Poland is the European country receiving the highest number of refugees from Ukraine (already over 1M according to the United Nations estimates). They are mainly women and children, and arrive in the new country with little to no information on the assistance available and the possible options they have. TSF is starting a new information diffusion project to provide them with essential, tailored information to help them stay safe in the present and make the most informed decisions for their future.
A dedicated team was in Poland this week to finalize the first steps of the implementation of this project. “Thanks to our experience in implementing a large scale information diffusion project in Mexico, we know that it is essential to tailor the installations and the content to each context and location. It was thus important for us to discuss with the refugees, coordinate with the local partners and the other humanitarian organizations assisting the refugees, in order to share information that meets their needs,” explaining Armando Samayoa, TSF Delegate for the Americas & the Caribbean, who launched the information diffusion project in Mexico.
In collaboration with the United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), TSF will install informative screens in different reception sites for refugees in Poland. These safe spaces are set up by UNHCR and UNICEF to welcome refugees from Ukraine once they arrive in Poland, and provide special support to the most vulnerable populations, like women and children. In each place, the information displayed will be adapted to the location and the needs of the assisted populations.
Before launching the project, the team in the field has assessed the needs and identified the kind of information that would be the most relevant and important for the refugees arriving in