When the war in Ukraine began, we have reorganised our structures to help those fleeing the conflict as efficiently as possible. We provide legal and social assistance to people arriving to Poland, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable groups.
Informing through a dedicated web portal
We believe that having up-to-date information about the legal framework, allowing for a quick reaction, is essential for providing effective assistance. In the first weeks of the war, we launched a website ukraina.interwencjaprawna.pl, which so far (as on 24 November 2023) had more than 900 000 views. The portal provides information about amendments to the law and answers to the frequently asked questions of refugees. Lawyers working with our association have prepared as many as 226 articles and answers to the FAQ, which are available on the portal and serve as a reliable knowledge base (the legal status remains valid until 1.1.2024).
Civil society groups and organisations, which have not worked with refugees prior to the crisis, have also been actively involved in helping people fleeing Ukraine. This is why we launched a free of charge legal training for helpers as part of our initiative. Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we have trained a total of 750 people, and we will continue.
Providing free of charge legal advice
We support people from Ukraine by providing them with free of charge legal advice at the headquarters of our association; in the intervention centres close to the place of stay of refugees; by e-mail and telephone, as well as using communication platforms such as zoom and skype.
Helping with everyday challenges
Our integration advisors help refugees get access to medical care, social benefits and education or find safe housing.
Supporting people belonging to vulnerable groups
We provide legal assistance to people from groups most at risk of unequal treatment: persons with disabilities, Roma, as well as so-called “third countries” nationals and stateless persons, who are more likely to be discriminated against and deprived of their rights.
Monitoring the legal framework and intervening when the law is not correctly implemented
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