary homes valued at PLN 3 mln (EUR 698, 470) is heading from Gdańsk, northern Poland, to Mosul in northern Iraq. The houses are a form of humanitarian aid from the Polish government.
Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, signed a memorandum of cooperation in New York on Wednesday, which provides for an increase in financial aid, and other aid, to the ICRC.
Since 2015, the resources allocated by the Polish government to humanitarian aid have increased sixfold, Polish Humanitarian Aid Minister Beata Kempa said after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
The team of the Polish Humanitarian Action in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region visited the village of Marina on Sunday as part of a relief project for the most needy in the provinces of Dahuk and Irbil.
We are in contact with NGOs, both secular and religious, on the issue of delivering immediate aid to people in need in Eastern Ghouta in Syria, Poland's minister for humanitarian aid, Beata Kempa, told PAP on Tuesday.