On Friday, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) opened a new refugee reception center in the Polish capital Warsaw. It is set to receive 2,500 people who are fleeing Ukraine each day.
“The generosity of the Poles is an example for the rest of Europe, but the country is now stretched thin and overwhelmed. Volunteers, local authorities, and aid organizations are working night and day to meet the needs of those who cross the border,” Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland warned in a press release.
He opened the new refugee reception center together with Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.
The reception center will be ready to receive refugees from Saturday. The Norwegian Refugee Council, together with local organizations and authorities, will offer food, health care, and support to 1,500 refugees who are expected to stay at the center at all times.
“The international community must step up its efforts to relocate refugees and ensure that they can have a new start after their lives were shattered by this meaningless war. The EU should convene a European summit where heads of government agree on a real division of responsibilities,” Egeland said.
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