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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-11/2360 – measures in Poland

International humanitarian aid HUB in Lower Silesia

Międzynarodowy HUB pomocy humanitarnej na Dolnym Śląsku

Country Poland , applies regionally

Time period Open ended, started on 11 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
Author Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)
Measure added 20 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

The local government of Lower Silesia Voivodeship has established an international HUB with humanitarian aid. Its aim is to gather and store material help for Ukraine and the people, that decided to stay in their country or cannot leave. The decision has been made during one of the local government's sittings.

Content of measure

Most of the items are mainly coming from partners located in Germany and from local fundraisers or gatherings of material help for Ukraine. Items stored there consist of medical aid, hygiene products, cleaning products, food for newborn children, high–energy food, linen, blankets, and mattresses. Aid comes from the local warehouse where items gathered from the local community are stored. Moreover, international aid comes mostly from Saxony, Lower Saxony, and Brandenburg. From the HUB convoys are being sent straight to Ukraine. There are no strict requirements as to where the aid is sent. It is based on individual requests made by specific cities or regions.

Use of measure

A convoy of three ambulances and a truck has left for Ukraine. In the future, the next convoys are set to leave for Ukraine. There are plans to send humanitarian aid to many regions of Ukraine, not only the ones that are partners with the Voivodeship (eg., Zhytomyr and Volyn oblasts).

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Local / regional government
EU (Council, EC, EP)

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Social partners jointly
  • Main level of involvement: Regional or local level


Regional government in Wroclaw, Lesser Poland, is collaborating with its regional governments from partner regions in Germany (Saxony, Lower Saxony, and Brandenburg) and Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovograd oblasts) to deliver the humanitarian aid. The help is also coordinated with the help of the EU institutions, incl. the Committee of the Regions of the European Union.

Views and reactions



  • 10 March 2022: We Wrocławiu powstał samorządowy HUB międzynarodowej pomocy humanitarnej dla Ukrainy (


Eurofound (2022), International humanitarian aid HUB in Lower Silesia , measure PL-2022-11/2360 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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